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February Board Period Services Changes

TTC streetcar scene 1/29/20 12:47 PM

Starting on Sunday, February 16, the TTC will be making the following service adjustments:

Service reliability improvements
The program for continuous monitoring and improvement to schedules to better match observed operating conditions will result in new schedules for the following routes. All are weekday service changes, unless otherwise noted:
21 Brimley
53 Steeles East
54 Lawrence East
116 Morningside
129 McCowan North
945 Kipling Express
953 Steeles East Express

Construction projects beginning
> Kennedy Station Elevator Overhaul Project – more service on 21 Brimley late-evening service to accommodate accessible transfers from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Centre Station.

Construction projects ending
>Runnymede Station partial reopening – 79 Scarlett Rd returns to Runnymede Station.
>Davisville Station Bus Loop Rehabilitation ending – routes 11, 14, 28 and 97 return to bus terminal.
>Lawrence Station Bus Driveway Rehabilitation – routes 52, 952, 124 and 162 return to bus terminal.

Construction projects continuing
> Bus roadway rehabilitation at Sheppard West Station.
> Keele Station Easier Access construction until September 2020.
> Runnymede Station Easier Access construction until late 2020.
> McNicoll Garage impacting the 42 Cummer until November 2020.
> City construction on Wellington Street until December 2020.
> Roncesvalles Carhouse renovation continues until December 2020.
> Roncesvalles Carhouse partial reopening – January to December 2020.
> Line 3 Scarborough – Vehicle Rehab – January to September 2020.
> MX Eglinton LRT Construction (Existing) – January to December 2020.
> MX Eglinton LRT Construction – RAD buses – January to December 2020.
> MX Finch West LRT Construction – January to December 2020.
> City Construction at Six Points – January to December 2020.
> Wheel-Trans Bus Garage employee parking – January to March 2020

Service Changes – Bus

Davisville Station Bus Loop Rehabilitation
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: February 16, 2020
Bus loop rehabilitation work will end and bus routes serving Davisville Station will return to regular routing inside the bus terminal. The 11 Bayview, 28 Bayview South and 97 Yonge southbound will return to platforms on the east side of the station. The 14 Glencairn and 97 Yonge northbound will return to platforms on the west side of the station. The interline between 14 Glencairn and 28 Bayview South will be removed.

Lawrence Station Bus Driveway Rehabilitation
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: February 25, 2020
Bus roadway rehabilitation work will end and bus routes serving Lawrence Station will return to regular routing inside the bus terminal. The 52 Lawrence West and 952 Lawrence West Express will return to platforms on the west side of the station. The 124 Sunnybrook and 162 Lawrence-Donway (currently serving stops on street) will return to platforms on the east side of the station.

11 Bayview 
> TTC construction ending – Davisville Station
Effective date: February 16, 2020 
With the end of construction in Davisville Station, 11 Bayview will return to regular operations to platforms on the east side of the station.

14 Glencairn
> TTC construction ending – Davisville Station
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: February 16, 2020 
With the end of construction in Davisville Station, 14 Glencairn will return to regular operations to platforms on the west side of the station. Schedules will be the same as March 2019.

21 Brimley
> Service reliability improvement
> Elevator Overhaul Project – Kennedy Station
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 16, 2020 
Service will be adjusted during the weekdays to improve service reliability. Service levels and trips times will change throughout the day. Elevator construction at Kennedy Station will begin and is planned to last until summer. Additional service will be added to the late-evening period on all days to improve access between Kennedy Station and Scarborough Centre Station for the duration of the work. Late-evening service will be improved to every 20-to-22 minutes.

25 Don Mills
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 16, 2020 
Schedules will be adjusted on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays to reflect changes in Metrolinx LRT construction for Line 5 Eglinton. Service levels and trips times will change throughout the weekend. The service on Saturday afternoon will be improved to every seven-to-eight minutes. The service on Sunday during the daytime will be reduced to every 10 minutes.

28 Bayview South
> TTC construction ending – Davisville Station
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: February 16, 2020 
With the end of construction in Davisville Station, 28 Bayview South will return to regular operations to platforms on the east side of the station.

52 Lawrence West/952 Lawrence West Express
> TTC construction ending – Lawrence Station
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 25, 2020
Construction on the bus loop at Lawrence Station will be complete and all bus routes serving the station will return to their regular routing.

53 Steeles East 
> Service reliability improvement
> Service reduction
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020
Service will be adjusted during the weekdays to improve service reliability. Service levels and trip times will change throughout the day. During the early morning period (before approximately 6:30 a.m.) service will be reduced to every nine minutes to reflect actual customer demand and so that resources can be reallocated for other improvements.

54 Lawrence East
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
Service will be adjusted during the weekdays to improve service reliability and additional time will be added to the schedules. Service will be widened slightly throughout the day to accommodate this change. Combined service in the peak periods will be reduced to every five-to-seven minutes. Combined service in the off-peak periods will be reduced to every seven-to-12 minutes.

79 Scarlett Rd
> TTC construction ending – Runnymede Station partial re-opening
Customer impact: Major
Effective date: February 16, 2020
Two platforms at Runnymede Station will re-open during the second phase of work on Runnymede Station Easier Access elevators, allowing 79 Scarlett Rd to return to Runnymede Station. The temporary detour to High Park Station will end and all 79 Scarlett Rd trips will return to Runnymede Station. There will be no change to 71 Runnymede and 77 Swansea.

97 Yonge
> TTC construction ending – Davisville Station
Effective date: February 16, 2020
With the end of construction in Davisville Station, 97 Yonge will return to regular operations in the bus terminal. Northbound trips will return to platforms on the west side of the station. Southbound 97B trips will return to platforms on the east side of the station. There will be no changes to the schedule.

116 Morningside
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
Service will be adjusted during the weekdays to improve service reliability. Service levels and trips times will change throughout the day. Additional service will operate until approximately 8 p.m. to reduce crowding on the 116C branch, and service will operate every eight minutes.

120 Calvington
> New stop
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 16, 2020
The stop markers at Wilson Avenue and Lady York Avenue will be updated in the eastbound direction to include the 120 Calvington service. Schedules will remain unchanged.

124 Sunnybrook
> TTC construction ending – Lawrence Station
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: February 22, 2020
With the end of construction in Lawrence Station, 124 Sunnybrook will return to regular operations the bus terminal. Service will no longer be extended to Roe Loop on Avenue Road. This change is effective on February 25. Scheduled service on Saturday will start slightly later to better reflect actual ridership demand to remove duplication with the 352 Lawrence West night bus. The first Saturday trip on 124 Sunnybrook will now leave Lawrence Station at approximately 6 a.m., and from Sunnybrook Hospital at 6:10 a.m.

129 McCowan North
> Service reliability improvement
> Contract service increase – YRT request
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
Service will be adjusted during the weekdays to improve service reliability. Service levels and trips times will change throughout the day. At the request of York Region Transit, contract service on 129A (Scarborough Centre Stn-Major Mackenzie) will be increased during the weekday off-peak periods. Service in the midday will be improved to every 25 minutes. Service in the early evening will be improved to every 21 minutes and service in the late evening will be improved to every 33-to-34 minutes.

162 Lawrence-Donway
> TTC construction ending – Lawrence Station
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: February 25, 2020
With the end of construction in Lawrence Station, 162 Lawrence-Donway will return to regular operations at the bus terminal. Service will no longer be extended to Roe Loop on Avenue Road.

189 Stockyards
> Service reduction
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
Schedules will be reduced in parts of the afternoon peak period so that resources can be reallocated to other services. Afternoon peak period service will operate every 20 minutes only between approximately 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

307 Bathurst
> Routing change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: At the divisional level effective November 25, 2019
Due to the closure of Fleet Street, between Bathurst Street and Iannuzzi Street, southbound 307 Bathurst buses will be rerouted via Fort York Boulevard and Iannuzzi Street. A new southbound stop will be placed on Iannuzzi Street, near Fleet Street.

927 Highway 27 Express
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
Additional southbound service will operate in the early morning, before approximately 6 a.m., from Monday to Friday, to reduce crowding for customers.

945 Kipling Express
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
Schedules will be adjusted during the weekdays to improve service reliability and additional time will be added. However, service levels will be reduced. In the morning peak period, service will be reduced to every seven minutes. In the afternoon peak period, service will be reduced to every nine-to-10 minutes.

953 Steeles East Express
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
Service will be adjusted during the weekdays to improve service reliability. Service levels and trips times will change slightly in the peak periods.

954 Lawrence East Express
> Stop Change 
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
The 954 Lawrence Express that serves Rushley Drive in the morning will be changed to serve Brockley Drive to facilitate the David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute that was moved to 125 Brockley Dr.

Service Changes – Streetcar

503 Kingston Rd
> Service reduction
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: February 18, 2020 
Service levels will be adjusted on 503 Kingston Rd to reallocate resources for other service improvements in the network:
- Before 7 a.m., service will be reduced to every eight-to-nine minutes.
- After 6 p.m., service will be reduced to every nine-to-10 minutes.

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