Apr 01, 2020
By Jane Brown
Seventy-one additional TTC buses have been added to the busiest early morning routes to reduce crowding and help limit the spread of COVID-19.
The extra buses were put into services Wednesday morning, just a day after the TTC began encouraging some riders to consider delaying their commutes until after 7:30 when buses tend to be less full.
The TTC says that a total of 15 different routes will get the additional buses for now, including the 300 Bloor-Danforth Blue Night service (five extra buses) and the 320 Yonge Blue Night Service (4 extra buses).
“This is redeployed service and an increase in operator availability. This is a work in progress and we will monitor,” TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said in a message posted to Twitter.
Despite the increase in buses, the TTC is still asking riders to delay non-essential trips to later in the morning if possible.
The following routes are getting additional buses for the morning commute:
300 Bloor-Danforth Blue Night – Five extra buses
320 Yonge Blue Night – Four extra buses
29 Dufferin – Four extra buses
35 Jane – Six extra buses
37 Islington – Three extra buses
39 Finch East – Four extra buses
41 Keele – Four extra buses
44 Kipling South – Two extra buses
52 Lawrence West – Two extra buses
96 Wilson – Four extra buses
102 Markham Rd – Four extra buses
117 Alness-Chesswood – Two extra buses
119 Torbarrie – Two extra buses
123 Sherway – Two extra buses
165 Weston Rd North – Three extra buses