As of January 3rd, 501 streetcar service is split at Humber loop for most of the day. From the TTC’s website:
Temporary Route Split
5 a.m to 10 p.m.: The route will be temporarily split into two separate sections, operating between Long Branch Loop and Humber Loop, and between Neville Park Loop and Humber Loop. Customers can transfer between the two parts of the route at Humber Loop.
- 10 p.m to 2 a.m.: Some trips will be scheduled to operate through and some will be turned back at Humber Loop.
- 2 a.m to 5 a.m.: 301 QUEEN overnight service will continue to operate as a through service between Neville Park and Long Branch.
In the morning peak period, three additional through trips will operate eastbound from Long Branch Loop to downtown. These streetcars will depart from Long Branch Loop at 7:19 a.m., 7:29 a.m., and 7:39 a.m.
SETAC is monitoring the performace of the 501 on Lake Shore, and the convenience or inconvenience of the transfer at Humber loop. Everyone will probably have a different experience, depending on time of day, direction of travel, and even weather. Please post your comments on this change below–they will help SETAC develop a response and make further recommendations that will be sent to TTC liasion.