Infrastructure improvements on The Queensway, Lake Shore Boulevard West and Humber Loop (March 2018 Update)
501/301 Queen streetcars replaced by buses between Roncesvalles Avenue and Long Branch Loop during work
Work on the multiple projects in the west end of the 501/301 Queen streetcar route, west of Roncesvalles Avenue is continuing.
TTC service - until April 1, 2018
On February 18, the bus replacement service west of Roncesvalles Avenue began operations with some changes. These changes will continue until April 1 at which time additional service changes will be introduced to the route as work continues at Humber Loop.
- 501/301 Queen streetcars continue to provide service on Queen Street between Roncesvalles Avenue and Neville Park Loop.
- 501L Queen shuttle buses are operating between Long Branch Loop and the Dufferin/Queen area via; Lake Shore Boulevard, Windermere Avenue, The Queensway and Queen Street turning back via; Gladstone Avenue, Peel Avenue and Dufferin Street.
- 301L Queen shuttle buses continue operating between Long Branch Loop and Dufferin Gate Loop.
- 501M Marine Parade-Windermere buses are no longer operating. Customers may board 501L buses on Lake Shore Boulevard. Customers travelling to The Queensway from Marine Parade Drive can board the 66 Prince Edward bus service.
Customers may transfer between streetcars and shuttle buses on Queen Street, between Roncesvalles Avenue and Dufferin Street.
TTC service – after April 1, 2018
Planned return of 501/301 streetcars west of Roncesvalles Avenue.
The return of streetcar service west of Roncesvalles Avenue to Long Branch Loop will be phased:
- April 1, 2018 - Streetcar service will resume west of Roncesvalles Avenue to South Kingsway.
Shuttle buses will operate between the Windermere/Ellis/Queensway intersections and Long Branch Loop.
Note: Humber Loop will remain closed to customers while construction continues.
Customers must transfer between streetcars and shuttle buses at Windermere Avenue/The Queensway or Ellis Avenue/The Queensway to continue their trip on transit.
- June 24, 2018 – Humber Loop opens to regular 501/301 Queen, 66 Prince Edward and 80 Queensway service and customers.
501/301 streetcars will resume regular routing between Long Branch Loop and Neville Park Loop.
Overview of infrastructure improvement projects affecting 501/301 route
- Track renewal on The Queensway from Parkside Drive to Humber Loop,
- City Bridge Rehabilitation and track renewal - The Queensway Bridge over the Humber River,
- Track renewal on Lake Shore Boulevard from Humber Loop to Dwight Avenue,
- Humber Loop Improvements: new accessible platforms, new shelters, new rails, a wider pedestrian tunnel walkway, new electrical substation to protect the long term integrity of rails on Lake Shore Boulevard West.
The Queensway - Project Update
Track and civil work on The Queensway is completed. Streetcar overhead installation continues between Windermere Avenue the Humber Loop. Work will be completed by April 1, 2018, weather permitting.
Track Renewal on City Bridge - Project Update
Streetcar overhead installation continues. Some concrete curb work remains. Work will be completed by April 1, 2018, weather permitting.
Lake Shore Boulevard West - Project Update
Work continues on the Lake Shore Boulevard West track project east of Brookers Lane near the Humber Loop. Starting March 29 and continuing for approximately four weeks the following work well be undertaken.
- Modifications to the eastbound streetcar passenger platform located immediately west of the Humber Loop. Platform improvements (including widening) on TTC’s streetcar network is to ensure people using mobility devices can easily board the new low-floor streetcars when in operation.
- Slight road widening along the south curb line in this section of the eastbound traffic lane.
Traffic will be maintained in both directions through the work zone. Vehicular access will be maintained to nearby driveways during all phases of this work. Sidewalk access will be maintained.
TTC bus service will operate through the work zone. The eastbound transit stop near Humber Loop will be temporary relocated a little farther east of its current location.
Humber Loop - Project Update
The work at Humber Loop is currently ongoing until late spring 2018. All work inside the Loop is weather dependent that can affect the return of streetcar service.
Humber Loop will be a major work zone area for various infrastructure improvements including:
- new streetcar tracks including new spur track
- accessible platforms
- new/wider pedestrian tunnel walkway
- new sub-station building and underground conduits for electric cables
- realignment of all existing overhead wiring in the loop and in the tunnel leading to Lake Shore Boulevard West
- Track installation and some overhead adjustments for the Queen turn-back will completed by April 1, 2018, weather permitting. Remaining work, including passenger platform renewal, track renewal and overhead adjustments for the Lake Shore turn-back, as well as a wider pedestrian tunnel walkway will be completed by June 2018.
Thank you for your patience as we work to improve transit infrastructure in Toronto.
For information about transit service:
Customer Service, 416-393-3030 (7 a.m.- 10 p.m., except statutory holidays.)
For information about construction:
Diego Sinagoga - Community Liaison, 416-393-2197, email@example.com
Questions about construction advisories?
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