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January Board Period Services Changes

January service changes-cover 1/2/20 11:07 AM

Starting on Sunday, January 5, 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:
45 Kipling
52 Lawrence West
54 Lawrence East
95 York Mills
112 West Mall
935 Jane Express
954 Lawrence East Express
300 Bloor-Danforth

Seasonal service adjustments
Seasonal service changes made in the December 2019 Board Period will end and regular service will resume.

Service improvements
> New school trips in the morning and afternoon peak periods will be added for customers connecting with York Memorial Collegiate Institute.
> New school trip in the afternoon peak period will be added for customers travelling from Willowdale Middle School.

Streetcar Carhouse Allocation Changes
With the full delivery of low-floor streetcars and the retirement of the legacy streetcar fleet, the allocation of streetcars by carhouse will change to align with operational requirements through 2020.
> 501 Queen will operate from either Russell Carhouse or Roncesvalles Carhouse.
> 504A King service will operate from Roncesvalles Carhouse and 504B King service will operate from Leslie Barns.
> 506 Carlton and 511 Bathurst will operate from Leslie Barns.

Construction projects ending
> Roncesvalles Carhouse rehabilitation and upgrades – an additional five streetcars will be deployed from Roncesvalles Carhouse effective the January 2020 Board Period.

Construction projects continuing
> Bus roadway rehabilitation at Sheppard West Station.
> Davisville Station Bus Loop Rehabilitation until February 2020.
> Lawrence Station Bus Driveway Rehabilitation until February 2020.
> 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 Requiring Stop or Stop Announcement Modifications
>109 Ranee – Varna Drive closure and new alignment to Turtle Island Road.

Service Changes – Bus

Seasonal service reductions ending
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: January 6, 2020
Seasonal service reductions that were made across the network for the holiday season in December 2019 will end and regular service levels will resume.

20 Cliffside
> Service reallocation
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Service in the morning peak period will be reduced to every 13 minutes so that resources may be reallocated to improve service reliability on other routes.

23 Dawes
> Service reallocation
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Service in the morning peak period will be reduced to every seven minutes and in the afternoon peak period to every nine minutes so that resources may be reallocated to improve service reliability.

24 Victoria Park
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Service between approximately 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., from Monday to Friday, will be slightly increased from Eglinton Avenue to Victoria Park Station to reduce crowding for customers.
Between approximately 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., for all days of the week, schedules will be adjusted on 24 Victoria Park so that some service is extended to Bingham Loop in the overnight period to improve the continuity of service with the 324 Victoria Park Blue Night route, between Danforth Avenue to Bingham Loop.

31 Greenwood
> Schedule Change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Schedules will be adjusted after midnight, from Monday to Friday, to adjust trip times after midnight to improve customer convenience. There will be no change to overall service levels on the route.

32 Eglinton West
> School trip adjustment
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Trips will be adjusted on this route to better accommodate students from York Memorial Collegiate Institute, at Trehorne Drive and Royal York Road. Three new scheduled trips, designated 32F (To Royal York and York Memorial CI), in the morning will operate from Eglinton West Station to the new location via Royal York Road. In the afternoon, four new scheduled trips, designated 32D (To Eglinton West Stn), will operate from York Memorial Collegiate Institute to Eglinton West Station. Customers will use the stops at Royal York Road and Trehorne Drive for connections with the school.

34 Eglinton East
> Schedule change
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Schedules will be adjusted westbound on the 34 Eglinton East service in the late evening on Saturdays and Sundays to improve connections with the last trains at Kennedy Station. There will be no change to overall service levels on the route, but individual trip times in the late evening will change.

43 Kennedy
> Service reallocation
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Service in the morning peak period on 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) will be reduced to every 12 minutes so that resources may be reallocated to improve service reliability on other routes.

45 Kipling
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
The schedules on this route will be revised throughout the day, from Monday to Sunday, in order to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will also change slightly in all periods of operation, and individual trip times may change.

47 Lansdowne
> Service change
Customer impact: Moderate
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Service in the morning peak period on 47 Lansdowne will be reduced to every five-to-six minutes. However, service during the busiest time period, between approximately 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. will be improved with additional trips operating from St. Clair Avenue West and Caledonia Road to Lansdowne Station. The additional trips will be designated 47D (To Lansdowne Stn).

52 Lawrence West
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
The weekday schedules on this route will be revised throughout the day in order to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will also change slightly in other periods of operation, and individual trip times may change.

54 Lawrence East
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 5, 2020 
The schedules on this route will be revised throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday in order to improve service reliability. Service levels will also change slightly in other periods of operation, and individual trip times may change.

57 Midland
> Service reallocation
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Service in the afternoon peak period and early evening will be reduced so that resources may be reallocated to improve service reliability on other routes. In the afternoon peak period, service will be reduced to every nine minutes. In the early evening, service will be reduced to every 15 minutes.

95 York Mills
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 5, 2020 
The schedules on this route will be revised throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday in order to improve service reliability. Service levels will also change slightly in other periods of operation, and individual trip times may change.

112 West Mall
> Service reliability improvement
> Service reallocation
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
Weekday schedules will be revised on this route to better reflect actual operating conditions and to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will also be reduced in the afternoon peak period and evening periods so that resources may be reallocated to improve service reliability. Combined service in the afternoon peak period will be reduced to every eight-to-nine minutes. Service in the evening will be reduced to every 18-to-20 minutes.

935 Jane Express
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 5, 2020 
The schedules on this route will be revised throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday in order to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will also change slightly in other periods of operation, and individual trip times may change.

954 Lawrence East Express
> Service reliability improvement
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
The schedules on this route will be revised throughout the day, from Monday to Friday, in order to improve service reliability for customers. Service levels will also change slightly in other periods of operation, and individual trip times may change.

984 Sheppard West Express
> School trip adjustment
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 6, 2020 
A new trip will be added in the afternoon peak period, from Monday to Friday, for customers from Willowdale Middle School. The bus will be scheduled to arrive at the school parking lot at approximately 3:05 p.m. and depart at approximately 3:10 p.m., and operate express to Sheppard-Yonge Station via Senlac Road and Sheppard Avenue West. The new school trip will only make stops at: Willowdale Middle School, Senlac Road and Sheppard Avenue West and Sheppard-Yonge Station.

300 Bloor-Danforth
> Service reliability improvement
> Service increase
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 5, 2020 
The schedules on this route will be revised every day in order to improve service reliability. Service levels will also be increased when the overnight service transitions to the daytime network from Monday to Friday.

511 Bathurst
> Low-floor Streetcar Conversion
> Accessible Service
Customer impact: Minor
Effective date: January 5, 2020
Accessible, low-floor streetcars will be scheduled to operate on 511 Bathurst. Schedules will be revised on the route and service levels will change slightly. Streetcars will operate until spring 2020 when various construction projects on Bathurst Street will require temporary bus replacement.

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