Comment 107911

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 16, 2015 at 12:02:43 in reply to Comment 107870

The IBI report was quite brutal about simplifying routes. Essentially there would be only two routes from James to McMaster. The 1 and the B-line. That's it. Period. The 1 would run down King until it got to McMaster Bus Terminal. I can't remember if the B-line was going down King or Main.

The 51 would be a McMaster to Meadowlands route, the 52 would become a McMaster to Dundas route, and various other Ancaster/Dundas routes would also rendezvous at Mac. So folks traveling west of Mac would have to transfer at the "mcmaster terminal". Which is appropriate because it would mean more frequent service, but it would be a tough pill.

It recommended killing the west half of the 5 (merging features into the 1), killing the 3 (Cannon) the 6, 7, and 8, and the 12. All in exchange for upping frequency on the B-line. Completely axing the 6, 7, and 8 without any replacement was the biggest failure - killing service down to Aberdeen, or into Westdale North completely seemed extreme. At the very least I'd want a north/south route.

Now, I could understand that kind of brutality if it weren't for the fact that it was quite generous with improved service on the mountain. Seemed quite unfair, given the bulk of the ridership.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2015-01-16 12:06:55

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