[URBAN NOTE] “TTC to replace 501 Queen streetcar with buses all summer”
Global News’ David Shum describes how, this summer, the Queen streetcar line will be replaced by buses.
For the first time in TTC history, transit riders will have to make due with buses along the entire 501 Queen streetcar route this summer.
From May 7 to Sept. 3, streetcars will not be travelling the busy corridor due to a number of construction projects.
“Because of a number of construction projects along Queen Street that would disrupt regular streetcar service, it was decided that replacing them with buses would allow for a better customer experience in the short-term,” TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said.
In total, 65 buses will be replacing 27 streetcars from the Neville Loop in the east end to the Long Branch loop in Etobicoke.