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134 Tapscott (1985-2001)

Compiled by James Bow
With assistance by Mike Vainchtein and Alan Gryfe

March 23, 1985

Coincident with the opening of the SCARBOROUGH RT, service begins on a new route replacing the “Neilson via Progress” branch of 43 KENNEDY east of the Scarborough Town Center and serving the residential and industrial area near Tapscott and Finch. Buses on 134 TAPSCOTT run from Scarborough Centre Station via east Progress, north on Markham Road, east on Sheppard, north on Washburn and north on Tapscott, looping clockwise via Tapscott, Newgale, Finchdene (turning right), Finch, Baldoon and Crow Trail. Service operates 18 hours a day, Mondays to Saturdays. No Sunday or holiday service is offered.

TAPSCOTT

134

F   I   N   C   H

SCARBOROUGH CENTRE

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

January 5, 1986

Sunday and holiday service is added to this route, which now operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day.

April 19, 1987

Service north of Finch Avenue is reduced. During evenings and weekends, buses follow a new looping arrangement at Tapscott and Finch. 134A buses operate over the normal route to Tapscott and Finch and then loop via east on Finch, south on Neilson and west on Crow Trail to Tapscott. This arrangement also provides replacement service lost through the rerouting of 133 NEILSON away from Crow Trail and onto McLevin Avenue.

TAPSCOTT

134

F   I   N   C   H

SCARBOROUGH CENTRE

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

T A P S C O T T
via   F I N C H

134A

N  E  I  L  S  O  N

SCARBOROUGH CENTRE

Monday to Friday, evenings
Weekend and holidays, 18 hours a day

March 14, 1988

The northern looping of this route is revised. Buses on the main branch now operate clockwise via Tapscott, Newgale, the north section of Finchdene Square (turning left instead of right) and Finch, returning to the original route of Baldoon and Crow Trail to Tapscott. No change to service levels of destination signs.

March 13, 1989

Weekday evening service is restored north of Finch Avenue. The 134A branch now only operates on weekends and holidays.

October 30, 1989

Saturday morning trips on the 134A branch, between 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., operate over an extended loop at Finch Avenue, via Newgale, Finchdene Square, Finch, Neilson, and Crow Trail. No change in destination signs.

February 18, 1990

Rush hour service is extended north on Tapscott beyond Newgale to loop at McNicoll via west on McNicoll and north and east on Ironside to Tapscott. Norbound buses run via Tapscott from Crow Trail to McNicoll while southbound buses return via Tapscott, Newgale, Finchdene, Finch, Baldoon and Crow Trail. This service is designated 134B.

TAPSCOTT

134

F   I   N   C   H

SCARBOROUGH CENTRE

Monday to Friday, midday and evenings

T A P S C O T T
via   F I N C H

134A

N  E  I  L  S  O  N

SCARBOROUGH CENTRE

Weekend and holidays, 18 hours a day

TAPSCOTT

134B

M  c  N  I  C  O  L  L&

SCARBOROUGH CENTRE

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

April 1, 1990

The Finch Avenue/Neilson Road looping is replaced by an extended 133 NEILSON route. All off-peak trips use the 134 branch loop at Finchdene Square, eliminating the 143A branch.

November 21, 1993

Looping through the Crow Trail/Finchdene area revised. Every morning, before noon, buses operate over the normal route via Tapscott, Newgale, Finchdene, Finch, Baldoon and crow Trail. After noon, this is reversed, with buses operating via Crow Trail, Baldoon, Finch, Finchdene, Newgale and Tapscott. During rush hours, 134B buses run to McNicoll before completing this loop.

February 18, 1996

As part of a series of system-wide cuts resulting from the elimination of provincial subsidies for public transportation, all service after 7 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and all Sunday and holiday service is eliminated.

January 6, 2001

Last day of operations. Service is combined with 171 PROGRESS EAST, rerouted and renamed. Service begins on the new 134 PROGRESS the next operating day.


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