136 Premium Express via Wynford (1988-1999)

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Compiled by Jeffrey Kay
Map by John Calnan

September 6, 1988

As part of an initiative to reduce pressure on the Yonge subway, the TTC establishes two “premium express” services on a trial basis. Route 136 PREMIUM EXPRESS VIA WYNFORD connects the Wynford Heights Crescent area with the downtown core during peak periods. Southbound trips begin at Wynford Heights Crescent, looping counterclockwise, then run south on Wynford Drive, picking up at all regular stops to Wynford Drive and Eglinton and then operating express via south on the Don Valley Parkway and west on Richmond into the downtown, stopping at Church, Yonge, Bay and York. Buses return via south on Simcoe and east on Adelaide, stopping at University, Bay, Yonge and Church, operating express via east on Adelaide and north on the Don Valley Parkway to Eglinton and Wynford, dropping passengers off at all stops northbound on Wynford Drive and looping around Wynford Heights Crescent.

Initially there are six southbound trips in the morning and six northbound trips in the afternoon, with a limited number of trips in the off peak direction. A premium fare applies this express route.

PREMIUM EXPRESS

via W Y N F O R D

136

WYNFORD HEIGHTS
D O W N T O W N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

January 3, 1989

The area of local service is extended to include Flemingdon Park. After serving Wynford Heights, buses now run south on Wynford Drive, south and west on St. Dennis and then south on Don Mills, serving all stops to Overlea. Buses then run express via south on Don Mills, south on the Don Valley Parkway and west on Richmond. Northbound buses return via east on Adelaide, north on the Don Valley Parkway and north on Don Mills, to drop off passengers begetting at Overlea and Gateway. Buses continue north on Don Mills, east and north on St. Dennis and north on Wynford Drive to Wynford Heights Crescent.

November 24, 1991

Service is extended north of Wynford Heights, with trips beginning and ending in the cul-de-sac at the north end of Concorde Place. Buses continue to loop clockwise around Wynford Heights in both directions. Articulated buses were used on this route for a while, but are soon replaced by regular buses.

PREMIUM EXPRESS

via W Y N F O R D

136

CONCORDE PLACE
D O W N T O W N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

March 30, 1992

Service operated by Eglinton garage effective this date. It is not known where this route was operated from before this date.

March 22, 1993

New stops added eastbound on Adelaide (far side) at Jarvis and at Sherbourne. Westbound stops are added on Richmond at Sherbourne and Jarvis soon thereafter.

March 31, 1996

Downtown looping extended west to run via west on Richmond, south on John and east on Adelaide, with stops added at John.

May 6, 1996

Downtown looping extended further west to Peter, with stops added at Peter.

January 5, 1998

Operation of this route switched to Wilson garage.

February 12, 1999

Last day of operation under this route name. The following Monday, the service is combined with 144 PREMIUM EXPRESS VIA UNDERHILL and redesigned 144 DOWNTOWN/DON VALLEY EXPRESS.


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