508 Lake Shore

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508 Lake Shore
TTC 4159 on Church Street.JPG
Overview
Type Streetcar Route
Locale Toronto, Ontario
Termini Long Branch Loop to Parliament St. (a.m.)
Church St. to Long Branch Loop (p.m.)
Stations TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg St. Andrew
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg King
Operation
Operator(s) Toronto Transit Commission
Depot(s) Roncesvalles[1]
Rolling stock CLRV, ALRV
Technical
Line length 9.4 km (5.84 mi)[1]
Track gauge 4 ft 10 78 in (1,495 mm) - TTC Gauge
Electrification 600 VDC Overhead
Route number 508
Route map
Transfer stop
Sunday-only stop
Carhouse
Route:
Connection  00  Terminus  00 

Long Branch GO Station GO Transit logo.svg Lakeshore West logo.png
Long Branch Loop
BSicon BUS1.svg  110A/110B   123B/123C  BSicon CLRV.svg  508 
MiWay: BSicon BUS1.svg  5/5B   23 
Browns Line/39th Street ↑ BSicon BUS1.svg  110A   123B/C 
37th Street
Long Branch Avenue
↓ 31st Street/30th Street ↑
↓ 28th Street/29th Street ↑
↓ 27th Street/26th Street ↑
22nd Street
Kipling AvenueKipling Loop BSicon BUS1.svg  44 
15th Street
13th Street
10th Street
Islington Avenue (7th Street) BSicon BUS1.svg  110C 
5th Street
3rd Street
1st Street
Royal York Road BSicon BUS1.svg  76A 
Lake Crescent
↓ Miles Road/Symons Street ↑
Douglas Boulevard
↓ Norris Crescent/Hillside Avenue ↑
Summerhill Road
Mimico Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  76A 
Superior Avenue
Burlington Street
Louisa Street
Legion Road
↓ Marine Parade Drive/Park Lawn Road ↑ BSicon BUS1.svg  66B   145 
2155 Lake Shore Boulevard West
2095 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Lake Shore Boulevard
Private Right-of-Way
Gardiner Expressway
CN Oakville sub.
Humber Loop BSicon BUS1.svg  66A 
The Queensway
PRW
The Queensway
Humber River
South Kingsway
Windermere Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  77 
Ellis Avenue
Colborne Lodge Drive
Parkside Drive BSicon BUS1.svg  80A 
Glendale Avenue
Sunnyside Avenue
Sunnyside Loop
The Queensway
Queen Street West
Roncesvalles Carhouse
Roncesvalles Avenue to Dundas West Station
Roncesvalles Avenue BSicon CLRV.svg  501   504 
Queen Street West: 501 to downtown
Queen Street West
King Street
Wilson Park Road
Jameson Avenue
Dunn Avenue
Cowan Avenue
Spencer Avenue
Dufferin Street BSicon BUS1.svg  29 
Fraser Avenue
Joe Shuster Way
Atlantic Avenue
CN Weston sub. & CP MacTier sub.
Sudbury Street
Shaw Street BSicon BUS1.svg  63 
Strachan Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  63 
Niagara Street
Tecumseth Street
Bathurst Street511 to Exhibition & Bathurst Stn. BSicon BUS1.svg  145  BSicon CLRV.svg  511 
Portland Street
Brant Street
Spadina Avenue510 to Union Stn. & Spadina Stn. BSicon CLRV.svg  510 
↓ Blue Jays Way/Peter Street ↑
John Street
Simcoe Street
St. Andrew Station BSicon BUS1.svg  142  BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
York Street
Bay Street BSicon BUS1.svg  6   6A 
King Station BSicon BUS1.svg  97B  BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Victoria Street
Church Street
Church Street
King Street BSicon CLRV.svg  521 
Adelaide Street
Richmond Street
Queen Street East BSicon CLRV.svg  501   502 
Jarvis Street
Sherbourne Street BSicon BUS1.svg  75 
Ontario Street
Parliament Street BSicon BUS1.svg  65 
King Street BSicon CLRV.svg  503   504 

The 508 Lake Shore was an east-west streetcar route in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission from 1995 to 2015. The route served the downtown financial district from the western limit of the city, and operated as a weekday rush hour service only. The route shared much of its track with the 501 Queen and 504 King routes, following in the path of the 501 from the Long Branch Loop along Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway as far as Roncesvalles Avenue, where it turned from Queen Street on to 504 King Street tracks. The route terminated at Parliament St in the morning, and originated at Church Street in the afternoon.[2]

At the time of its cancellation, there were only three eastbound trips during the morning rush hour, and no service in the afternoon. Prior to January 2015 there were also four westbound trips in the afternoon rush hour.

Due to a shortage of streetcars caused by the delayed deliveries of the TTC's new wheelchair-accessible Flexity Outlook streetcars, the route ceased operations entirely after the morning rush on June 19, 2015. As a result, streetcar service on Lake Shore Boulevard is now operated exclusively by the 501 Queen streetcar, while service on King street is operated by the 504 King streetcar.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Toronto Transit Commission. "Service Summary - October 18, 2009, to November 21, 2009" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Detailed description for 508 Lake Shore". Toronto Transit Commission. 
  3. ^ "508 Lake Shore - All service removed After June 19, 2015". Toronto Transit Commission. Archived from the original on March 25, 2016. 

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