The Worst Bus Route In Toronto Was Just Revealed & It Has Over 1 Hour Worth Of Wait Times
Would you wait over an hour for a bus?
Have you ever wondered what the TTC's worst bus route is? Well, a Toronto man sat down this week and crunched the numbers, and it's about as depressing as you’d imagine. According to Steve Munro, a longtime transit advocate, 70 O’Connor is the slowest and most disastrous bus route in the entire city of Toronto, which is a fact that's not exactly a shock to those who rely on the service every day of their lives.
Munro first looked into the bus route after noticing complaints about its service on Saturday, October 5.
He then took to processing raw data by the TTC and discovered that buses on the road frequently group together in packs of three or four, which causes riders to wait over an hour for service, especially during slow periods, yikes.
“The real stunner was when I started to build my standard headway charts and had to extend the Y-axis maximum to, wait for it, 120 minutes so that all of the data would actually fit within the charts. Values over 60 were fairly common. Would you wait 60 minutes for a bus?” Munro wrote in a series of tweets on Monday.
“What we are seeing here is operating staff who prefer to drive on more or less their own schedules and management who do absolutely nothing to change this."
"The TTC is always telling us about their wonderful service and on-time performance. This is a load of horse manure, especially where a route like 70 O'Connor is concerned. It is not alone, but it is by far the worst I have seen,” he added.
TTC riders quickly began weighing in on the issue after the worst bus route was named.
One, "I sat and watched my bus sitting idle in the station for several minutes this evening. It arrived 23 minutes late. Do the drivers not understand that this is trackable?"
Whilehinted that this is a much bigger issue than just one bus route, "I suspect you'd find hideously similar situations on many of the north-south bus routes. No accountability at all."
According to CBC, the TTC said it's aware of the problems on the 70 O'Connor.
However, spokesperson Stuart Green pointed to construction and road closures as a factor.
"This particular route will have revised schedules in the spring, but until then, we will do better in managing any delays or gaps when they occur as a result of construction on Eglinton Crosstown," Green explained in an email.