BUS SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT
Durham Transit Update
TTC comes to the Rescue
Toronto Transit Commission will be providing support to DRT’s September service update following fire at the Oshawa bus depot. Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses are temporarily joining the Durham Region Transit (DRT) fleet.
The TTC has generously supported the DRT’s efforts to implement its September service updates following the fire at the Oshawa bus depot by loaning DRT 10 buses. The buses remain branded as TTC buses, but may include decals or other temporary markings to identify them as DRT buses.
All route numbers remain unchanged and will be displayed on bus destination signs.
The TTC buses will only be used on routes that operate within the Region of Durham, ensuring DRT can deliver their commitment to customers to implement much anticipated service enhancements starting September 5, 2023 as demand will increase with return to school and work for many.
DRT customers will see TTC buses on some DRT routes operating within the Region of Durham beginning September 5, 2023, as DRT remains committed to its September service updates.
The TTC buses will be located at the Westney bus depot in Ajax and will service Durham Region routes only.
DRT lost 19 buses due to a fire on August 16, 2023, at the 710 Raleigh bus garage in Oshawa.
The 10 TTC buses are a key component to implementing the scheduled September service updates. These service updates include schedule changes and service enhancements to reflect the return to school and work following summer vacation, changes to some bus stops, and new service.
Transit agencies across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) reached out to DRT immediately after the fire to offer their assistance. The TTC’s support during this challenging time is a testament to the strong partnership among transit agencies in supporting public transit travel across the GTHA.
Source: Regional Councillor Maurice Brenner