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