142 Downtown/Avenue Road Express

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay

April 2, 1990

Service begins on route 142 DOWNTOWN EXPRESS VIA AVENUE ROAD, a premium express service running local from Bombay and Avenue Road (just north of Highway 401) south on Avenue Road to Eglinton, and then express via Avenue Road, Oxton, Oriole Parkway, Lonsdale Avenue, Avenue Road, Queen’s Park and University Avenue, looping via Richmond, Simcoe, Adelaide, Church and Richmond. Express stops at Lonsdale, St. Clair, Bloor, Museum station, Queen’s Park station, St. Patrick station and Osgoode station.

Service operates in place of the rush hour service of the 1 ARMOUR HEIGHTS route.

DOWNTOWN EXPRESS

via AVENUE RD.

142

HIGHWAY 401
D O W N T O W N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

DOWNTOWN EXPRESS

via AVENUE RD.

142A

R O E   L O O P
D O W N T O W N

Occasional short turns

June 1990

Express stop added at Davenport Road.

February 17, 1992

Route renamed 142 PREMIUM EXPRESS VIA AVENUE ROAD. Premium fares charged. As a result, regular fare service on an extension of the 61 AVENUE ROAD NORTH bus is provided in addition to the premium express runs.

PREMIUM EXPRESS
via AVENUE RD.

142

HIGHWAY 401
D O W N T O W N

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

PREMIUM EXPRESS
via AVENUE RD.

142A

R O E   L O O P
D O W N T O W N

Occasional short turns

March 8, 1993

New stop added both ways on Avenue Road at Edmund (De LaSalle).

February 15, 1999

Route renamed 142 Downtown/Avenue Road Express.

January 2, 2005

Service reduced from every 22 minutes 30 seconds to every 30 minutes during the afternoon peak period and from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes during the morning peak period. Morning southbound trips depart from Highway 401 at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 a.m. while afternoon northbound trips depart from Church and Richmond at 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 p.m.

142

DOWNTOWN EXPRESS

 

142

AVENUE RD EXPRESS

TO DOWNTOWN
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED

TO HIGHWAY 401
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

January 2, 2007

Buses on this route, in both directions, will now serve stops on Queen’s Park at Wellesley Street (southbound buses stop at Hoskin), connecting with the 94 WELLESLEY route.

August 5, 2013

Looping at the south end revised, southbound buses proceed from University and Richmond via west on Richmond, south on Peter, east on Adelaide, north on Jarvis and west on Richmond to University. No change to service levels.

December 20, 2013

Last day of service via Peter Street. The following Monday, service is restored to the old loop of west on Richmond, south on Simcoe and east on Adelaide. Ridership on the portion of the route west of Simcoe was lower than expected, and the longer route was inconveniencing riders on board.


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