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A Chronology of the St. Clair Right-of-Way Reconstruction Project

St. Clair Maps 2007

A PDF of a series of maps showing the rolling disruptions that occurred during construction of the St. Clair right-of-way project in 2007.

Compiled by Robert MacKenzie

2007 (Continued from 2003-6)

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Sunday, January 7 until Wednesday, January 14, 2007

Details:

  • Streetcars resumed service between St. Clair West Station and Gunn’s Loop. Buses continued to replace streetcars between St.Clair West and St. Clair Stations.
  • Continued restoring wiring between Tweedsmuir and Avenue Road.
  • Continued building accessible elevator at St. Clair Station.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: Regular service.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Regular route to St. Clair West Station
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Regular route to St. Clair West Station at all times of the week.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Jane Station to St. Clair Station lower bus platform via Avoca and Pleasant.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - St. Clair West Station to St. Clair Station lower platform via Avoca and Pleasant. Streetcars - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Timed transfers between streetcars and buses at St. Clair West Station.

Thursday, January 15, 2007

TTC tests streetcars along the entire line between Gunn’s Loop and St. Clair Station.

Sunday, January 18, 2007

Details:

  • Streetcars again operate along the entire 512 ST. CLAIRroute between St. Clair Station and Gunn’s Loop.
  • Passengers could again use the island stops to board and exit from streetcars and TTC vehicles no longer served the curb stops.
  • Accessible elevator project at St. Clair Station ended.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: Regular service.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Regular route to St. Clair West Station
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Regular route to St. Clair West Station at all times of the week.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular service.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Streetcars - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair Station (upper platform). Service every three-to-nine minutes daytimes; every seven-to-fifteen minutes evenings.

Friday, April 20 until Monday, April 23, 2007

Details:

  • From 11 a.m. on Friday, until 5 a.m. on Monday, reconstructed the (upper) streetcar platform at St. Clair Station.

Transit service:

  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Jane Station to St. Clair Station lower bus platform via Avoca and Pleasant.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - St. Clair West Station to St. Clair Station lower platform via Avoca and Pleasant. Streetcars - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Service every five-to-ten minutes. Timed transfers between streetcars and buses at St. Clair West Station.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Details:

  • Started rebuilding the streetcar tracks and upgrading the underground bus and streetcar loop at St. Clair West Station.
  • Streetcars and buses bypassed the station.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: To Bathurst Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Interlined with 126 CHRISTIE. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: To Bathurst Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Interlined with 33 FOREST HILL Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue. After 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, buses operate to and from Bathurst Station.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Streetcars - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Although the streetcars go up and down the ramps into St. Clair West Station, they didn’t enter the loop and didn’t drop off and pick up passengers inside the station. Passengers transferred between streetcars and buses at the stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Details:

  • Started repairing ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station
  • Continued replacing tracks and upgrading bus and streetcar loop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • Buses replaced streetcars along the entire 512 ST. CLAIRroute.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: To Bathurst Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Interlined with 126 CHRISTIE. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: To Bathurst Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Interlined with 33 FOREST HILL Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue. After 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, buses operate to and from Bathurst Station.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Buses didn’t enter St. Clair West Station and didn’t drop off and pick up passengers inside the station. Instead the buses served on-street stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Details:

  • Continued repairing ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station
  • Continued replacing tracks and upgrading bus and streetcar loop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • Buses replaced streetcars along the entire 512 ST. CLAIRroute.
  • Buses operating along the 90 VAUGHAN route resumed service to St. Clair West Station.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: To Bathurst Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Interlined with 126 CHRISTIE. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Southbound via Kenwood, Claxton, Bathurst, Tichester, Heath, Spadina and St. Clair to Tweedsmuir. From Tweedsmuir and St. Clair, then regular route. Buses don’t enter the station terminal but, instead, drop off and pick up passengers at on-street stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Interlined with 33 FOREST HILL Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue. After 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, buses operate to and from Bathurst Station.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Buses didn’t enter St. Clair West Station and didn’t drop off and pick up passengers inside the station. Instead the buses served on-street stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street. The buses also serve curbside stops - instead of centre-lane “island” stops - along the entire route.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The next phase of the project started - between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues (basically, between Caledonia Road and Dufferin Street).

Details:

  • Started removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued repairing ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station.
  • Continued replacing tracks and upgrading bus and streetcar loop inside St. Clair West Station.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Details:

  • Ended work between Vaughan Road and Tweedsmuir Avenue, except for St. Clair West Station.
  • Resumed streetcars service between St. Clair Station and Oakwood Loop.
  • Buses operated between Gunn’s Loop and Bathurst Street. The buses continued to serve curbside stops between Keele and Bathurst.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued repairing ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station.
  • Continued replacing tracks and upgrading bus and streetcar loop inside St. Clair West Station.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: To Bathurst Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Interlined with 126 CHRISTIE. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Southbound via Kenwood, Claxton, Bathurst, Tichester, Heath, Spadina and St. Clair to Tweedsmuir. From Tweedsmuir and St. Clair, then regular route.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Interlined with 33 FOREST HILL Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue. After 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, buses operate to and from Bathurst Station.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to Bathurst. Buses looped via Bathurst and Vaughan. The buses served curbside stops - instead of centre-lane “island” stops. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Buses entered St. Clair West Station, but didn’t operate through the loop inside the station. Instead, the streetcars dropped off and picked up passengers at on-street stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street. Passengers transferred between St. Clair buses and streetcars at Christie Street.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Details:

  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued repairing ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station.
  • Continued replacing tracks and upgrading bus and streetcar loop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • Revised the routes of some of the buses operating to and from station.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: To Bathurst Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Interlined with 126 CHRISTIE. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Southbound via Kenwood, Claxton, Bathurst, Tichester, Heath, Spadina and St. Clair to Tweedsmuir. From Tweedsmuir and St. Clair, then regular route.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Interlined with 33 FOREST HILL Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue. After 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, buses looped via Tweedsmuir, Heath, Spadina and St. Clair to Tweedsmuir.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Buses looped via looped via Tweedsmuir, Heath, Spadina and St. Clair to Tweedsmuir. The buses served curbside stops - instead of centre-lane “island” stops. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Streetcars entered St. Clair West Station, but didn’t operate through the loop inside the station. Instead, the streetcars dropped off and picked up passengers at on-street stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street. Passengers transferred between St. Clair buses and streetcars at Bathurst, Vaughan or Christie.

Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2007

Details:

  • Final stages of construction in St. Clair West Station. Buses replace streetcars along the entire 512 ST. CLAIR route for the weekend.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued repairing east-end ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: To Bathurst Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Interlined with 126 CHRISTIE. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Southbound via Kenwood, Claxton, Bathurst, Tichester, Heath, Spadina and St. Clair to Tweedsmuir. From Tweedsmuir and St. Clair, then regular route.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Interlined with 33 FOREST HILL Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. Buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station. They pick up and drop off passengers from on-street stops on St. Clair at Tweedsmuir Avenue. After 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, buses looped via Tweedsmuir, Heath, Spadina and St. Clair to Tweedsmuir.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair Station. The buses served curbside stops - instead of centre-lane “island” stops. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Details:

  • partially reopened bus and streetcar platform in St. Clair West Station. (Some work continues on the east-end ramp into and out of the station.)
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Southbound buses regular route to St. Clair West Station. Northbound buses via St. Clair, Bathurst, Tichester, Heath.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Buses drop off and pick up passengers inside the station. The buses served curbside stops - instead of centre-lane “island” stops. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Streetcars entered St. Clair West Station, but didn’t operate through the loop inside the station. Westbound cars dropped off and pick up passengers inside the station, eastbound passengers must use on-street stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street. Passengers traveling eastbound on 512 ST. CLAIR buses, who wanted to travel beyond St. Clair West Station transferred to a 512 ST. CLAIR streetcar at Christie Street, Vaughan Road or Bathurst Street. They couldn’t transfer to eastbound cars at St. Clair West Station. Passengers traveling westbound on 512 ST. CLAIR streetcars, who want to travel beyond Oakwood Avenue, transferred to westbound 512 ST. CLAIR buses at St. Clair West Station.

Continued in 2008