February 16, 2016 6:37 am
Updated: February 16, 2016 4:01 pm

TTC adds 50 buses for expanded service on 24 routes

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Thousands of bus commuters in Toronto should feel a less crowded and quicker ride during rush hour after 50 new buses were added to 24 routes over the weekend.

The TTC made the announcement as part of the city’s $95 million investment to improve bus service on congested routes.

“What we’re trying to achieve across the city is a network, or spine of routes, that delivers a 10 minutes or better service,”said TTC Chair Josh Colle during a press conference at Wellesley Station on Tuesday.

Colle said the plan is to further expand service to new express routes next month.

“This is still the beginning where we’re going to see later in a couple of months, the express buses and those new routes rolled out across the city,” Colle said.

“So many suburban parts of the city will have express service between important nodes.”

Below is a list of the routes impacted by the new service improvements.

  • 6 Bay
  • 21 Brimley
  • 20 Cliffside
  • 25 Don Mills
  • 143 Downtown/Beach Express
  • 144 Downtown/Don Valley Express
  • 125 Drewry
  • 111 East Mall
  • 195 Jane Rocket
  • 83 Jones
  • 12 Kingston Rd
  • 44 Kipling South
  • 102 Markham Rd
  • 46 Martin Grove
  • 16 McCowan
  • 57 Midland
  • 65 Parliament
  • 66 Prince Edward
  • 134 Progress
  • 123 Shorncliffe
  • 55 Warren Park
  • 94 Wellesley
  • 112 West Mall
  • 89 Weston

The following routes will have schedule adjustments to improve service reliability.

  • 20 Cliffside
  • 113 Danforth
  • 23 Dawes
  • 57 Midland
  • 85 Sheppard East

Additional Service Increases Extra trips will be operated at various times of the week on the following routes.

  • 61 Avenue Rd North
  • 15 Evans
  • 42 Cummer
  • 47 Lansdowne
  • 56 Leaside
  • 73 Royal York
  • 80 Queensway
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