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2 Anglesey (1952-2001)

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2 ANGLESEY transfer for Friday, December 11, 1981

Compiled by Peter Coulman

March 31, 1952

New route established serving the townships of York and Etobicoke. Coaches operate from Runnymede Loop via west on Dundas and north on Royal York to Anglesey Road, looping via Anglesey, the Kingsway and Ashley. Thirty minute service provided Mondays through Saturdays, leaving Runnymede from 6:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. and on Sundays and holidays, leaving Runnymede from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Transfers are allowed between ANGLESEY and ISLINGTON coaches. This route was originally included as part of ISLINGTON’s schedule.

A N G L E S E Y

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

July 1, 1954

Service incorporated as a branch of the KINGSWAY bus operating out of Jane Loop. Buses operate via west on Bloor, north on Prince Edward, northwest on Kingsway and Kingsgrove, north on Royal York and west on Anglesey to Islington, looping via south on Islington, west on Great Oak, north on Wainsworth and east on Rathburn to route. Buses operate out of Parkdale Garage.

October 2, 1955

Service extended west on Rathburn Road to loop via north on Kipling, west on Beaverbrook and south on Shadowbrook to Rathburn and return. Service operated on thirty minute headways.

A new rush hour branch added, looping at Royal York Road via Lambeth, Kingsway and Angesey, providing combined fifteen minute rush hour headways east of Royal York Road.

ANGLESEY

KIPLING
J A N E

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

ANGLESEY

HUMBERTOWN
J A N E

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

November 25, 1956

Route assigned number 2 and extended north on Kipling Avenue to loop via west on Firwood, south on Lloyd Manor and east on Rathburn to route.

ANGLESEY

2

KIPLING
J A N E

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

ANGLESEY

2A

HUMBERTOWN
J A N E

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

May 18, 1958

Main branch extended further north on Kipling (from Firwood) to Princess Margaret, then west to Lloyd Manor, south to Rathburn and east to route.

June 29, 1958

Sunday service combined with 13 BERRY ROAD. Buses operate from Rathburn and Kipling via north on Kipling, west on Princess Margaret, south on Lloyd Manor, east on Rathburn, north on Islington, east on Anglesey, south on Royal York, east on Kingsgrove, southeast on Kingsway and south on Prince Edward, operating past Bloor to Berry Road, east on Berry Road, south on Stephen Drive, and east on Queensway to Humber Loop

ANGLESEY

2

KIPLING
J A N E

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

ANGLESEY

2A

HUMBERTOWN
J A N E

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

ANGLESEY

2B

KIPLING
H U M B E R

All day, Sunday and holidays

December 7, 1959

A new branch added (2C) extending west on Princess Margaret, north on Martin Grove, west on Richview (today’s Eglinton Avenue) and south on Municipal to loop via Wellesworth, Rangoon and Eringate. This trial service is operated Mondays to Fridays, during rush hours and midday.

A new 2D Islington/Jane branch provides for a short-turn feature incorporated into the schedule whereby some trips in rush hours will short-turn at Rathburn and Islington via Thorncrest Road.

ANGLESEY

2

KIPLING
J A N E

Monday to Friday, evenings
Saturday, 18 hours a day

ANGLESEY

2A

HUMBERTOWN
J A N E

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

ANGLESEY

2B

KIPLING
H U M B E R

All day, Sunday and holidays

ANGLESEY

2C

ERINGATE
J A N E

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

ANGLESEY

2D

ISLINGTON
J A N E

Occasional short turns

May 23, 1961

Weekday evening and Saturday service added to 2C “Eringate” branch

March 25, 1963

During rush hours and midday, Mondays through Fridays, service extended from Lloyd Manor, operating west on Rathburn to loop clockwise immediately west of Highway 27 via northerly Cloverleaf Road, Municipal Drive and southerly Cloverleaf Road, returning east on Rathburn.

Drivers warned: “prior to commencing the “Down” trip, according to scheduled time, operators should if necessary to avoid holding up other traffic, pull off the southerly Cloverleaf roadway onto the road shoulder, where plenty of space is available.”

Service operates at twenty minute intervals during rush hours and thirty minutes during the midday.

ANGLESEY

2

KIPLING
J A N E

Monday to Friday, evenings
Saturday, 18 hours a day

ANGLESEY

2A

RICHVIEW
J A N E

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

ANGLESEY

2B

KIPLING
H U M B E R

All day, Sunday and holidays

ANGLESEY

2C

ERINGATE
J A N E

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

ANGLESEY

2D

ISLINGTON
J A N E

Occasional short turns

ANGLESEY

2E

RATHBURN/HWY 27
J A N E

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

September 1, 1963

Coincident with the inauguration of the 87 WEST MALL route serving the Eringate area, the section of the 2 ANGLESEY route which operates via Lloyd Manor, Princess Margaret and Martin Grove and across the Richview Side Road (Eglinton Avenue) is changed to loop counterclockwise at a new lop at the northwest corner of Richview Side Road and Martin Grove. Service across the Richview Side Road to Eringate (2A) is discontinued.

The 2E ANGLESEY branch to Rathburn Road and Highway 27 is redesignated 2C. Looping at the service roads at Highway 27, this branch offers a walking transfer connection with the new 87 WEST MALL route one block to the west on Rathburn. Once road conditions permit, this branch will be extended across the West Mall to Forestone Road.

These services will operate approx 18 hours daily, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Sunday service on the 2B branch to Humber Loop via Berry Road is discontinued, replaced by the other two branches, and new Sunday service on 13 BERRY ROAD.

ANGLESEY

2A

RICHVIEW
J A N E

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

ANGLESEY

2B

ISLINGTON
J A N E

Occasional short turns

ANGLESEY

2C

WEST MALL
J A N E

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 15, 1963

Although the 2C extension to Forestone Road west of West Mall had been announced as starting on September 2, 1963, service was not able to start until this day as a result of road construction. Buses loop via west on Rathburn, south on Forestone Road, east on Carsbrooke, northeast on Cambrian Road, north on the West Mall and east on Rathburn. Route signs remain unchanged.

Tuesday, September 5, 1965

Service on the 2A branch extended north on Martin Grove to loop at the Westway via east on the Westway, south on Callowhill and west on Sedgeley to Martin Grove and return. Branch redesignated 2, while the West Mall branch is redesigned 2A.

ANGLESEY

2

WESTWAY
J A N E

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

ANGLESEY

2A

WEST MALL
J A N E

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

January 23, 1966

Route now operates out of Queensway Garage.

May 11, 1968

Coincident with the opening of the BLOOR-DANFORTH subway extension to Islington, all 2 ANGLESEY buses operate out of Royal York station via north on Royal York, west on Anglesey, south on Islongton and west on Rathburn to loop at Carsbrooke. Service on Martin Grove is replaced by the new 46 MARTIN GROVE bus route.

ANGLESEY

2

W E S T   M A L L
ROYAL YORK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

January 4, 1970

Service extended west on Rathburn Road to a new off-street loop located on the north side of Rathburn, west of Renforth Drive. Buses loop counterclockwise through this new loop. Buses no longer serve Forestone Road, Carsbrooke, Cambrian and the West Mall.

Buses initially continue to display their “WEST MALL” roll exposures, but these are soon replaced with:

ANGLESEY

2

CENTENNIAL PK
ROYAL YORK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

April 8, 1970

Due to reconstruction of the Rathburn Road bridge over Highway 27, 2 ANGLESEY and 50 BURNHAMTHORPE routes are temporarily adjusted for the next six months. ANGLESEY buses operate from Royal York station over the regular routing to Rathburn Road and the East Mall, then looping counterclockwise in a temporary look provided on the southwest corner of the intersection, returning to Royal York station. Service beyond Highway 27 is provided by a temporary extension of the BURNHAMTHORPE bus.

S H O R T
T U R N

2S

ANGLESEY

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

Displayed westbound from Royal York station.

In addition, each bus displays a window card reading
“ANGLESEY 2S HIGHWAY 27-ROYAL YORK STN”

November 26, 1972

All Monday to Friday rush hour trips and alternate trips at all other times are extended west on Rathburn Road to a new off-street loop at Mill Road. “Centennial Park” buses now loop via Centennial Park Road, Centennial Park Gate and Renforth Drive.

ANGLESEY

2

CENTENNIAL PK
ROYAL YORK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday rush hours

ANGLESEY

2A

M I L L  R D.
ROYAL YORK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

January 4, 1982

Service extended from Mill Road and Rathburn to Sherway Gardens via Mill Road, Bloor Street, Neilson, Richshaw, Neilson and the West Mall, returning from Sherway Gardens by the reverse route. Service replaces the “West Mall” branch of the 87 MALL CIRCLE route and the “Centennial Park” branch of the ANGLESEY route.

ANGLESEY

2

S H E R W A Y
ROYAL YORK STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

ANGLESEY

2A

M I L L  R D.
ROYAL YORK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

June 19, 1994

A new seasonal service added on a 2B branch of the ANGLESEY route, providing two-way service through Centennial Park between Royal York station and the loop at Eglinton and Renforth. Buses operate via Royal York, Anglesey, Islington, Rathburn, Centennial Park Boulevard and Eglinton. Services operates on weekends and holidays only from 6:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. on Sundays and 7:30 a.m. on holidays) to 9:00 p.m. Service ends at Labour Day and is not repeated next year.

February 18, 1996

As part of system-wide cuts due to significant cutbacks in government subsidies, service south of Rathburn and Mill to Sherway Gardens is discontinued. On the rest of the route, no service is operated after 10 p.m.

This service is later restored on a trial basis, operating at wide, 40 minute headways, but it did not have the ridership to continue. Service on this branch is finally abandoned on July 24, 1998.

2

A N G L E S E Y

 

2

A N G L E S E Y

TO MILL RD

TO ROYAL YORK STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and early evenings

September 6, 1998

New eastbound trip added in the afternoon peak period operating from Silverthorn Collegiate Institute at Mill Road and Markland Drive (north intersection). The bus which used to leave Rathburn and Mill Road at 3:23 p.m. starts instead at Silverthorn C.I at approximately 3:17 p.m. and operates to Royal York station via Mill Road and the regular route.

January 6, 2001

Last day of operation on 2 ANGLESEY. Effective January 7, 2001, service is renamed and re-numbered 48 RATHBURN, to better identify the route to the streets the route operates on, and to free up the number for use by the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY, once the SHEPPARD SUBWAY opened in November 2002.


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