No room for Durham buses at Scarborough Centre station, says TTC

News Sep 05, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

Making room for Durham Transit buses at the busy Scarborough Centre SRT station might make it easier to get between Oshawa and Scarborough, but the Toronto Transit Commission heard that letting the 905-area transit service jostle for space with TTC buses would be too dangerous.

“I have spent a fair bit of time at the Scarborough terminal and it’s incredibly congested,” TTC CEO Andy Byford told the commission at its Sept. 5 meeting.

Byford noted that the station’s bus bays are already so crowded that different routes often have to share a platform, and that adding more buses to the mix would only make things worse.

“If buses continually leave late because customers can’t find the right bus, you’ll hold us to account. If we see an increase in bus to bus contact, you’ll hold us to account. The more we put into the Scarborough Centre station, that’s less room to expand the TTC,” said Byford.

He was responding to questions surrounding a request by Scarborough East Coun. Paul Ainslie, who made the case that currently there is no good way for people to get between Scarborough and Durham Region to the east.

Ainslie noted that inter-regional connectivity is an objective of the provincial Big Move program, and currently Durham residents can only connect to Scarborough through the University of Toronto Scarborough campus and the Rouge Hill GO Station.

“My residents would like that bus station now,” he said. “I would like at least one bus bay where Durham can get into the Town Centre.”

The report indicated that the station cannot accommodate an additional bus.

“The 13 TTC bus bays at the station are served by 14 TTC routes,” the report reads. “At the busiest times, more than 120 bus trips per hour each day are operated through the terminal, and more than 56,000 customer boardings and alightings are made at the terminal.”

Based on those numbers, the report says that the terminal station should have 17 bus bays.

When the subway goes in, however, that will change. The new terminal at Scarborough Centre will have 34 bus bays, with 24 for the TTC. That would include one Durham bay.


No room for Durham buses at Scarborough Centre station, says TTC

Future subway stop expected to serve Durham with one bay

News Sep 05, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

Making room for Durham Transit buses at the busy Scarborough Centre SRT station might make it easier to get between Oshawa and Scarborough, but the Toronto Transit Commission heard that letting the 905-area transit service jostle for space with TTC buses would be too dangerous.

“I have spent a fair bit of time at the Scarborough terminal and it’s incredibly congested,” TTC CEO Andy Byford told the commission at its Sept. 5 meeting.

Byford noted that the station’s bus bays are already so crowded that different routes often have to share a platform, and that adding more buses to the mix would only make things worse.

“If buses continually leave late because customers can’t find the right bus, you’ll hold us to account. If we see an increase in bus to bus contact, you’ll hold us to account. The more we put into the Scarborough Centre station, that’s less room to expand the TTC,” said Byford.

He was responding to questions surrounding a request by Scarborough East Coun. Paul Ainslie, who made the case that currently there is no good way for people to get between Scarborough and Durham Region to the east.

Ainslie noted that inter-regional connectivity is an objective of the provincial Big Move program, and currently Durham residents can only connect to Scarborough through the University of Toronto Scarborough campus and the Rouge Hill GO Station.

“My residents would like that bus station now,” he said. “I would like at least one bus bay where Durham can get into the Town Centre.”

The report indicated that the station cannot accommodate an additional bus.

“The 13 TTC bus bays at the station are served by 14 TTC routes,” the report reads. “At the busiest times, more than 120 bus trips per hour each day are operated through the terminal, and more than 56,000 customer boardings and alightings are made at the terminal.”

Based on those numbers, the report says that the terminal station should have 17 bus bays.

When the subway goes in, however, that will change. The new terminal at Scarborough Centre will have 34 bus bays, with 24 for the TTC. That would include one Durham bay.


No room for Durham buses at Scarborough Centre station, says TTC

Future subway stop expected to serve Durham with one bay

News Sep 05, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

Making room for Durham Transit buses at the busy Scarborough Centre SRT station might make it easier to get between Oshawa and Scarborough, but the Toronto Transit Commission heard that letting the 905-area transit service jostle for space with TTC buses would be too dangerous.

“I have spent a fair bit of time at the Scarborough terminal and it’s incredibly congested,” TTC CEO Andy Byford told the commission at its Sept. 5 meeting.

Byford noted that the station’s bus bays are already so crowded that different routes often have to share a platform, and that adding more buses to the mix would only make things worse.

“If buses continually leave late because customers can’t find the right bus, you’ll hold us to account. If we see an increase in bus to bus contact, you’ll hold us to account. The more we put into the Scarborough Centre station, that’s less room to expand the TTC,” said Byford.

He was responding to questions surrounding a request by Scarborough East Coun. Paul Ainslie, who made the case that currently there is no good way for people to get between Scarborough and Durham Region to the east.

Ainslie noted that inter-regional connectivity is an objective of the provincial Big Move program, and currently Durham residents can only connect to Scarborough through the University of Toronto Scarborough campus and the Rouge Hill GO Station.

“My residents would like that bus station now,” he said. “I would like at least one bus bay where Durham can get into the Town Centre.”

The report indicated that the station cannot accommodate an additional bus.

“The 13 TTC bus bays at the station are served by 14 TTC routes,” the report reads. “At the busiest times, more than 120 bus trips per hour each day are operated through the terminal, and more than 56,000 customer boardings and alightings are made at the terminal.”

Based on those numbers, the report says that the terminal station should have 17 bus bays.

When the subway goes in, however, that will change. The new terminal at Scarborough Centre will have 34 bus bays, with 24 for the TTC. That would include one Durham bay.