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September Transit Notes

by Aaron Adel and James Bow
Transit Toronto News Archive - September 20, 1998

Trackwork is taking place on Coxwell Avenue between Lower and Upper Gerrard. Streetcar service is being maintained on weekdays through the use of temporary crossovers to route streetcars onto the ‘wrong-way’ tracks. On weekends, 506 Carlton cars turn south on Coxwell and loop at Coxwell Loop…

…In October, the TTC will reduce off-peak service on the 502 Downtowner route from 16 minutes to 20 minutes, and Sunday late-evening service on the 501 Queen route from 10 minutes to 12 minutes. This was recommended by the TTC’s 1999 Service Plan in order to free up resources to make improvements elsewhere in the system… …The 1999 Service Plan also confirms construction of the 509 Harbourfront Streetcar, which should start running between Union Station and the CNE early in 2000; initial service is said to be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday from September to May, and from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week in the summer months.

…Has my bus been hijacked? Not likely. If it’s Friday, and a driver is wearing plain clothes, it means he or she paid two bucks to the United Way to wear whatever they want. Casual Fridays will be in effect until the end of October…

…TTC shuttle buses will operate along the Scarborough RT route during the late evenings between Sunday, September 13 and Thursday, November 5. For those eight weeks, the RT will be closed nightly after 10 p.m. while maintenance is carried out…