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903 Kennedy-Scarborough Centre Express

Compiled by James Bow

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Background

When the SCARBOROUGH RT first opened in 1985, ridership was rapidly increasing over the course of the first 15 years. Because of overcrowding, and to accommodate all of the customers who would prefer to ride the SCARBOROUGH RT but who are now using bus services in the area as an alternative, an express bus service was introduced on September 3, 2000 during the peak periods from Monday to Friday between Kennedy Station and Scarborough Centre Station via Eglinton and Brimley, thus the 131E NUGGET EXPRESS was born. During these periods, the 131E operated every seven-to-eight minutes. In 2003, the stop on Brimley and Lawrence was added.

As this route remained unchanged for the last 18 years, although the future of LINE 3 SCARBOROUGH remains uncertain pending its replacement by the LINE 2 BLOOR-DANFORTH extension into Scarborough Centre, the route was renumbered and renamed to the 903 KENNEDY-SCARBOROUGH CENTRE EXPRESS in fall 2018 as part of the TTC’s express rebranding.

November 19, 2018

As part of the TTC’s expansion and rebranding of its Express services, service begins on an express route that replaces and re-numbers the 131E NUGGET EXPRESS bus operating between Scarborough Centre station and Kennedy station during weekday rush hours. Southbound buses operate from Scarborough Centre station via west on Triton Road, south on Brimley Road, and west on Eglinton Avenue East to Kennedy Station. Northbound buses operate from Kennedy Station via east on Eglinton Avenue East, north on Brimley Road, and east on Triton Road to Scarborough Centre Station. Buses stop only at Kennedy station, Scarborough Centre station and in both directions at the Brimley/Lawrence intersection.

Service is operated out of Malvern Garage operating with Orion VII low-floor buses. This route continues to be interlined with the 131 NUGGET buses at Scarborough Centre station.

903

KENNEDY STN

 

903

SCARBOROUGH CTR STN

E X P R E S S

E X P R E S S

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

Due to lack of programming exposures on its destination signs, buses on the 903 KENNEDY-SCARBOROUGH CENTRE EXPRESS carry the exposures of the former 131E NUGGET EXPRESS on an interim basis:

131E

NUGGET EXPRESS

 

131E

NUGGET EXPRESS

TO SCARBOROUGH CENTRE
AND KENNEDY STN

TO OLD FINCH&MORNINGVIEW
VIA SCARBOROUGH CENTRE


December 5, 2018

The destination sign exposures for this route are fully implemented and revised.

903

KENNEDY STATION

 

903

SCARBOROUGH CTR

EXPRESS

EXPRESS

Monday to Friday, rush hours only


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