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131 Nugget

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Compiled by Jeffrey Kay

Operations Overview

This route operates with 2 branches:

  • 131A Scarborough Centre Station - Old Finch/Morningview
  • 131E Kennedy Station - Old Finch/Morningview via Scarborough Centre Station Express

March 23, 1985

Coincident with the opening of the SCARBOROUGH RT, service begins on a new route serving Nugget Avenue in the Malvern neighbourhood. Buses operate from Scarborough Centre Station via east on Triton, north on McCowan, east on Nugget and east on McLevin, crossing Morningside, and east on Casebridge, looping in the cul-de-sac at east end of the road. Buses return west over the reverse routing. Service is operated from Malvern Garage.

N U G G E T

131

M O R N I N G S I D E
SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

April 20, 1987

Service east of Neilson is replaced by a revision of the 133 NEILSON route. Buses operate to Neilson only then loop via east on McLevin, east on Tapscott, north on Neilson and west on McLevin.

N U G G E T

131

N E I L S O N
SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

January 3, 1989

Monday to Friday evening service is introduced.

April 1, 1990

Service is rerouted in the east end replacing a portion of the 133 NEILSON route. Buses now run over the existing route from Scarborough Centre to McLevin and Tapscott, then operate east on Tapscott, east and north on Sewells, east on McLevin, and east on Casebridge to the cul-de-sac. At this time, service is added all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

N U G G E T

131A

M O R N I N G S I D E
SCARBOROUGH CTR

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

May 13, 1990

Late evening Sunday service is removed. The last Sunday trip now leaves Scarborough Centre at 11:20 p.m.

July 23, 1990

Service begins on a rush hour extension into a new residential area east of Morningside. Buses run over the regular route from Scarborough Centre to McLevin and Morningside, then north on Morningside, east on Sewells, north on Littles, and east on Finch to a new off street loop on the north side of the street at Valley Centre Drive.

N U G G E T

131

F   I   N   C   H
SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

N U G G E T

131A

M O R N I N G S I D E
SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, midday and evening
All day Saturday
Sunday and Holidays, except late evening

October 13, 1991

More Sunday evening service is discontinued. The last bus now leaves Scarborough Centre at 8:08 p.m.

January 5, 1992

Weekday midday and evening service to Finch is introduced, replacing service on the 131A branch to Morningside and Casebridge.

May 10, 1992

Weekday late evening and Saturday daytime service is added to Old Finch (which had been renamed from Finch Avenue East by this time). Buses operate to Morningside and Casebridge on Saturday evenings and on Sundays and holidays only.

January 3, 1993

Destination signs are revised to be more descriptive of the outer terminal of the route and show the new name for Finch Avenue in this neighbourhood.

N U G G E T

131

OLD FINCH & MORNINGSIDE

SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Saturday, daytime hours

N U G G E T

131A

M O R N I N G S I D E
SCARBOROUGH CTR

Saturday evenings
Sunday and Holiday daytime until 8 p.m.

February 18, 1996

A part of a series of system-wide service cuts resulting from the elimination of provincial subsidies for public transit, Saturday evening and Sunday service is eliminated on this route, effectively ending the 131A branch.

131

N U G G E T

 

131

N U G G E T

TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Saturday daytime

February 14, 1999

Sunday daytime service is restored, and extended to Old Finch.

February 13, 2000

Service is revised east of Morningside to serve more of the residential area around Old Finch. Before 3 p.m. each day, buses run over the regular route to Morningside and then north on Morningside, east and north on Morningview, west on Old Finch, south on Littles Road and west on Morningview. After 3 p.m., the reverse looping is followed. The loop on Old Finch east of Morningview is no longer used. No change to destination signs.

September 3, 2000

Due to overcrowding on the SCARBOROUGH RT, service is extended during peak periods southwest from Scarborough Centre to Kennedy Station. Buses operate non-stop on this extension via Brimley and Eglinton.

131

N U G G E T

 

131

N U G G E T

TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Weekends and holidays, daytime

131E

N U G G E T

 

131E

N U G G E T

E X P R E S S
TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

E X P R E S S
TO KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

January 13, 2001

Saturday early evening service is added to the main branch.

May 12, 2002

Sunday early evening service is added to the main branch.

September 2, 2003

An additional stop is added on the express portion of this route that parallels the Scarborough RT. Buses now stop at Lawrence and Brimley in both directions.

Septmeber 5, 2004

Weekend and holiday late-evening service is added to the main branch.

August 31, 2008

Service rendered accessible using Orion V Lift Equipped buses. These buses are also equipped with bike racks.

November 22, 2009

Orion VII Low Floor buses take over the route, replacing Orion V Lift Equipped buses.

February 13, 2011

Due to shortage of Low Floor buses at Malvern Garage, the route is once again served by Lift Equipped Orion V buses.

June 22, 2014

As part of TTC’s system-wide mandate for route branches, all eastbound buses are now designated 131A.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

131

N U G G E T

 

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Weekends and holidays, daytime

131A

N U G G E T

 

 

 

TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Weekends and holidays, daytime

131E

N U G G E T

 

131E

N U G G E T

E X P R E S S
TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

E X P R E S S
TO KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 6, 2016

To provide additional supplemental service to the SCARBOROUGH RT, service begins on a new 131F express branch, with buses operating between Kennedy Station and Scarborough Centre Station only, serving the same stops as the 131E branch.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

131

N U G G E T

 

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Weekends and holidays, daytime

131A

N U G G E T

 

 

 

TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Weekends and holidays, daytime

131E

N U G G E T

 

131E

N U G G E T

E X P R E S S
TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

E X P R E S S
TO KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

131F

N U G G E T

 

 

 

E X P R E S S
TO SCARBOROUGH CTR STN

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

Friday, March 24, 2017

Last day of operation of the 131F “Kennedy Station Express to Scarborough Centre Station” branch. Service is eliminated due to low ridership.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

131

N U G G E T

 

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Weekends and holidays, daytime

131A

N U G G E T

 

 

 

TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

 

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Weekends and holidays, daytime

131E

N U G G E T

 

131E

N U G G E T

E X P R E S S
TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW

E X P R E S S
TO KENNEDY STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only



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