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September 2000 Notes

…Starting Labour Day, the TTC increases frequency on the Bloor Danforth Subway line, using drop back operation to decrease headways to 2 minutes, 34 seconds. Additional round trips during rush hours will help to relieve crowding… …Drop back operation has been initiated on the Scarborough RT, increasing frequency to 3 minutes, 30 seconds during peak hours. A branch of the 133 Neilson bus will also run, during rush hours, on an express trip between the Scarborough Centre and Kennedy Station, to reduce overcrowding… …Preliminary design has begun on the second subway platform for Union Station. Design work is being commissioned with a budget of $600,000…

…Trackwork on the Queen line draws to a close this month, with only tangent work at Queen and Shaw likely to cause diversions… …Trackwork to install curbs alongside the Spadina streetcar tracks is coming to a close and streetcars will be operating between Spadina Station and Union Station starting Labour Day… …Evening service on the 509 Harbourfront streetcar is about to end; the seasonal changes will eventually reduce service on this line to middays, Mondays through Saturdays only, until May 2001… …Trackwork at High Park Loop and the Lansdowne-College intersection will force the diversion of the 506 Carlton streetcar until the end of September…

…Effective Labour Day, the Orion Ikarus articulated buses are retired due to excessive corrosion. Service on 53 STEELES EAST and 39 FINCH EAST will now be provided by regular 40 foot buses at higher frequenices… …The 192 Airport Rocket service has been deemed to have been a success, and evening, weekend and holiday service has been recommended on a trial basis beginning January, 2000…

…Bombardier has won a $43 million contract with GO Transit to construct 16 wheelchair accessible bilevel railcars. Deliveries are to be completed by July 2002… …GO Transit has issued a public notice proposing the construction of elevators connecting platforms 5/6 at Union Station to the tunnel to the Air Canada Centre…




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