News   Nov 27, 2020
 523     0 
News   Nov 27, 2020
 358     0 
News   Nov 27, 2020
 816     0 

TTC: Streetcar Network

micheal_can

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Dec 24, 2016
Messages
2,126
Reaction score
1,328
Should the Jane LRT be built south of Eglinton Avenue towards Line 2, it would make sense to extend the 512 to Jane/Scarlett. As a bus route, the 35 Jane and 935 Jane are already one of the busiest bus routes for the TTC.

Maybe that is why they don't want to extend the 512 to Jane/Scarlett because it would make the 35/935 THE busiest bus route.
How would they do that when the LRT is standard gauge?
 

drum118

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
15,734
Reaction score
9,358
Location
Mississauga, where cars rule city growth
Should the Jane LRT be built south of Eglinton Avenue towards Line 2, it would make sense to extend the 512 to Jane/Scarlett. As a bus route, the 35 Jane and 935 Jane are already one of the busiest bus routes for the TTC.

Maybe that is why they don't want to extend the 512 to Jane/Scarlett because it would make the 35/935 THE busiest bus route.
Jane LRT needs to go south of Eglinton and has to be underground just like Eglinton for narrow road. You don't stop there, but continue south to the Lake Shore.

Taking it one step further, you replace the LRT with the Ontario Line to form a U. The idea of a U goes back as far as 2006 when I drew a Master GTA Transit Plan for the Transit Summit and had never seen any of the transit plan for Toronto.
 

NoahB

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
235
Reaction score
607
The Star:
Toronto to consider new transit-priority measures on long stretches of King and Queen Streets

Transit-priority measures like those installed for the King Street pilot project could be coming to a longer section of King and be applied to Queen Street as well under the city’s 10-year plan to improve service on busy bus and streetcar routes.
...
Toronto using initiatives like signal priority, reserved or dedicated transit lanes, and the removal or restriction of on-street parking.
The first half of the Surface Transit Network Plan, scheduled for 2021 to 2024, is estimated to cost $62 million.
...
In later stages, the city intends to explore transit-boosting measures on King and Queen that could mirror the traffic restrictions installed on a 2.6-kilometre stretch of King between Bathurst and Jarvis Streets in 2017.
...
In the new report, transportation staff write that given the success of that project, the city should explore “further extensions of transit priority along King” and examine “similar applications of transit priority on other streetcar corridors such as Queen.”

The section of King staff are targeting for new measures stretches nearly eight kilometres from Roncesvalles Avenue to the Don Valley Parkway, and the section of Queen runs about 14 kilometres from Roncesvalles to Victoria Park Avenue.

Exactly which measures would be installed on Queen, King, and other streets would be determined through further study. Detailed design for both Queen and King is scheduled for 2027, and installation for 2028.
 

DSC

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Jan 13, 2008
Messages
11,834
Reaction score
7,461
Location
St Lawrence Market Area
Fascinating that they built tracks on Runnymede between Dundas and St. Clair to access a maintenance facility that was never built, thus the tracks were never used.

So Toronto.
Of course, IF they had been able to build the maintenance facility they would have been seen as very smart! (Like the builders of the Bloor Viaduct who left space for streetcar that did not arrive for decades.) Damned if you do, damned if you don't.!
 

Top