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TTC Improves Service to Meet Growing Ridership Demands

Attention News Editors:

TTC Improves Service to Meet Growing Ridership Demands


    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Despite serious bus shortages, the TTC 
is making improvements to its service by fine-tuning the stopping 
pattern on one route and adding off-peak service on other routes. 
However, the shortage of buses means the addition of buses to morning
rush hours must be deferred until early 1998.

    Routes that will see service improvements include:

    - 17C Birchmount Express - The stopping pattern of express buses 
will be changed to provide faster service for customers travelling 
to/from the new residential and commercial area north of Ellesmere 
Road. Southbound buses will serve all stops up to and including 
Ellesmere and then only at Lawrence, Eglinton, St. Clair and Warden 
subway station. Northbound buses will stop only at St. Clair, 
Eglinton, Lawrence, Ellesmere and then all stops north of there. 
Service will also operate on a local level (all stops served).

    - 41 Keele - Late evening service after 10 p.m. will now operate 
seven days a week. This brings weekend and holiday late evening 
service to the residential area on Sentinel Road and York University.

    - 320 Yonge Blue Night - Two new northbound trips starting from 
Front Street will be added at 2:37 a.m. and 2:52 a.m., running seven 
days a week to reduce overcrowding on buses.

    Due to ongoing track reconstruction, 501 Queen streetcars will 
run between Neville Park and Roncesvalles. Buses will run between 
Church and Long Branch. Buses will run on Queensway and Park Lawn, 
without entering Humber Loop.
    TTC customers can telephone 393-INFO (4636) for more information 
on the service changes or check the Infoposts located at transfer 
locations on their route.

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For further information: Marilyn Bolton, Media Relations, (416)
393-3741




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