TTC adds service to improve 501 Queen route
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Jan 04, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

TTC adds service to improve 501 Queen route

Beach Mirror

TTC officials will increase service starting in January to the 501 Queen streetcar after years of customer complaints about short turns and infrequent service.

Service over the entire route, from Long Branch to Neville Park, will be operated every 10 minutes, all day, every day, officials said.

There is also added service for morning commuters headed downtown.

The TTC will add three more through trips at 7:19 a.m., 7:29 a.m. and 7:39 a.m. departing from Long Branch loop to downtown.

TTC reported time will be added to the service all days to improve service. Service will be added at busy peak times to reduce crowding.

Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes announced the changes in his recent holiday e-newsletter.

A temporary route split will operate between Long Branch loop and Humber loop, and between Humber loop and Neville Park Loop. from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers may transfer between the two parts off the loop.

Some streetcars will continue from Long Branch to Neville Park, and some will be turned back at Humber loop, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Queen 301 overnight service from 2 p.m. to 5 a.m. will continue to operate as a through service between Neville Park and Long Branch.

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