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Buses have replaced streetcars on Carlton and Dundas routes

It's the first day back after the long weekend but the third after a change of vehicles along the TTC's 5o5 Dundas and 506 Carlton routes where buses have replaced the familiar streetcars.

The changes went into effect on Sunday after signs were posted at stops along the routes outlining the change of service, which will witness a surge in bus traffic across two of the city's busiest east/west thoroughfares.

The change is primarily the result of the streetcar shortage the TTC has been facing with Bombardier behind on new vehicle deliveries and a significant chunk of the existing fleet requiring extensive maintenance on account of harsh winter weather.

The change is expected to continue until late 2018 when the new streetcar inventory has increased and various maintenance projects wrap up along the routes.

Lead photo by

Jeremy Gilbert


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