Service changes for July 26, 1998

Service changes for 1997

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Service changes for September 1998

2 ANGLESEY

Service south of Rathburn Road eliminated

  • The trial service operated south of Rathburn Road, between Mill Road Loop and Sherway Gardens, will be removed. The last day of service will be July 24, 1998. One bus fewer will be used in each peak period, and there will be no change to headways or departure times, compared to the present service, on the remaining part of the route.

Service summary - Monday to Friday peak period

Effective dates

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

July 27 - September 8

3 15 min 44 min

From September 8

4 11 min 44 min + 1 min at Royal York Stn

25 DON MILLS

  • Danforth Division has found that additional running time is required on Saturdays to improve the reliability of service, and a recent passenger count supports that conclusion. Four minutes will be added to the round-trip running time. The headway will be widened from 6 min 15 s to 6 min 30 s, and the average number of customers on each bus during the busiest hour will remain within the vehicle loading standard.

Service summary - Saturday daytime

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Pape Station-Steeles

15 6 min 30 s 96 min + 1 or 2 min at Pape Stn

139 HUNTINGWOOD, 85 SHEPPARD EAST, and 10 VAN HORNE (RTEP Sheppard Subway construction)

  • The schedules on these routes will be changed, to allow for the greater time that is now being taken by buses west of Don Mills Road, as a result of the construction of the Sheppard subway line.

  • Five minutes of scheduled running time will be added on the 139 HUNTINGWOOD route in the afternoon peak period, and the headway will be increased from 15 min to 16 min. Additional running time during the afternoon peak period was introduced in the June 1998 board period on the 85 SHEPPARD EAST route, and the services designs will be revised for the July 1998 board period as shown below.

  • Five minutes of scheduled running time will be added on the 10 VAN HORNE route in the afternoon peak period, and one bus will be added. The cost to provide the additional bus will be charged to the subway construction project.

Service summary - 139 HUNTINGWOOD - Afternoon peak period

  • Note: RTEP time is the extra time added to the schedules because of the delays created by the construction of the Sheppard Subway.

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Scarborough Ctr-Sheppard Stn

7 18 min 105 min + 5 min RTEP + 2 min layover

Service summary - 85 SHEPPARD EAST 

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Morning peak period 

85 Sheppard Stn-Meadowvale

10 12 min 120 min

85C Sheppard Stn-Victoria Pk

5 12 min 60 min

85E Sheppard Stn-Rouge Hill 

12 12 min 133 min + 11 min at Rouge Hill GO Stn

85G Sheppard Stn-Scarborough Ctr

8 12 min 96 min

85E McCowan-Sheppard Stn

3 Trippers

Sheppard Stn Standbys

 2 buses

Afternoon peak period, July 27 to September 4, 1998

85 Sheppard Stn-Meadowvale

10 13 min 125 min + 5 min RTEP

85C Sheppard Stn-Victoria Pk

5 13 min 51 min + 5 min RTEP + 9 min layover

85E Sheppard Stn-Rouge Hill 

11 13 min 136 min + 5 min RTEP + 2 min layover

85G Sheppard Stn-Scarborough Ctr

8 13 min 94 min + 5 min RTEP + 5 min layover

Sheppard Stn Standby

 1 bus

Afternoon peak period, from September 8, 1998

85 Sheppard Stn-Meadowvale

11 12 min 125 min + 5 min RTEP + 2 min layover

85C Sheppard Stn-Victoria Pk

5 12 min 51 min + 5 min RTEP + 4 min layover

85E Sheppard Stn-Rouge Hill 

12 12 min 136 min + 5 min RTEP + 3 min layover

85G Sheppard Stn-Scarborough Ctr

9 12 min 94 min + 5 min RTEP + 9 min layover

Sheppard Stn Standbys

 2 buses

Service summary - 10 VAN HORNE 

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Afternoon peak period, July 27 to September 4, 1998

10E Sheppard Stn-Victoria Pk  

8 7 min 15 s 50 min + 5 min RTEP + 3 min layover

Afternoon peak period, from September 8, 1998

10E Sheppard Stn-Victoria Pk  

9 6 min 20 s 50 min + 5 min RTEP + 2 min layover

504 KING

  • Because of the replacement of track at five car stops on Roncesvalles Avenue, south of Howard Park Avenue, all streetcars on the 504 KlNG route will operate between Broadview Station and Roncesvalles carhouse, on Saturdays and Sundays. A bus service will operate between Dundas West Station and Shaw Street, looping on-street via south on Shaw, east on Duoro, north on Crawford, east on Canniff, south on Strachan, west on Duoro, and north on Shaw to west on King.

  • All streetcars going in and out of service on the 505 DUNDAS and 506 CARLTON routes from Roncesvalles Carhouse will operate via King and Bathurst streets, instead of via Roncesvalles Avenue.

Service summary

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Saturday early morning, before 9:30 a.m.

Broadview Stn-Roncesvalles

10 CLRVs   7 min 42 s  77 min

Dundas West Stn-Shaw

5 buses  8 min 40 min

Saturday daytime

Broadview Stn-Roncesvalles

11 CLRVs   7 min 36 s  84 min

Dundas West Stn-Shaw

5 buses  8 min 40 min

Saturday early and late evening

Broadview Stn-Roncesvalles

6 CLRVs  12 min 72 min

Dundas West Stn-Shaw

3 buses  12 min 36 min

Sunday before 10:00 a.m.

Broadview Stn-Roncesvalles

5 CLRVs  15 min  74 min + 1 min

Dundas West Stn-Shaw

3 buses  13 min 39 min

Sunday morning

Broadview Stn-Roncesvalles

7 CLRVs 11 min 9 s 78 min

Dundas West Stn-Shaw

4 buses  10 min 40 min

Sunday daytime

Broadview Stn-Roncesvalles

10 CLRVs 8 min 80 min

Dundas West Stn-Shaw

5 buses 8 min 40 min

Sunday early evening

Broadview Stn-Roncesvalles

7 CLRVs 10 min 70 min

Dundas West Stn-Shaw

3 buses  12 min 36 min

Sunday late evening

Broadview Stn-Roncesvalles

6 CLRVs 12 min 70 min

Dundas West Stn-Shaw

3 buses  12 min 36 min

52 LAWRENCE WEST

  • Service will be increased during the early evening on Saturdays, to reduce overcrowding. Three buses will be added, and the headway will change from 30 min to 15 min, until 8:45 p.m. from Lawrence Station. When combined with the service provided by the 58 MALTON route, the average number of customers on each bus will be reduced from 46 to 38, below the vehicle loading standard of 40.

Service summary - Saturday early evening, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. westbound from Lawrence Statlon

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Lawrence Stn-Martin Grove

6 15 min 90 min

70 O'CONNOR

  • One new westbound trip will be added on the 70A O'CONNOR (Warden Stn-Coxwell Stn) branch, leaving from Warden Station at approximately 9:24 p.m., seven days a week. 

501/301 QUEEN and 502 DOWNTOWNER

Track reconstruction

  • The two projects to rebuild tangent track on Lake Shore Boulevard will end by July 25, and streetcar service west of Humber Loop will resume on July 26.

  • A project to replace the tangent track on Queen Street, from Parliament to River streets, will begin on July 26, and will require replacement service to be operated until September 5.

  • Streetcars on the 501/301 QUEEN and 502 DOWNTOWNER routes will divert via Broadview Avenue, Dundas Street, and Parliament Street, in both directions, at all times of the week. A replacement bus service will run between Broadview Avenue and downtown, between 4:30 a.m. and 2:30 am., seven days a week. Buses will operate westbound on Queen, and will loop via south on Simcoe, west on Richmond, north on Duncan, and east on Queen. In the eastbound direction, buses will divert via north on Parliament, east on Shuter, south on River, and east on Queen, looping on-street via south on Broadview, east on Eastern, north on Logan, and west on Queen.

  • There will be no overnight service on Queen Street between Broadview and Parliament between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m. Customers can use the stops at Parliament and at Broadview, which will be served by the diverted 301 QUEEN overnight streetcar route.

  • Buses will come from Danforth Division. Operators will be a mixture of Russell and Danforth operators. Service designs are shown below. Included in the service designs are summer weekend service and round-trip time increases.

Service summary

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Monday to Friday early morning

501 Neville Park-Humber

8.5 ALRVs 16 min 132 min + 4 min at Humber

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

11.5 ALRVs 16 min 178 min + 8 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 46 min + 2 min

Monday to Friday morning peak period

501 Neville Park-Humber

11 ALRVs 12 min 9s 132 min + 1-2 min at Humber

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

15 ALRVs 12 min 9s 182 min

501 Broadview Ave-University

5 buses 10 min 48 min + 2 min

501 Standby car

1 CLRV

502 Victoria Park-McCaul

7 CLRVs 14 min 96 min + 2 min

Monday to Friday midday

501 Neville Park-Humber

10 ALRVs 14 min 140 min

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

14 ALRVs 14 min 194 min + 2 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 48 min

502 Victoria Park-McCaul

5 CLRVs 15 min 90 min

Monday to Friday afternoon peak period

501 Neville Park-Humber

13 ALRVs 11 min 143 min

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

18 ALRVs 11 min 198 min

501 Broadview Ave-University

5 buses 10 min 48 min

501 Standby car

2 CLRV

502 Victoria Park-McCaul

8 CLRVs 12 min 96 min

Monday to Friday early evening

501 Neville Park-Humber

10 ALRVs 15 min 148 min + 2 min at Humber

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

13 ALRVs 15 min 195 min + 0-1 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 48 min

Monday to Friday late evening

501 Neville Park-Humber

7 ALRVs 20 min 129 min + 11 min at Humber

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

14 ALRVs 14 min 194 min + 2 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 48 min + 2 min

Saturday before 9:30 a.m.

501 Neville Park-Humber

10 ALRVs 14 min 138 min + 2 min at Humber

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

14 ALRVs 14 min 194 min + 2 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 48 min

Saturday daytime

501 Neville Park-Humber

11 ALRVs 14 min 154 min 

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

15 ALRVs 14 min 208 min + 2 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 48 min

Saturday early evening

501 Neville Park-Humber

11 ALRVs 15 min 30 s 138 min + 1-2 min at Humber 

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

15 ALRVs 15 min 30 s 184 min + 2 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 48 min

Saturday late evening

501 Neville Park-Humber

7 ALRVs 19 min 133 min

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

10 ALRVs 19 min 181 min + 2 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

3 buses 15 min 45 min

Sunday before 10:30 a.m.

501 Neville Park-Humber

7 ALRVs 19 min 133 min + 5 min at Humber 

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

9 ALRVs 19 min 171 min

501 Broadview Ave-University

3 buses 15 min 45 min

Sunday daytime

501 Neville Park-Humber

9 ALRVs 16 min 140 min + 4 min at Humber 

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

12 ALRVs 16 min 188 min + 4 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 48 min

501 Standby cars

3 ALRVs

Sunday early evening

501 Neville Park-Humber

7.5 ALRVs 18 min 135 min

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

10.5 ALRVs 18 min 181 min + 8 min at Long Branch

501 Broadview Ave-University

4 buses 12 min 48 min

Sunday evening

501 Neville Park-Humber

6 ALRVs 21 min 121 min + 5 min at Humber 

501 Neville Park - Long Branch

8 ALRVs 21 min 168 min

501 Broadview Ave-University

3 buses 15 min 45 min

Overnight, seven days a week, 3:00 to 5:00 a.m.

301 Neville Park-Humber

8 ALRVs 20 min 150 min + 10 min 

Overnight, seven days a week, 2:00 to 3:00 a.m.

301 Neville Park-Humber

5 ALRVs 30 min 150 min 

501 QUEEN, 502 DOWNTOWNER, 503 KINGSTON RD, 506/306 CARLTON

  • The special trackwork project at Queen and Connaught originally scheduled for the Victoria Day long weekend during the May board period, has been deferred to the July 31 to August 4 civic holiday long weekend

  • Streetcars on the 501 QUEEN. 502 DOWNTOWNER, and 503 KINGSTON RD routes will operate as far east as Russell carhouse only. Two bus services will be operated, between Russell carhouse and Neville Park loop, and between Russell carhouse and Bingham loop. Cars on the 506/306 CARLTON route running in and out of service to and from Russell Carhouse will be diverted via Broadview and Gerrard.

  • The temporary services will be operated by the streetcar divisions and by Danforth Division at the divisional level.

82 ROSEDALE

  • The first three round trips on Saturday mornings on the 82 ROSEDALE route, leaving Rosedale Station at 6:15, 6:40, and 6:50 a.m., will be removed because of very low ridership. On the day of the most recent passenger count, two customers used the trips that will be removed. The first bus on Saturdays will now enter service westbound on South Drive at Glen Road at 6:55 a.m., and the first eastbound trip will leave from Rosedale Station at 7:00 a.m.

24 VICTORIA PARK

  • Birchmount Division and the Schedules section of Service Planning have determined that additional running time is required on this route between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays, before the round trip running time increases to 90 minutes. One additional bus is required to ensure that the average number of customers on each bus does not exceed the vehicle loading standard.

Service summary - Saturday, 8:12 to 9:42 a.m, times southbound from Steeles Avenue

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Victoria Park Stn-Steeles

6 15 min 84 min RTT + 6 min at Victoria Park Stn

89 WESTON

  • Service will be revised on Saturdays and Sundays, to eliminate excessive running time and to reduce service at times of very low ridership. With the present schedule, buses consistently arrive at Keele Station well ahead of schedule, and Arrow Road Division staff report that operators are not able to drive slow enough to keep to schedule.

  • On Saturdays, before 9:00 a.m. (time at KeeIe Station), the round-trip running time will be reduced from 72 min to 60 min. The two northbound trips at 4:50 and 5:20 a.m. will be eliminated, and service will be increased from 15 min to 30 min. Only four customers used these trips at Keele Station on the day of the most recent count. Between approximately 6:00 and 8:40 a.m., two fewer buses will be used, the headway will change from 12 min to 15 min, and the average number of customers per bus will remain within the loading standards.

  • From 8:40 a.m. to 12:20 noon on Saturdays, and during the daytime on Sundays, the running time will be reduced from 72 min to 66 min, and 6 min of recovery time will be scheduled. From 12:20 noon to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays, the running time will be reduced from 74 min to 68 min, and 6 min of recovery time will be scheduled. There will be no change to the headway at these times.

  • In the evening on Saturdays and Sundays, the running time will be reduced to 56 minutes, and 4 min of recovery time will be scheduled. There will be no change to the headway.

Service summary

Branch

Vehicles Headway Round Trip Time

Saturday early morning (before 8:40 a.m. at Keele Stn)

89 Keele Stn-Albion

4 15 min 60 min

Saturday morning (8:40 a.m. to 12:20 noon)

89 Keele Stn-Albion

6 12 min 66 min + 6 min

Saturday afternoon (12:20 to 7:00 p.m.)

89 Keele Stn-Albion

8 9 min 15s 68 min + 6 min

Saturday evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

89 Keele Stn-Albion

5 12 min 56 min + 4 min

Saturday late evening (after 10:00 p.m.)

89 Keele Stn-Albion

4 15 min 56 min + 4 min

Sunday daytime

89 Keele Stn-Albion

6 12 min 66 min + 6 min

Sunday early evening (8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

89 Keele Stn-Albion

4 15 min 56 min + 4 min

Sunday late evening (after 10:00 p.m.)

89 Keele Stn-Albion

3 20 min 56 min + 4 min

320 YONGE BLUE NIGHT

  • Two additional early-morning southbound trips will be added, Monday to Friday, on the 320 YONGE Blue Night route, leaving York Mills Road at 4:39 and 4:53 a.m. These additional trips are necessary to reduce consistent overcrowding at that time of the morning, before the subway opens. Currently, the level of service increases from a bus every 15 minutes to a bus every 7 min 30 s at 4:48 a.m., southbound from York Mills Road. This change will result in the 7 min 30 s level of service beginning at 4:18 a.m. from York Mills Road on weekday mornings.

  • Five additional northbound trips will be added, on the Saturday late-night schedule (early Sunday morning), between 1:45 and 3:00 a.m., to reduce overcrowding. This change will reduce the headway before 3:00 a.m. from 7 min 30 s to 5 min. The average number of customers on each bus during the busiest hour will be reduced from 57 to 38, within the vehicle loading standard of 50. The present timed transfers will be maintained, but the supplementary trips will not make timed connections.

HOLlDAY SERVlCE - Labour Day weekend, 1998

  • A holiday level of service will be scheduled on Labour Day, Monday, September 7. Summer route extensions and service level increases will be included in the schedules for this day.