Changes are coming to the TTC’s King Street streetcar services.
According to the transit agency, starting Sunday, October 7, it is making two major route changes that will “improve streetcar service along the busy King St. corridor.”
The TTC says to make its service more reliable, the 504 King route will be split into two branches:
– 504A King (Dundas W Stn – Distillery) via Roncesvalles Ave., King St. and Cherry St.
– 504B King (Broadview Stn – Dufferin Gate) via Broadview Ave., King St. and Dufferin St.
The 514 Cherry service is being discontinued as a standalone route with service being replaced by the new King routes. The TTC says that this change is being made to provide more clarity for customers travelling along King St. with all streetcars designated as 504 King, with respective A or B branches indicated.
The change also means the two shorter branches of 504 King will service the King Street Pilot area and reduce the need for short turns as a delay on one end of either branch is far less likely to affect service throughout the entire route.
Both routes will service King St. between Dufferin and Sumach streets, and both will be served by new accessible low-floor streetcars. Temporarily, there will be a need to supplement some rush hour service with older streetcars until the TTC receives additional new streetcars in the coming months.