Transit delays down 13 per cent in 2015: TTC
The TTC subway is seen in this file photo.
Published Monday, February 1, 2016 2:01PM EST
The number of minutes that transit vehicles were delayed was down 13 per cent last year, the TTC says.
In a statement Monday, the Toronto Transit Commission said delays on Line 1 were down 25 per cent in 2015, when compared to delays in 2014. The TTC said delays on the Bloor-Yonge line were down nine per cent last year.
Over the entire transit system, delays were down 13 per cent in 2015, the statement said.
The TTC has a long-term strategy to reduce subway delays by 50 per cent from 2014, by the end of 2019.
"Building a great city means ensuring transit is affordable, accessible and reliable for those who need it most," Toronto Mayor John Tory said.
Tory asked for further funding from the provincial and federal governments to improve stability over time.
Last year, the TTC received a $95 million increase to its budget, meant to improve service on buses, streetcars and subway trains.
The transit organization hired additional staff, and added two more trains Lines 1 and 2 to serve subway customers during off-peak hours. It also added an additional two early and late evening trains on both lines on weekends to reduce wait times, the statement said.
The TTC plans to add more trains to Line 1 in 2016, and expand the blue night and express bus services.