Approved Route 19/39/38 Interline

Current Routing

Approved Routing

Route 19 and 39 provide a similar level of service as they operate directly on arterial roads, serve a rapidly developing area, and have similar ridership and service hours. Interlining these routes provides a better service match than the existing 19/ 31/ 32 interline. It also provides one bus connection to travel between Masonville Place and Hyde Park and Oxford.

Currently, the hours of operation on Routes 19 and 38/ 39 do not match. It is proposed to extend service during all time periods to match the longest service day. The new interlined route would operate between 6:30am and 11:00pm on weekdays, between 8:30am and 10:45pm on Saturdays, and between 9:00am and 8:00pm on Sundays. Route 38/39 would be extended one hour later on weekdays, five hours later on Saturday, and two hours later on Sundays.

Finally, all three affected routes have been rapidly growing in ridership; in three years from 2015 to 2018, ridership increased 52%. Additionally, there are schedule pressures during the afternoon rush hour. An extra bus is proposed to be added during weekday peak periods to improve reliability and increase frequency.

Concerns regarding the removal of Route 38/39 from the Masonville Terminal were raised by many passengers due to transferring.  Unfortunately with the current space constraints at the terminal a route had to be removed.  Route 38/39 was the only option as all other routes use this location as a turn around.  In order to mitigate the impact on passengers, new stops are being located at the Fanshawe and Richmond intersection and additional time will be allocated in the new schedule to allow for the addtional travel distance (approximately 150 meters) to the terminal. 

Frequency

Weekday Time Period Early AM AM Peak Base AM Base Noon PM Base PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening
19 – Proposed Headway 33 28 27 27 28 30 35 47
19 – Existing Headway 30 30 30 30 30 30 60 60
38/39 – Proposed Headway 33 28 27 27 28 30 35 47
38/39 – Existing Headway 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

 

Saturday Time Period Early AM Base AM Peak AM Peak Noon Peak PM Early Evening Late Evening
19 – Proposed Headway 47 32 35 27 52 47
19 – Existing Headway 30 30 30 30 60 60
38/39 – Proposed Headway 47 32 35 27 52 47
38/39 – Existing Headway 30 30 30 30

 

Sunday Time Period Early AM Base AM Peak Early Evening Late Evening
19 – Proposed Headway 47 50 48
19 – Existing Headway 60 60 60
38/39 – Proposed Headway 47 50 48
38/39 – Existing Headway 60 60 60