Toronto Transit Commission route 953 'Steeles East Express'

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Toronto Transit Commission route 953 'Steeles East Express' is wheelchair accessible.
Toronto Transit Commission route 953 'Steeles East Express' is a bike rack route.
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953 Steeles East Express
Number of Branches 2
Distance 18.66km (Finch Station - Staines)
17.26km (Finch Station - Markham Rd)
Blue Night 353 Steeles Accessible.gif
Types of vehicles used Orion VII NG HEV Accessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS Artic Accessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS HEV Accessible.gif
Division Malvern
Ridership (2016) N/A

953 Steeles East Express Accessible.gif is an express bus route operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 953.

This route services Steeles Avenue between Yonge Street and Staines Road and the community of Morningside Heights. This route runs express between Finch Station and Steeles Avenue East/McCowan Road, and serves all stops east of McCowan Road. There is one western terminal, which is Finch Station. Eastern terminals include Staines Road (Morningside Heights) for the 953A, and Markham Road for the 953B. This route operates during the peak periods on weekdays only.

History

  • February 6, 1989 - Route introduced as the express branch of the 53 Steeles East, known as the 53C Steeles East Express operating between Finch station and McCowan with stops at Don Mills and Bayview.
  • June 24, 1990 - 53C extended to operate east towards Middlefield.
  • February 13, 1994 - Route renumbered to 53E Steeles East Express, due to a system-wide reorganization to use the letter ‘E’ to designate Express services. Route begins articulated bus service.
  • April 18, 1994 - Westbound buses rerouted to operate via Steeles to Bayview, then clockwise through the off-street loop on the northwest corner, then south on Bayview and west on Finch to Finch station during afternoon peak only.
  • July 28, 1996 - Route made accessible Accessible.gif.
  • September 3, 2000 - Articulated buses withdrawn.
  • June 25, 2007 - 53F Steeles East Express peak trips to Staines introduced.
  • January 2, 2011 - Branch 53F extended to Morningside Heights.
  • April 17, 2014 - Articulated bus service restored.
  • January 7, 2019 - With the implementation of the TTC's express network, 53E/F express services are renamed to 953 Steeles East Express.

Previous route maps

January 2019

Branches

This route has 2 branches:

Overnight Service

Overnight service is provided by route 353 Steeles Accessible.gif on Steeles Avenue East and Staines Road.

Vehicles

Buses that can appear on 953 Steeles East Express include Orion VII NG HEV Accessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS Artic Accessible.gif and the Nova Bus LFS HEV Accessible.gif

Summary

Toronto Transit Commission Logo.png Frequency Vehicles Used Notes
Weekday AM Peak 13:30
13:30
10
8
953A branch.
953B branch.
Weekday Midday Route does not operate.
Weekday PM Peak 15
15
10
8
953A branch.
953B branch.
Weekday Early Evening Route does not operate.
Weekday Late Evening
Saturday Early Morning
Saturday Morning
Saturday Afternoon
Saturday Early Evening
Saturday Late Evening
Sunday Early Morning
Sunday Morning
Sunday Afternoon
Sunday Early Evening
Sunday Late Evening
Last updated: January 7, 2019


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Miscellaneous
Vehicles Buses - Streetcars - Subway/RT - Rail Workcars
Current Divisions Arrow Rd - Birchmount - Davisville - Eglinton - Greenwood - Hillcrest - Lakeshore - Leslie Barns - Malvern - McCowan - Mount Dennis - Queensway - Roncesvalles - Russell - Wilson
Former Divisions Danforth - (Old) Eglinton - Lansdowne - St. Clair (Wychwood) - Vincent
Former Projects Network 2011 - OneCity - Transit City (Bus Plan - Light Rail Plan)
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999, 11000-11999, 12000-12999, 13000-13999, 14000-14999, 15000-15999
Current Routes
Rapid Transit 1 (Yonge-University) - 2 (Bloor-Danforth) - 3 (Scarborough) - 4 (Sheppard) - 5 (Eglinton Crosstown) - Finch West - Sheppard East
Bus 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 160 161 162 165 167 168 169 171 175 176
Downtown Express 141 142 143 144 145
Blue Night 300 301 302 304 306 307 310 312 315 320 322 324 325 329 332 334 335 336 337 339 341 343 352 353 354 363 365 384 385 395 396
Community 400 402 403 404 405 407
Streetcar 501 502 503 504 505 506 509 510 511 512
Express Network 900 902 903 905 913 924 925 927 929 935 937 939 941 944 945 952 953 954 960 984 985 986 989 995 996
Former Routes
Bus 1 2 3 4 13 13 13 14 19 24 27 28 38 42 58 59 93 102 118 121 124 137 139 140 163 164 166 172 197 224 268 406 408
Rocket 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 194 194 195 196 198 199
Blue Night 315
Community 401 406 409 425
Streetcar 507 508 514 521 522
Stations
Yonge-University Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - Highway 407 - Pioneer Village - York University - Finch West - Downsview Park - Sheppard West - Wilson - Yorkdale - Lawrence West - Glencairn - Eglinton West - St. Clair West - Dupont - Spadina - St. George - Museum - Queen's Park - St. Patrick - Osgoode - St. Andrew - Union - King - Queen - Dundas - College - Wellesley - Bloor-Yonge - Rosedale - Summerhill - St. Clair - Davisville - Eglinton - Lawrence - York Mills - Sheppard-Yonge - North York Centre - Finch
Bloor-Danforth Kipling - Islington - Royal York - Old Mill - Jane - Runnymede - High Park - Keele - Dundas West - Lansdowne - Dufferin - Ossington - Christie - Bathurst - Spadina - St. George - Bay - Bloor-Yonge - Sherbourne - Castle Frank - Broadview - Chester - Pape - Donlands - Greenwood - Coxwell - Woodbine - Main Street - Victoria Park - Warden - Kennedy
Scarborough Kennedy - Lawrence East - Ellesmere - Midland - Scarborough Centre - McCowan
Sheppard Sheppard-Yonge - Bayview - Bessarion - Leslie - Don Mills
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