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TTC operates accessible buses along five more routes,
starting June 20

Starting Sunday, June 20, the TTC revises its routes and services and also expands its accessible bus network by five more routes:

117 Alness
160 Bathurst North
142 Downtown / Avenue Rd express
33 Forest Hill
512 St. Clair overnight

All buses operating along the routes will be wheelchair- and scooter-friendly seven days a week.

The TTC is equipping also equipping all buses on all of these routes with bike racks.

Mondays to Fridays the TTC uses most buses in its fleet to provide service to customers, including some older high-floor buses that operate along some of the TTC’s routes.

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, when passengers need less service, the TTC can spare newer buses to operate along routes that usually only see older buses.

Also starting Sunday, June 20, the TTC is operating accessible buses Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only along these routes:

6 Bay
52 Lawrence West
352 Lawrence West overnight
171 Mt Dennis
71 Runnymede
77 Swansea
90 Vaughan
196 York University rocket

Ninety percent of the TTC’s bus routes — 158 of 168 routes — are now accessible.

Low-floor, kneeling buses with lifts or flip-ramps serve the routes. Blue lights on either side of the front destination sign help you identify these buses. The buses also display the blue international wheelchair symbol above the front right bumper next to the entrance door.

All fully accessible buses include two wheelchair / scooter positions. The TTC now has more than 1,400 accessible buses in its fleet.

You can see a map of accessible TTC bus routes here. (.pdf)

You can read Transit Toronto’s history of accessible transit on the TTC by Godfrey Mallion here.

You can read Transit Toronto’s history of the TTC’s (accessible) community bus routes by Godfrey Mallion and James Bow here.

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