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953 Steeles East Express

Compiled by Jelo Gutierrez Cantos

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Operations Overview

This route currently operates with 2 branches:

  • 953A Finch Station - Staines
  • 953B Finch Station - Markham Road

January 7, 2019

As part of the TTC’s initiative of rebranding and expansion of its Express Bus Network services, service begins on the new peak-period only 953 STEELES EAST EXPRESS route, replacing two branches of the former 53E/F STEELES EAST EXPRESS. There are no changes to routing or service levels.

Service operates eastbound from Finch Station on the 953A branch via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles Avenue East, south and west on Staines Road to Morningside Avenue. Westbound morning peak buses operate from Staines Road, north on Morningside Avenue, east on Oasis Boulevard, east on Seasons Drive, north on Staines Road, west on Steeles Avenue East, south on Yonge Street, and east on Bishop Avenue to Finch Station. In the afternoon peak, it follows the same path albeit looping north and east through Bayview Loop, continuing south on Bayview Avenue, and west on Finch Avenue East to Finch Station. On the 953B branch, buses on the morning peak operate eastbound from Finch Station via west on Pemberton Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles Avenue East, south on Tapscott Road, west on Passmore Avenue, and north on Markham Road to Steeles Avenue return westbound via reverse routing. In the afternoon peak, buses loop south on Markham Road, east on Passmore Avenue, north on Tapscott Road, and west on Select Avenue to Markham Road following through the same path as the 953A branch looping through the Bayview loop, heading south via Bayview Avenue and west through Finch Avenue East en route to Finch Station.

Buses on the 953 STEELES EAST EXPRESS stops only at Yonge Street/Steeles Avenue (also used during morning peak westbound trips), Bayview Avenue, Don Mills Road, Woodbine Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, Kennedy Road, Midland Avenue, Brimley Road and McCowan Road before making all local stops between McCowan Road and Staines Road.

This route runs during rush hours only using mostly Nova Bus LFS articulated buses operating out of Malvern garage.

EASTBOUND

 

WESTBOUND

 

 

 

953

STEELES EAST EXPRESS

 

TO FINCH STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

953A

STEELES EAST EXPRESS

 

 

 

TO STAINES

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

953B

STEELES EAST EXPRESS

 

 

 

TO MARKHAM ROAD

 

Monday to Friday, rush hours only


Summary

Period

Frequency

Buses Used

Notes

Weekday AM Peak

13’ 00” (953A)
13’ 00” (953B)

10
8

Combined total of 6’ 30” frequency with 18 buses

Weekday Midday

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Weekday PM Peak

15’ 00” (953A)
15’ 00” (953B)

9.5
7.5

Combined total of 6’ 00” frequency with 17 buses

Weekday Early Evening

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Weekday Late Evening

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Saturday Early Morning

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Saturday Morning

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Saturday Afternoon

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Saturday Early Evening<

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Saturday Late Evening

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Sunday Early Morning

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Sunday Morning

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Sunday Afternoon

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Sunday Early Evening

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST

Sunday Late Evening

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 53 STEELES EAST


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