Route 27 will combine with the former Route 29 to create direct connections between several high ridership nodes. New direct service includes between Fanshawe College and Western University, and between Kipps Lane/Huron & Highbury and Wonderland & Oxford.
The new Route 27 will also reduce service duplication with former Routes 32, provide more direct service, better align ridership to demand and reduce total passenger time travel. Frequency will increase significantly on highly productive sections such as Kipps Ln and decrease in lower ridership areas such as Fuller St. and Huron St. between Barker St. and Adelaide St.
Route 10 between Western University and Oxford at Wonderland as well as Route 27 are regularly experiencing overcrowding concerns in the spring/summer period. The Route 27 will have spring/summer service and increase frequency that will help alleviate these issues.
Route 32 will be eliminated.
Frequency – Route 27 (Spring/Summer in brackets)
|Weekday Time Period||Early AM||AM Peak||Base||PM Peak||Early Evening||Late Evening|
|Recommended Headway||40||13 (18)||13 (18)||11 (17)||17 (23)||27|
|Existing 27 Headway||–||15 (20)||15 (20)||15 (20)||20||–|
|Existing 29 Headway||–||12||12||13||13||13|
|Existing 32 Headway||30||30||30||30||30||30|
|Saturday Time Period||Early AM||Base||Peak||Early Evening||Late Evening|
|Existing 27 Headway||40||40||40||40||–|
|Existing 29 Headway||–||35||35||35||–|
|Existing 32 Headway||30||30||30||60||60|
|Sunday Time Period||Early AM||Base||Peak||Evening|
|Existing 27 Headway||–||–||–||–|
|Existing 29 Headway||–||–||35||35|
|Existing 32 Headway||60||60||60|