30 Lambton

Compiled by Pete Coulman

May 11, 1968

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY and the revision of routes through the Six Points Interchange, service begins on the new 30 LAMBTON bus, replacing the 30 DUNDAS bus. 30 LAMBTON buses operate from the newly opened High Park station via north on High Park Avenue, west on Dundas Street (running through Runnymede loop in both directions) to Kipling Avenue, looping through the Six Points Interchange via north on Beamish, east on Bloor Street West, south on Kipling, clockwise around the southwest cloverleaf, then returning in a clockwise direction around the traffic circle and east on Dundas. Service operates out of Lansdowne Garage, 7 days a week, 18 hours a day, including holidays.

Service also operates through Zones 1 and 2, with the zone boundary at Runnymede and Dundas.

LAMBTON

30

KIPLING
HIGH PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

ttc-30-lambton-transfer-19800716.jpg

A 30 LAMBTON transfer, taken on July 16, 1980. Donated by Pete Coulman.

February 3, 1974

A service note issued for this board period, stating that service continues to operate daily every 25 minutes throughout the day, using two buses, and 20 minutes during the evenings, using the same two buses. Late evening service provided by a single bus, operating at 40 minute intervals. On weekends, service is operated at 25 minute frequencies throughout the day and 40 minute intervals during the evenings.

September 2, 1980

Rush hour service doubled to operate every 12 minutes, 30 seconds.

November 22, 1980

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY to Kipling station, buses operate into the bus terminal via Dundas and Aukland.

LAMBTON

30

KIPLING STN
HIGH PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

June 24, 1984

Seasonal weekday and holiday service begins operation with buses running south from High Park station into High Park itself via West Road and Colbourne Lodge Drive. Service operates every thirty minutes. Blank destination signs are used, along with window cards. This service had been operated in years previous, ending after Labour Day. In June 1994, this service is officially designated 30B “Kipling Station-High Park”. Buses typically operate during daytime hours.

May 20, 1985

During midday hours, Monday to Friday, service is diverted off of Dundas in both directions via Mabelle and Cordova to better serve elderly residents in the apartment buildings in this area. This branch is designated 30A.

LAMBTON

30

KIPLING
HIGH PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, midday

L A M B T O N
via MABELLE

30A

KIPLING STN
HIGH PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, midday

June 19, 1994

Seasonal weekend and holiday service into High Park officially designated 30B.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

30

L A M B T O N

 

30

L A M B T O N

TO KIPLING STN

TO HIGH PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Monday to Friday, midday

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

30A

L A M B T O N

 

30A

L A M B T O N

TO KIPLING STN
VIA MABELLE

TO HIGH PARK STN
VIA MABELLE

Monday to Friday, midday only

 

 

 

30B

L A M B T O N

 

TO HIGH PARK

Weekend and holidays, daytime hours
Summers only.

February 18, 1996

Due to the closure of Lansdowne Garage, 30 LAMBTON operations are moved to Queensway Garage.

February 16, 1998

Monday to Friday eastbound rush hour service operates via Mabelle and Cordova, removing eastbound service on Dundas during this period. Westbound buses continue to operate via Dundas during rush hours.

January 1999

Buses in both directions no longer operate through Runnymede loop, stopping on Dundas Street instead.

October 21, 1999

Westbound rush hour buses now operate via Mabelle and Cordova, with no service on Dundas during rush hours.

On or before June 2000

All service, 7 days a week, rerouted onto Mabelle and Cordova, removing service on Dundas Street. Service is also redesignated as the 30 “Main” branch.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

30

L A M B T O N

 

30

L A M B T O N

TO KIPLING STN

TO HIGH PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

 

 

 

30B

L A M B T O N

 

TO HIGH PARK

Weekend and holidays, daytime hours
Summers only.

November 2004

Service rendered accessible.

August 2, 2009

Westbound buses are revised to operate over their current route on Dundas to Beamish Drive, and then enter Kipling station by operating via north on Beamish, east on Bloor Street West, south on Kipling, west along Viking Lane and then south and west along St. Alban’s Road into Kipling station.

Also on this date, all buses are equipped with bike racks.

June 22, 2014

As part of a system-wide reorganization of route branch designations, eastbound buses to High Park station are labelled 30A, while seasonal service to High Park remains 30B. All westbound buses operate as 30 LAMBTON.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

30

L A M B T O N

 

 

 

TO KIPLING STN

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

 

 

 

30A

L A M B T O N

 

TO HIGH PARK STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

 

 

 

30B

L A M B T O N

 

TO HIGH PARK

Weekend and holidays, daytime hours
Summers only.

Sample Ridership Numbers

1978 - 2280 riders
1984 - 3523 riders
1996 - 2900 riders
2005 - 2900 riders


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