Toronto: TTC to Permanently Eliminate All Sunday-Only Bus/Streetcar Stops

Update:

TTC streetcars. Last year, the TTC removed all 41 Sunday-only streetcar stops in the city. TTC is removing all remaining 28 Sunday-only bus stops by June 19.
TTC streetcars. Last year, the TTC removed all 41 Sunday-only streetcar stops in the city. TTC is removing all remaining 28 Sunday-only bus stops by June 19. photo by fightyourtickets.ca

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By Father’s Day, All Sunday-Only Bus/Streetcar Stops will be permanently eliminated.

TTC Bus. By Father's Day, all Sunday-only bus stops will be gone. Sunday stops, which were established in the 1920’s to reduce walking distance to nearby churches, are, at an average of about 125 metres away, too close to existing adjacent regular stops. photo by fightyourtickets.ca
TTC Bus. By Father’s Day, all Sunday-only bus stops will be gone. Sunday stops, which were established in the 1920’s to reduce walking distance to nearby churches, are, at an average of about 125 metres away, too close to existing adjacent regular stops. photo by fightyourtickets.ca

TTC service improvements and changes

As of June 19, 2016, several services changes will take effect and include: new or improved services, permanent service changes, discontinuation of routes, removal of Sunday-only bus stops, and removal of streetcar stops. View all Service Changes.

Often streetcars bunch up and passengers enter and exit both the front and rear doors of streetcars.
Often streetcars bunch up and passengers enter and exit both the front and rear doors of streetcars. photo by fightyourtickets.ca

New/Improved service

Permanent Service Changes

  • 24D Victoria Park – Branch discontinued
  • 35 Jane – Routing change
  • 172 Cherry Street – Route discontinued
  • 224 Victoria Park North – Route discontinued

Removal of Sunday-only bus stops

TTC is removing all remaining 28 Sunday-only bus stops by June 19. Last year, the TTC removed all 41 Sunday-only streetcar stops in the city. Sunday stops, which were established in the 1920’s to reduce walking distance to nearby churches, are, at an average of about 125 metres away, too close to existing adjacent regular stops — transportation best practices state that bus stops should be 300 to 400 metres apart. The TTC is removing the stops for safety reasons as well, as none are located at signalized intersections or crosswalks.

Removal/relocation of streetcar stops

To improve pedestrian safety and customer journey times, the TTC is also removing 13 streetcar stops by June 19 and relocating another 28 stops along Broadview Avenue, Dundas Street West, Gerrard Street East, Kingston Road, King Street East, King Street West, McCaul Street, Queen Street East and Queen Street West this year.

TTC is constantly making changes in an effort to make this public transit system safer and more efficient. photo by fightyourtickets.ca
TTC is constantly making changes in an effort to make this public transit system safer and more efficient. photo by fightyourtickets.ca
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