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TTC announces June service changes

Transmitted by CNW Group on : June 16, 2005 15:57

Media Advisory - TTC announces June service changes

TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - On Sunday, June 19th, the TTC introduces the following service changes.

For more information on these and other service changes, TTC customers can call 416-393-INFO (4636), check the InfoPosts located at transfer locations on their routes, or access the TTC internet site at www.ttc.ca.

Rack It & Rocket!

Bike racks will be installed on 98 buses on six bus routes for a one-year pilot project. Cyclists will be able to place their bike on the rack, which is located on the front of the bus, and then board the bus and ride to their destination.

The pilot project will include the following routes:

  • 7 Bathurst (excluding 7A Bathurst branch)
  • 29 Dufferin
  • 47 Lansdowne
  • 161 Rogers Rd
  • 98 Willowdale-Senlac
  • 310 Bathurst overnight route (starting July 31, 2005)

Bike rack instructions will be available at www.ttc.ca, and in brochures on bike rack equipped buses.

RIDERSHIP GROWTH STRATEGY

Service will be added at off-peak times on 16 busy bus and streetcar routes, as part of the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy. The additional service will reduce waiting times and will ensure that most people can get a seat. Making transit more attractive is a key part of the Ridership Growth Strategy, and the changes in June will be followed by more service increases later in the year.

172 Cherry Street
- Direct service to Rochester-Toronto ferry

Service will be operated to the International Marine Passenger Terminal at Cherry Street and Unwin Avenue, to serve the Rochester-Toronto ferry. This route change will begin when the ferry starts operating (currently planned for June 30, 2005; subject to change).

Service will be provided seven days a week by the 172 Cherry Street route. From Monday to Friday, buses will operate every 40 minutes, between approximately 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and between approximately 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, buses will operate every 20 minutes throughout the day, from approximately 9:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.

New accessible service

New accessible service will be operated on the 305 Eglinton East, 127 Davenport, 122 Graydon Hall, 43 Kennedy, 116 Morningside, 74 Mt Pleasant and 86 Scarborough routes, using low-floor buses.

30 Lambton
- Seasonal route extension

Service will be operated into High Park on the 30B Lambton route on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Service will operate every 20 minutes on Saturdays, and every 30 minutes on Sundays and holidays. The last day of this summer service will be Labour Day, Monday September 5, 2005.

510 Spadina
- Seasonal service change

Service will be changed for the summer, to accommodate increased travel in the Harbourfront area. After 9:00 a.m., every day, the scheduled Spadina Station-King short turn service will be extended to the Queen’s Quay/Spadina Loop, to provide additional service to Harbourfront.

501/301 Queen
- Temporary service for TTC track construction on Queen Street West

Streetcar track on Queen Street from just of Dufferin Street to just east of Dovercourt Road, along with track at the Queen/Dufferin Street intersection, will be replaced. This work will require that streetcars be removed from the construction areas. Streetcars on the 501/301 Queen routes will be diverted via Shaw Street and King Street in both directions. Buses on the 29/329 Dufferin route will also divert around the construction area. Customers who normally use the streetcar stops on Queen Street should use the streetcar stops on King Street.

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




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