TTC encouraging riders to change commute times on busy bus routes

Mar 31 2020, 6:10 am

The TTC has identified nine Toronto bus routes that are busy during morning rush hour, and they’re asking commuters to consider alternate times to reduce crowding.

Although ridership remains lower than usual on the TTC during the COVID-19 pandemic, these bus routes have been identified as “very busy”.

According to the TTC, those travelling on these routes should consider other times, generally after 7 am, “unless your trip is essential,” to encourage physical distancing.

“Also, please practice physical distancing at bus stops and on-board vehicles,” said the TTC regarding each of the routes.

The busy morning routes identified by the TTC include:

  • 123 Sherway
  • 117 Alness-Chesswood:
  • 96 Wilson
  • 35 Jane
  • 165 Weston Rd North
  • 119 Torbarrie
  • 102 Markham Road
  • 44 Kipling South
  • 41 Keele

Last week, the TTC announced it was no longer accepting payment by cash, tickets, or tokens on buses and asks all customers to board and exit using the rear doors when possible to keep operators safe and ensure physical distancing.

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