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On 12/25/2020 at 4:06 PM, Shemar said:

The 925 Don Mills Express, 937 Islington Express, 939 Finch Express, 953 Steeles East Express, 985 Sheppard East Express, and 995 York Mills Express will return for the January board.

Interesting, as Toronto enters its 2nd month of tighter lockdown they decided to bring back more express buses?

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As of the next board, the 55 Warren Park is supposed to operate out of Queensway. https://swanboatsteve.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/20200105servicechanges_v2.pdf

Please stop cooking up number. Last time you already created false route numbers already. You can discuss possible express services without creating your own fantasy route numbers that can confused pe

No one asked you to compile a list of unverified information.

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4 minutes ago, MK78 said:

Interesting, as Toronto enters its 2nd month of tighter lockdown they decided to bring back more express buses?

Schedules are usually prepared a few months in advance of the board period; this is why it took the TTC until May to implement all the reductions in service that resulted from the first lockdown beginning in late March.

Regardless, there is data that shows that mobility is significantly higher during the second lockdown than it was during the first. Ridership on the surface network still seems to be relatively  stable over the past few months, while Toronto has entered increasingly stricter restrictions. So the additional service is necessary to support continued ridership. Plus, the additional service added to the local routes is being taken away, so the net increase in buses is not actually as high.

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17 hours ago, Articulated said:

Schedules are usually prepared a few months in advance of the board period; this is why it took the TTC until May to implement all the reductions in service that resulted from the first lockdown beginning in late March.

Regardless, there is data that shows that mobility is significantly higher during the second lockdown than it was during the first. Ridership on the surface network still seems to be relatively  stable over the past few months, while Toronto has entered increasingly stricter restrictions. So the additional service is necessary to support continued ridership. Plus, the additional service added to the local routes is being taken away, so the net increase in buses is not actually as high.

True, more people are riding the system now, but that also has to do with schools. Even more kids are freeloading now, because of masks and the drivers dont really argue. And on streetcars they just pile on.

I wonder if the TTC will end the "kids under 12 ride free" program, with the loss of revenue. Or maybe change it to "kids under 12 ride free with at least one fare-paying adult".

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No more passenger free layovers on Passmore Ave for operators on 53B. As of Monday, the 53B will extend east on Passmore Ave to serve the Amazon Fulfillment Centre at all times. Also, in order to provide service for early shifts an unscheduled shuttle service between Markham Rd & Steeles and the Amazon Fulfillment Centre will operate to connect with the 353. The shuttle will run between 4am and 6am.

I was wondering when they would enhance service for this new facility as I'm sure a lot of the workers rely on transit and that area is not pedestrian friendly at all. Curious to see if any other enhancements get made in the future, maybe an extension of 102 or 134B to the facility for north-south travel?

TTC.ca: 53B Steeles East - Amazon Fulfillment Centre

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On 1/8/2021 at 5:53 PM, wil9402 said:

No more passenger free layovers on Passmore Ave for operators on 53B. As of Monday, the 53B will extend east on Passmore Ave to serve the Amazon Fulfillment Centre at all times. Also, in order to provide service for early shifts an unscheduled shuttle service between Markham Rd & Steeles and the Amazon Fulfillment Centre will operate to connect with the 353. The shuttle will run between 4am and 6am.

I was wondering when they would enhance service for this new facility as I'm sure a lot of the workers rely on transit and that area is not pedestrian friendly at all. Curious to see if any other enhancements get made in the future, maybe an extension of 102 or 134B to the facility for north-south travel?

TTC.ca: 53B Steeles East - Amazon Fulfillment Centre

I think most of the time people can just connect to the 102 after few stops. Extending the 902 to Steeles would prove more effective for these workers.

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Service changes for February 14, 2021. Those are minimal changes:

https://swanboatsteve.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/20210214_servicechanges_v3.pdf

Key highlights:

- The 9 BELLAMY and 913 PROGRESS EXPRESS are rerouted via Progress, Grangeway, Bushby, McCowan, Triton and to the Scarborough Centre terminal. Service on McCowan, Consillium and Corporate will continue to be serviced by the 134 PROGRESS buses. Ironically, the 9 routing alignment was used from 1985 to 1993 and the 913 routing is a replica of the old 171 PROGRESS EAST routing from 1993 to 2001.

- Service reduced on LINE 2 BLOOR-DANFORTH, 509 HARBOURFRONT, 510 SPADINA and 512 ST. CLAIR on weekdays.

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10 hours ago, 2822 said:

Anyone know why ttc rarely adjusts service levels on weekends? 

Because over the past 20 years the trend in ridership on weekends has been to rival and sometimes surpasses the weekday levels.

 

Perhaps in spite of the lockdowns, they are seeing the same trends still in place.


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On 2/18/2021 at 12:29 AM, Shemar said:

We'll find out next month when the service changes for March 28th are released

Any idea when this will be released?

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On 08/01/2021 at 5:53 PM, wil9402 said:

No more passenger free layovers on Passmore Ave for operators on 53B. As of Monday, the 53B will extend east on Passmore Ave to serve the Amazon Fulfillment Centre at all times. Also, in order to provide service for early shifts an unscheduled shuttle service between Markham Rd & Steeles and the Amazon Fulfillment Centre will operate to connect with the 353. The shuttle will run between 4am and 6am.

I was wondering when they would enhance service for this new facility as I'm sure a lot of the workers rely on transit and that area is not pedestrian friendly at all. Curious to see if any other enhancements get made in the future, maybe an extension of 102 or 134B to the facility for north-south travel?

TTC.ca: 53B Steeles East - Amazon Fulfillment Centre

 

On 10/01/2021 at 10:39 PM, TTC Guy said:

I think most of the time people can just connect to the 102 after few stops. Extending the 902 to Steeles would prove more effective for these workers.

Next board period, 102B will be extended to serve the Amazon Fulfillment Centre as well.

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44 minutes ago, wil9402 said:

Next board period, 102B will be extended to serve the Amazon Fulfillment Centre as well.

Good, it's about time. I always found it a little ridiculous that full service on Markham Road never reached Steeles.

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There's barely any actually service charges next board unlike when MtD opened. Besides the 53B (officially)/102B extension.

The 501 will divert via King for Roncy/Queensway intersection construction. The 504C bus will split. The 310 Spadina night service will reduce to 30 min.

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What is the current looping of the 6, amidst construction work at the George Brown campus? Today, I was down near the college for a bit and I observed some buses used the regular Dockside Drive looping (using the regular stop that's labelled as "not in use"), while others continued east on Queen's Quay and looped via Bonnycastle, (presumably Lake Shore) and Small back onto Queen's Quay, loading at the 72 stop westbound on Queen's Quay and Sherbourne.

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Steve Munro has posted the new service changes for May: https://stevemunro.ca/2021/04/08/ttc-service-changes-sunday-may-9-2021

The 107 York University Heights with the merge 107/117 routing that was seen in the customer survey last fall is going in effect.
The 905A Eglinton East Express extension to replacing the 116A looping is also happening. The 116 will have one branch, the current 116C.

 

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2 hours ago, Xtrazsteve said:

Steve Munro has posted the new service changes for May: https://stevemunro.ca/2021/04/08/ttc-service-changes-sunday-may-9-2021

The 107 York University Heights with the merge 107/117 routing that was seen in the customer survey last fall is going in effect.
The 905A Eglinton East Express extension to replacing the 116A looping is also happening. The 116 will have one branch, the current 116C.

 

This would be the arrangement what the 116A/E used to look like. In the morning, the 116E operated express eastbound and the 116A operated westbound. Similarly, during the afternoon, the 116A ran eastbound and the 116E ran westbound. The new 905A does that in both directions, unless they would’ve kept the 116A operating in a bidirectional way.

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5 hours ago, Eren Jaeger said:

This would be the arrangement what the 116A/E used to look like. In the morning, the 116E operated express eastbound and the 116A operated westbound. Similarly, during the afternoon, the 116A ran eastbound and the 116E ran westbound. The new 905A does that in both directions, unless they would’ve kept the 116A operating in a bidirectional way.

No point in running 116A, as it duplicates 116C service on the common section. A lot of the changes appear to be aimed at reducing duplication of service (such as on the 32 and 34).

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