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Season’s Greetings & Happy New Year

Cover art from the December 1936 Coupler. 12/2/19 10:16 AM

The Commissioners and Management extend to you and your family their sincere good wishes for a very Merry Christmas, and may the New Year bring forth an abundance of happiness and good health to you and yours.

Cover art from the December 1936 Coupler depicts Santa delivering gifts courtesy of Gray Coach Lines.

Happy Holidays Season Service
New Year’s Eve free rides start at 7 p.m.!

Here’s an encapsulated look at the TTC’s 2019-2020 holiday service over the Christmas and New Year board period from Friday, December 20 to Monday, January 6, 2020, including special sign-ups for Operators.

Friday, December 20
> Regular Monday-Friday service; last weekday of the November 24, 2019 board period
Saturday, December 21.
> Regular Saturday service; last day of the November 24, 2019 board period.
> Additional scheduled standby and service relief buses and streetcars.

Sunday, December 22
> Regular Sunday service, first day of the December 22, 2019 board period.
> Additional scheduled standby and service relief buses and streetcars will be operated at a divisional level.

Monday, December 23 to Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
> Regular Monday-Friday peak period service on Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4.
> Regular reduced Monday-Friday service on Line 2, and bus service.
> The extra standby and service relief buses and streetcars will not be scheduled.
> School trips eliminated.

Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
> Holiday sign-up for Operators.
> Regular Sunday service with holiday crewing conditions.
> Most routes start at 8 a.m.
> The extra standby and service relief buses and streetcars will not be scheduled.

Thursday, December 26 – Boxing Day
> Holiday sign-up for Operators.
> Regular holiday service, similar to Thanksgiving Day, with holiday crewing conditions.
> Most routes start at 6 a.m.
> Additional scheduled standby and service relief buses and streetcars.

Friday, December 27
> Regular Monday-Friday peak period service on Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4.
> Regular reduced Monday-Friday service on Line 2, and bus service.
> School trips eliminated.

Saturday, December 28
> Regular Saturday service.
> The extra standby and service relief buses and streetcars will not be scheduled.

Sunday, December 29
> Regular Sunday service.
> The extra standby and service relief buses and streetcars will not be scheduled.

Monday, December 30
> Regular Monday-Friday peak period service on Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4.
> Regular reduced Monday-Friday service on Line 2, and bus service.
> School trips eliminated.

Tuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
>  Free service on all TTC routes in Toronto starting at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day, courtesy of Corby Spirit and Wine.
> Special sign-up for Operators.
> Regular Monday-Friday service level on all rapid transit routes through the daytime and early evening; late evening service extended by approximately two hours; plus evening standby trains (12 on Line 1; 10 on Line 2).
> Monday-Friday service on bus and streetcar routes, with late evening service extended until later than usual.
> Most routes from Monday-Friday late evening service continue until 4 a.m. (see list below for contracted service exceptions).
> Last trains on Line 1 leave Union Stn at 3:30 a.m. for Finch Stn and 3:34 a.m. for Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Stn. The last northbound train on Line 1 will connect at Bloor-Yonge Stn with the last eastbound and westbound trains on Line 2, and at Sheppard-Yonge Stn with the last eastbound train on Line 4. Twelve standby trains to be operated.
> Last trains on Line 2 leave Bloor-Yonge Stn at 3:37 a.m. for Kipling Stn and 3:37 a.m. for Kennedy Stn. The last eastbound train on Line 2 will connect at Kennedy Stn with the last eastbound train on Line 3. Ten standby trains to be operated.
> Last train on Line 3 leaves Kennedy Stn at 4:05 a.m. for McCowan Stn.
> Last train on Line 4 leaves Sheppard-Yonge Stn at 3:58 a.m. for Don Mills Stn.
> The extra daytime standby and service relief buses and streetcars will not be scheduled.
*End of service standby buses will be scheduled at subway terminal stations (see below).

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day
> Free service on all TTC routes in Toronto until 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day, courtesy of Corby Spirit and Wine.

> Holiday sign-up for Operators.
> Regular Sunday service with holiday crewing conditions.
> Most routes start at 8 a.m.
> The extra standby and service relief buses and streetcars will not be scheduled.

Thursday, January 2 to Friday, January 3
> Regular Monday-Friday peak period service on Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4.
> Regular reduced Monday-Friday service on Line 2, and bus service.
> School trips eliminated.

Saturday, January 4
> Regular Saturday service.
> The extra standby and service relief buses and streetcars will not be scheduled.
> Last day of the December 22, 2018 board period.

Sunday, January 5
> Regular Sunday service.
> First day of the January 5, 2020 board period.
> Scheduled standby and service relief buses and streetcars removed.

Monday, January 6
> Regular Monday-Friday service.
> First weekday of the January 5, 2020 board period.
> School trips resume.

Details of New Year’s Eve Service, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020

TTC routes
> 501 Queen – Divert both ways via King and Spadina after 11 p.m.
> 509 Harbourfront – Increased service in the late evening. Cars operate every 10 minutes until 2 a.m. and every 15 minutes after 2 a.m.
> 510/310 Spadina – Increased service in the late evening. Cars operate every seven-to-eight minutes until 1:30 a.m., every eight minutes from 1:30 to 3:00 a.m., and every 12 minutes after 3 a.m.

*End of service standby buses
3 Eglinton buses, Kennedy Station, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
2 Malvern buses, Scarborough Centre Station, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
3 Arrow Road buses, Pioneer Village Station, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
3 Wilson buses, Finch Station, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
3 Wilson buses, Sheppard West Station, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
4 Queensway buses, Kipling Station, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Note: Additional standby buses from other divisions, depending on workforce availability.

Contracted routes
Mississauga Transit
> 52 Lawrence West – Service to Westwood Mall will be extended until approximately 4 a.m.
York Region Transit
> 160 Bathurst North – Service to Centre Street will end at the usual time.
> 17 Birchmount – Service to Highway 7 will end at the usual time.
> 102 Markham Rd – Service to Major Mackenzie will end at the usual time.
> 129 McCowan North – Service to Major Mackenzie will end at the usual time.
> 68 Warden – Service to Major Mackenzie will be extended until approximately 4 a.m.

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