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TTC improves seasonal service to summer attractions, temporarily adjusts some routes for construction

Attention News Editors:

TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Starting Sunday, April 30, the TTC is introducing the following service changes to attract new customers and better serve passengers’ travel needs over the summer:

For more information on service changes, TTC customers can call 393-INFO (4636), check the InfoPosts located at transfer locations on their route, or access the TTC internet site at www.ttc.ca.

6 BAY

  • Seasonal hours of service change. Service will operate during the early evening on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, April 30-Sept. 4, to accommodate increased travel to and from the Harbourfront area and the Toronto Islands. With this change, the last northbound trip will leave Queen’s Quay at about 10:30 p.m. The trip times in the evening on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays will be the same as they are Monday-Friday.

29 DUFFERIN

  • Seasonal route extension. The route will be extended into the Exhibition Grounds to provide service closer to Ontario Place. This service will operate between approximately 9 a.m.-1 a.m., seven days a week, except when major events are being held on the grounds. The extended service will run until the CNE opens in mid-August.

121 FRONT-ESPLANADE

  • Seasonal route extension. The route will be extended to Ontario Place and Exhibition Place to provide direct summer service between Union Station and these waterfront attractions. The extension to the two sites will operate between 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, to correspond with early-season hours at Ontario Place.

86 SCARBOROUGH

  • Seasonal route extension to Toronto Zoo. The route will be extended to the Toronto Zoo on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, until about 8:30 p.m. Buses will follow the same routing to the zoo as they do Monday-Friday. There will be no change to the interval between buses on the route. The route extension will operate until Labour Day, Mon., Sept. 4.

  • Hours of service to Toronto Zoo. Later service will be provided from the Toronto Zoo in the early evening Monday-Friday, to match the later closing time of the zoo at 7:30 p.m. Last trip will leave the zoo at about 8:30 p.m.

85 SHEPPARD EAST

  • Hours of service to Toronto Zoo. Later service will be provided from the Toronto Zoo in the early evening on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, to match the later closing time of the zoo at 7:30 p.m. The last trip on the 85B SHEPPARD EAST (Sheppard Stn-Toronto Zoo) and 85D SHEPPARD EAST (Sheppard Stn-Rouge Hill GO Stn via Toronto Zoo) branches will leave the zoo at about 8:30 p.m.

510 SPADINA

  • Seasonal service increase. Service will be increased during the daytime and early evening on Sundays and holidays to accommodate increased travel to the Harbourfront area. All streetcars will operate on the 510 SPADINA (Spadina Stn-Union Stn) branch. Service will be increased on Queen’s Quay, and will run every 3-4 minutes.

TEMPORARY ROUTE CHANGES DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

505 DUNDAS and 506/306 CARLTON

  • Temporary route change. A project to rebuild the track at several locations along Dundas Street requires that streetcars be removed from the 505 DUNDAS and 506/306 CARLTON routes on Saturdays and Sundays, April 30-June 10. The entire 505 DUNDAS route will operate with buses, from Broadview Station to Dundas West Station, and will operate over the usual route. Service will be more frequent because the buses have a smaller capacity than the streetcars.

    The 506 CARLTON route will be affected by the construction on one weekend, and the 306 CARLTON overnight route will be affected on two weekends. During these times, 506/306 Carlton streetcars will operate as far west as Lansdowne Avenue, and a replacement bus service will operate between Lansdowne and High Park/Dundas West Stations.

35 JANE

  • Temporary route change. The north-end loop used by this route will be temporarily changed as a result of the City of Toronto project to rebuild the bridge that runs through the Jane/Steeles intersection. Both roads will remain open, but will be restricted to no more than two lanes at most times. Buses on the 35A (Jane Stn-Steeles via Hullmar) and 35E Jane Express (Jane Stn-York University) will be re-routed to avoid the Jane/Steeles intersection. Buses on the 35 Jane (Jane Stn-Steeles and Pioneer Village) and 35C (Jane Stn-Steeles) branches will remain on their regular route, but will have additional time added to the schedules to reduce delays. The project runs late April-October. The routing of the 84D SHEPPARD WEST service will also be changed, and additional running time will be scheduled on 60 STEELES WEST.

66 PRINCE EDWARD

  • Temporary route change. The route will be diverted, at all times of the week, as a result of the City of Toronto project to rebuild Prince Edward Drive, between Sunnylea Avenue and Berry Road. No buses will be added, but the round trip time on each branch during rush hours, Monday-Friday, will increase by 10 minutes.

SERVICE FOR VAUGHAN TRANSIT

105 DUFFERIN NORTH

  • Route extension. At the request of Vaughan Transit, the present 105 WILSON HEIGHTS will be renamed 105 DUFFERIN NORTH and will be extended north, from its present terminus at Centre Street, to Rutherford Road. The interval between buses will change to 17 minutes from 15 minutes in the morning, and will remain at 15 minutes in the afternoon. During the midday and early evening Monday-Friday, and on Saturdays, buses will run every hour.

107 KEELE NORTH

  • New service. At the request of Vaughan Transit, all service on Sundays and holidays will be extended north to Major Mackenzie Drive, and will operate on the 107C (Downsview Stn-Major Mackenzie) branch, instead of the 107 (Downsview Stn-Rutherford) branch. Buses will run every 40 minutes.

165 WESTON RD NORTH

  • Seasonal route extension. At the request of Vaughan Transit, service will be extended to Canada’s Wonderland, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, April 30-Oct. 9 (Thanksgiving Day). The extended service will operate 9:35 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturdays and 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

-30- 04/27/2000

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




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