Route 6 Changes

Current Routing

Proposed Routing

The University routing is proposed to be modified to operate on Richmond, Windermere, Perth and University Drive. The current routing of Route 6 at the University loops back on itself, duplicating service.

The new routing would also provide northbound service on Richmond north of University Drive. Additionally, Route 6 would help reduce overcrowding on Route 13 leaving Western University southbound from Talbot College/ Delaware Hall. The Natural Sciences Centre and Alumni Hall would not be serviced.

After 7pm, Route 6 is interlined with Route 9C. The interline is confusing for passengers and is proposed to be eliminated.

Finally, Route 6 has low productivity at specific times, especially in the Spring/ Summer periods, and is proposed to have frequency reductions made at these times to better match service with demand, see frequency impacts below.

Impacts:

Route 6 passengers would no longer have direct service to Natural Science or Alumni Hall; however, Route 106 provides this service while operating much more frequently (every 10 minutes vs every 30). Route 106’s frequency is also proposed to increase.

Frequency (Spring/ Summer in brackets)

Weekday Time Period Early AM AM Peak Base AM Base Noon PM Base PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening
Proposed Headway 35 25 30 30 30 30 25 (35) 35 (60)
Existing Headway 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

 

Saturday Time Period Early AM Base AM Peak AM Peak Noon Peak PM Early Evening Late Evening
Proposed Headway 55 (-) 35 (60) 25 18 (25) 20 (25) 25 (35) 35 (60)
Existing Headway 35 30 20 20 20 30 30

 

Sunday Time Period Early AM Base AM Peak Early Evening Late Evening
Proposed Headway 35 25 35 30 (60)
Existing Headway 30 30 30 30