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Steve Munro has a post up on the September Service changes for the TTC.

On balance, some considerable improvement; though still not back to pre-pandemic levels.

As compared to January of 2020, service will be back to ~95%.

Though w/the caveat that not all service hours are being restored in the same times and places.


The actual Service Summary itself, as hosted by Steve:

 

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Steve Munro has a post up on the September Service changes for the TTC.

On balance, some considerable improvement; though still not back to pre-pandemic levels.

As compared to January of 2020, service will be back to ~95%.

Though w/the caveat that not all service hours are being restored in the same times and places.


The actual Service Summary itself, as hosted by Steve:

It should be noted that 65 Parliament get extended to the Queens Quay E as well headway.

In some way this is funny as we looked at that route in 2004 of converting it to rail to connect with QQE to the new Cherry St line in the Lower Donland as well to Castle Frank, but was told it was outside our mandate for the Waterfront Mast Transit Plan area.
 

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For those interested in the amazingly slow progress of new overhead installation I can report that the TTC appear to be working themselves up to completing the new overhead on Church Street and on the Richmond-Victoria-Adelaide short-turning route. They have installed several new poles on Church and strung some new support wires at the various intersections. Maybe when the Church-Carlton and Wellington projects are finished they will have it all done. I think this is the last (??) major area in the downtown area without all new overhead so we may see very few trolley poles soon.

The TTC have also now installed 100% new poles on Adelaide from Church to Spadina and, to my amazement, they and Toronto Hydro have removed most of the old ones. (Something that should be routinely done at the same time but isn't). There are still a few excess old poles with traffic lights but I assume these will be moved over and then removed too. The Adelaide trackwork is supposed to start any day now.
 

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Did they put this mural over the Windows w/the railfan view at Davisville? Because it sure looks that way to me.............

Hope that's temporary, and still think its an ill-thought out spot.

Oh, here's the mural for everyone:

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Does anyone know why buses are pulling out of this driveway at Eglinton station?View attachment 423469
The platform for the Leslie and Leaside buses are located at the very south end of the bus terminal. Some drivers are able to turn tightly within the driveways of the terminal to access them from the usual inbound route, but some drivers are less comfortable doing this and so they drive down this driveway to access Yonge, entering the terminal from the southern Berwick entrance.

And before anyone asks, buses are not supposed to use Duplex south of the terminal driveway there, so that they can't just continue south and turn left onto Berwick.

Dan
 

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Taking the TTC during TIFF

Sept. 7, 2022

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) returns to the city starting tomorrow, Sept. 8, with some TTC services being impacted. Festival Street celebrations will result in the closure of King St. W. between Peter St. and University Ave, from Thurs., Sept. 8 to Mon., Sept. 12.

During this closure, the TTC's 503 Kingston Rd, 504 King and 304 King routes will be diverting to accommodate the festivities. As well, due to ongoing streetcar track upgrades in the Distillery District area, stops on Sumach St./Cherry St. between King St. E. and the Distillery Loop will not be serviced.

503 Kingston Rd will operate between Bingham Loop and Woodbine Loop (Queen St. E. and Kingston Rd.)

504A King streetcars will not operate during this period

504B King will operate between Broadview Station and Church St. via Church St., Richmond St. E., Victoria St., Adelaide St. E. and Church St.

504C King: Eastbound from King St. W., Spadina Ave., Adelaide St. W., University Ave., King St. W., King St. E., George St., Front St. E. Westbound: from Front St. E., Jarvis St., King St. E., King St. W., University Ave., Richmond St. W., Spadina Ave., King St. W. to route.

304 King will operate between Broadview Station and Dundas West Station.

Customers should transfer between streetcars and replacement buses on King St. E. between Church St. and Jarvis St.

Regular TTC service will resume at 5 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 12, but due to red carpet events on King St., service diversions will be necessary on Mon., Sept. 12 and Tues., Sept. 13 from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Red carpet events will also be held at Roy Thompson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre from Sept. 14 to 17. The TTC has worked with TIFF to ensure diversions are not required, but customers may experience minor delays during this period.

Throughout TIFF, the TTC will have identifiable staff positioned at key locations to assist customers and provide information about transit options.

To ensure customers are aware of changes to their routes, the TTC and City of Toronto are communicating through a number of channels including: web-based communications and social media, paid advertising, paper notices, station signage and announcements.

The TTC thanks customers for their patience during TIFF, an event that benefits Toronto's economy and international reputation as a world-class city.

The TTC and TIFF are partnering to give Torontonians more access to Festival films. On Sat., Sept. 17, members of the public are invited to Roy Thomson Hall for the TTC Free Screening of a Festival title. More details will be announced closer to the date.

The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that impact service and about alternate routes. For the most up-to-date information, visit https://www.ttc.ca/riding-the-ttc/Updates/TIFF, follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or sign up for e-Alerts.
 

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This weekend on the TTC

Sept. 8, 2022

This Sat., Sept. 10 and Sun., Sept. 11, there will be no subway service on the portion of Line 1 between Sheppard-Yonge and St Clair stations due to Metrolinx construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT). The TTC will also take advantage of this closure to continue working on accessibility improvements at Lawrence Station.

Shuttle buses will run, stopping at each station along the route. TTC staff will be on hand to direct customers to shuttle boarding and offloading locations. All stations will remain open for people to load their PRESTO card, purchase PRESTO Tickets, or connect to surface routes. In addition to the shuttles, the 97 Yonge bus and the University side of Line 1 will be available as alternatives during the closure.

At York Mills Station, the Old York Mills Rd. entrance/exit will be closed. At Lawrence Station, the automatic entrances/exits at Ranleigh Ave. and Bedford Park Ave. will also be closed. Other entrances and exits will be available for customers at each subway station.

Customers who require Wheel-Trans service can speak with any TTC customer service staff member for assistance.

While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and state-of-good-repair work as well as ATC signal upgrades.

Weekend diversions

Several events taking place in the city this weekend will result in adjustments to TTC service.

From 12 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 9 to 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 11, the 300 Bloor-Danforth Night Bus will be diverting to accommodate road closures due to Taste of the Kingsway.

On Sat., Sept. 10, the following routes will be diverting to accommodate the Jesus in the City parade:
- 13 Avenue Road, from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- 94 Wellesley, from 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- 19 Bay from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
- 506 Carlton from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

From 11 p.m., Sat., Sept. 10 to 4 a.m. Sun., Sept. 11, the 509 Harbourfront and 510/310 Spadina routes will be bypassing Queens Quay/Ferry Docks Station to accommodate maintenance work at the station.

On Sun., Sept. 11, from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. and 4:30 - 6 p.m., the 52D Lawrence West will be diverting to accommodate the Malton Nagar Kirtan Parade.

On Sun., Sept. 11, several TTC routes will be diverting to accommodate the Journey to Conquer Cancer.
- 13 Avenue Road will be diverting from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- 505 Dundas will be diverting between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- 506 Carlton will be diverting between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The 94 Wellesley will not be diverting, but customers may experience minor delays on this routes.

The 19 Bay will be diverting on Sun., Sept. 11, between 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to accommodate the Yorkville Run. Customers may also experience minor delays on this route due to the Journey to Conquer Cancer.

On Sun., Sept. 11, the 65 Parliament and 506 Carlton will be diverting between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., to accommodate Cabbagetown Parkscape Promenade.

Customers are also reminded that the 503 Kingston Rd, 504 King and 304 King routes will be diverting to accommodate the Toronto International Film Festival beginning today, Sept. 8 to Mon. Sept 12. Regular TTC service will resume at 5 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 12, but due to red carpet events on King St., service diversions will be necessary on Mon., Sept. 12 and Tues., Sept. 13.

Red carpet events will also be held at Roy Thompson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre from Sept. 14 to 17. The TTC has worked with TIFF to ensure diversions are not required, but customers may experience minor delays during this period. For the most up-to-date information, visit https://www.ttc.ca/riding-the-ttc/Updates/TIFF.

Customers are encouraged to visit ttc.ca and subscribe to e-Alerts or follow @TTCNotices on Twitter for more information.
 

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I assume this is just some kind of new servicing vehicle at Keele Yard a few days ago, but odd that it has such an elaborate paint scheme.
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Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has awarded a three-year contract to Rhomberg Sersa Canada Ltd. to provide rail milling services for TTC's subway network.

In June, the TTC Board approved the C$11.26 million (US$8.48 million) contract. Rhomberg Sersa Canada says this will be the first time a mobile milling unit is used to re-profile rail under a North American contract.
 

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Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has awarded a three-year contract to Rhomberg Sersa Canada Ltd. to provide rail milling services for TTC's subway network.

In June, the TTC Board approved the C$11.26 million (US$8.48 million) contract. Rhomberg Sersa Canada says this will be the first time a mobile milling unit is used to re-profile rail under a North American contract.
Will they send the 'grinding train' along all the subway lines once every x months or do one line a year or ???? From the video it seems to be able to do a lot of track in a fairly short time and I assume it will not be stationed here permanently. Comments?
 

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Will they send the 'grinding train' along all the subway lines once every x months or do one line a year or ???? From the video it seems to be able to do a lot of track in a fairly short time and I assume it will not be stationed here permanently. Comments?

The modern milling machines work at a faster rate than the old grinders did, so they'll likely have it on the premises for a month or so (or maybe even less) to focus on the areas that the TTC deems necessary.

The elaborate scheme on the vehicle is to indicate which networks - well at least, a small sampling of them - that it is capable of operating on.

Dan
 

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