Tag Archives: 501 Queen Car

Streetcar Service on Queen St.

Starting on May 7th, 2017 and running until September 2017, the TTC has replaced streetcar service along the entire 501 Queen line with buses. Here are a couple pictures of streetcar service on May 5th, 2017 prior to the change … Continue reading

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The Unofficial Return of the 507 Long Branch Car

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced a temporary return of the 507 Long Branch car, at least in practice, if not in reality. After more than 20 years, southern Etobicoke gets its own streetcar again. The TTC has announced … Continue reading

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508 Lake Shore Run

I’d like to discuss the 508 Lake Shore streetcar.  The car, which started operating early in 1992, operates with three streetcars during each rush hour (three eastbound departures during the morning rush hour and three westbound departures during the evening … Continue reading

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Fixing the 502 Downtowner

After reading some comments about the 502 Downtowner streetcar over at Steve Munro’s website, I would like to discuss four options for making the route more efficient: 1)  Make the 502 a ‘local’ streetcar.  It could be operated from Bingham … Continue reading

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Downtown Relief Line

There has been talk recently of a Downtown Relief Line (D.R.L.) for Toronto.  I think this would personally be a good idea for the city, especially as a relief for the busy and crowded Bloor-Yonge Station. The D.R.L. would be … Continue reading

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Splitting Up The Queen Car

I have decided to discuss the possibility of breaking up the 501 Queen streetcar line.  At the moment, the 501 Queen car is one of the longest routes in the world, operating for some 25 kilometres from Long Branch Loop … Continue reading

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507 Long Branch Car

As someone who remembers the 507 Long Branch car, which ran between Long Branch Loop and Humber Loop in southern Etobicoke until its merger with the 501 Queen car in the mid-1990s, I’d like to talk a bit about the … Continue reading

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