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99 Arrow Road

Compiled by James Bow
With Assistance by Mike Vainchtein

February 18, 1996

With the provincial government cutting back on all subsidies towards public transit, a series of service cuts hits the TTC system-wide. The creation of the new 99 ARROW ROAD bus route is a direct result of this. Replacing a portion of the 99 CLAYSON bus, which ceased operation the day before, the service runs in a clockwise loop from the Jane/Finch intersection via south on Jane, west on Sheppard, north on Arrow Road, diverting into the Arrow Road garage, then north again on Arrow Road and west on Finch to Jane.

The presence of the Arrow Road bus garage was the main reason behind the creation of this route. Without it, the TTC would have no transit connection between its garage and the rest of the network, forcing the commission to spend more money ferrying crews to the nearest transit stop. Service operates from 4 a.m. in the morning until 11 p.m. at night with one bus providing 20 minute frequencies.








7 days a week, 4 a.m. t0 10 p.m.

Note, although these are the official TTC destination designations for this route, in practise, most buses operate with the following exposure:






October 6, 1996

With the new 84A SHEPPARD WEST bus providing service on Arrow Road during rush hours, rush hour service is eliminated on 99 ARROW ROAD.

September 1, 2002

Sunday service before 10 a.m. increased from 20 minute frequencies to 15 minute frequencies.

March 27, 2005

Accessible service launched.

August 31, 2008

Bike rack service launched.

January 6, 2014

Three trips are dispatched southbound from the Arrow Road traffic office at 5:00 p.m., 5:20 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.

99 Arrow Road Image Archive

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