The final nail in the coffin for the 45's weekend service. A few years ago, I remember that 45's weekend service was slated for cancellation. If this weekend service gets cancelled, this move is to blame.Note the 45 Winston Churchill does not connect to the 26 Burnhamthorpe either. It connects to the 35 Eglinton, but the 35 does not operate on Sundays. Between Derry and Lakeshore, the only major east-west route that the 45 connects to the 1 Dundas. Now the 1 is seeing reduced service with no substitute. That is terrible connections for a major north-south route.
But the BRT is coming though, that's an additional trip generator, as well as a connecting express bus to Square One.
Uptown Core sees very few passengers relative to the size of its terminal. There are only, like, at most 3 passengers at any time, even in the middle of the rush hour. 101 west would've been more popular if it entered the 403 to terminate at Sheridan College, but Oakville Transit has rerouted the 24 last September to have service along Dundas between Ridgeway and Uptown Core.I thought the original 101 serving Oakville and UTM made sense. Too bad Oakville Transit is so crappy, no one uses it.
Any route that serves a post-secondary institution has a tendency to get overcrowded. Maybe you see it as "over-servicing", but I think it's a preventive measure. I also think that it's preprartion for higher-order transit along Dundas, I dare say that I honestly think that an LRT along Dundas is better terminated at UTM than at Hurontario. It's far west enough for Oakville to serve.And yet somehow the 44 Mississauga Road still languishes with 33 minute off peak service. In my experience, the 44 is as crowded as the 1C, if not more crowded. The 44 regularly experiences closed doors during the midday. The midday frequency needs to be increased to 24 minutes. With 24 minute headways the 44 would take more pressure off the 1C as well (the 44 also serves Dundas).
One by one, I guess. First, they solved the 110's overcrowding problem by having 4 to 7.5-minute service. Now, they're doing it on 101. An increase in 44 will be hopefully next to finally solve all of the overcrowding problems in UTM.
EDIT: EEEEEKKKKK!!!! I didn't know that 101 will use Dundas and will NOT use Collegeway! Oh my goodness! What were they thinking? I thought the 101's routing was perfect, until I saw that they're using Dundas to go from South Common to UTM! I'm still shocked!
And yeah, 51 will have 11-minute service all the way to Derry, same thing for 5, with 9 to 10-minute service to Derry. Overall, an improvement.
The 1 section that was reduced to 28-minute service is actually past 1 AM. If they're going to introduce overnight service, that would be the ideal frequency to start with.