TTC bus route reductions

Fewer TTC bus routes to receive service reductions

The TTC has announced that it "will bring a revised list of bus routes recommended for reallocation to its Feb. 2 Commission meeting." In total, staff will recommend that seven of the original 48 routes be saved from service reductions altogether and that an additional 19 will have partial service levels restored.

According a press release sent out earlier today, the change of plan derives from the use of a new criteria for service reductions. "Originally, if a route or time period had fewer than 15 customer bus boardings per hour, it was recommended that service be eliminated, with the cost savings reinvested to routes where over-crowding was occurring....The new criteria now states that where there are more than 15 boardings per hour at any specific time period, that service should be reinstated. As well, where there are 10 or more bus boardings per hour and the nearest alternate route is greater than 600 metres away, that service should also be reinstated." It's estimated that the new proposal will save the TTC $4 million, down from the $7 million of the first proposal on January 12th.

So the question becomes is this the (mostly) happy compromise that critics of the initial round of service cuts were hoping for? Although the least-travelled routes will still experience reductions, the new criteria also factors in walking distance to alternates, something which only seems to make sense when upholding minimum service requirements.

Here is the revised list of route changes (the original list can be found here):

5 AVENUE RD - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

61 AVENUE RD NORTH - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

6 BAY - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

9 BELLAMY - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Service ending at 7:00pm Sundays, and holidays.

8 BROADVIEW - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

120 CALVINGTON - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day.

20 CLIFFSIDE - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

42 CUMMER - Service east of Kennedy Road ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service east of Kennedy Road on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

127 DAVENPORT - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

105 DUFFERIN NORTH - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

26 DUPONT - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day.

32 EGLINTON WEST - No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 32D (Eglinton West Stn-Jane & Emmett) service after 7:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. No 32A (Eglinton Stn-Renforth & Skymark) service west of Renforth on Saturdays.

15 EVANS - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

33 FOREST HILL - Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

135 GERRARD - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

14 GLENCAIRN - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., every day.

169 HUNTINGWOOD - Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays. Service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, service after 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, and service 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays replaced west of Victoria Park Avenue by 10 VAN HORNE route.

43 KENNEDY - 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 43B (Kennedy Stn-Scarborough Centre Stn via Progress) service on Sundays and holidays.

30 LAMBTON - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

162 LAWRENCE-DONWAY - Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

56 LEASIDE - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service west of Laird Drive to Eglinton Station Sunday/holiday daytime.

51 LESLIE - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

59 MAPLE LEAF - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

132 MILNER - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

116 MORNINGSIDE - 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. 116A/E (Kennedy Stn-UofT Scarborough Express/Conlins) service ended Saturday, Sundays, and holidays.

62 MORTIMER - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

74 MT PLEASANT - Service ending at 7:00 p.m., every day.

103 MT PLEASANT NORTH - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

72 PAPE - 72A service south of Eastern Avenue to Commissioners and Union Station ending at 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays, September-May.

101 PARC DOWNSVIEW PARK - Service Saturday and Sunday only, September-May.

167 PHARMACY NORTH - Service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Service ended Sundays and holidays

80 QUEENSWAY - Service ending at 10:00 p.m. east of Humber Loop, Monday-Friday. Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service east of Humber Loop on Sundays and holidays.

73 ROYAL YORK - 73B (Royal York Stn-Eglinton & La Rose) service ending at 7:00 p.m., every day.

76 ROYAL YORK SOUTH - 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No 76B (Royal York Stn-Queensway & Grand Ave) service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

86 SCARBOROUGH - 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service ending at 7:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. No 86D (Kennedy Stn-Beechgrove via Lawrence) service on Sundays and holidays.

115 SILVER HILLS - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., seven days per week.

124 SUNNYBROOK - Service ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

94 WELLESLEY - Service west of Wellesley Station ending at 10:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

112 WEST MALL - No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 10:00 p.m., Saturdays. No 112C (Kipling Stn-Disco Rd) service north of Eglinton Avenue after 7:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays.

98 WILLOWDALE-SENLAC - Service ending at 10:00 p.m. east of Sheppard-Yonge Station, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

96 WILSON - 96C/F service to Tandridge Crescent ending at 10:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. 96C/F service to Tandridge Crescent or Thistle Down Boulevard ending at 7:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays

Photo by Scott Snider in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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