Toronto Transit Commission route 514 'Cherry'

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514 Cherry
Number of Branches 1
Distance 7.15km (Dufferin Gate - Distillery)
Blue Night 304 King, 329 Dufferin SmallAccessible.gif
Types of vehicles used Bombardier Flexity SmallAccessible.gif
Division Russell
Ridership (2016) N/A

514 Cherry was one of 16 streetcar routes operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route details

The final routing of route 514.

The route serviced the central section of King Street. From its western terminus at Dufferin Gate Loop, the route traveled northbound on Dufferin Street, and eastbound on King Street. The route turned south at Sumach and King, following Sumach (which became Cherry one block south at Eastern Avenue) to the route's eastern terminus at Distillery loop. Streetcars operated on their own right of way on the east side of Cherry/Sumach Streets. A centre median separates traffic with one through lane in each direction as well as bike lanes.[1]

History

Similar to the Queens Quay East streetcar in the East Bayfront, Waterfront Toronto sought to build a transit and pedestrian oriented community in the West Don Lands. A streetcar along Cherry Street that connected to the King streetcar was envisioned. Public consultation took place in 2007 and the City presented configurations for streetcar operation: dedicated median, dedicated outside lanes, and dedicated lanes on the east side of the street. An environmental assessment was completed and approved in 2008.

New tracks were to be laid from a new junction at King Street at Sumach Street, down the eastern side of Cherry Street, to a new loop across from Distillery Lane at the Union Station Rail Corridor. Construction started in May 2012 and was completed in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games as scheduled.[2] Service did not, however, commence until the West Don Land's conversion from the Athletes' Village to residential and commercial neighborhood.

The TTC proposed the present 514 Cherry route in November 2015. It would add capacity to the King Street corridor and service new developments in the Distillery District, and the new West Don Lands neighbourhood.

The route began operations on June 19, 2016. The TTC held a special inaugural ride the day prior with a new LFLRV (4421) from Distillery Loop to Dufferin Gate Loop. On static display at Distillery Loop were the Peter Witt (2766), a PCC (4500), a newly refurbished CLRV (4140), and a newly refurbished ALRV (4225).

Service on this route was temporarily suspended in the summer of 2018 due to construction on Broadview Avenue, which required the temporary restructuring of operations on King Street. Service to the Distillery loop was replaced by the 504A operating from Dundas West station. Regular service was restored in September 2018, but the 514 was discontinued just over a month later in favour of a revised 504 King service (504A Dundas West Station - Distillery Loop, and 504B Broadview Station - Dufferin Gate).

October 7th, 2018 - Route is discontinued in favour of revised operations on the 504 King.

Branches

This route had 1 branch:

  • 514 Dufferin Gates - Distillery

Overnight service

Overnight service was provided by 304 King on King Street between Dufferin Avenue and Sumach/Cherry Street and 329 Dufferin SmallAccessible.gif on Dufferin Street between King Street West and Dufferin Gates loop.

Vehicles

Streetcars that appeared on 514 Cherry include Bombardier Flexity SmallAccessible.gif.

Gallery

References

  1. West Don Lands - Transit Class Environmental Assessment Report. Waterfront Toronto. February 2008. Retrieved on 17 May 2012.
  2. Morrow, Adrian (25 May 2012). A tiny perfect streetcar is being laid along Cherry Street. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved on 27 May 2012
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