Toronto Transit Commission route 501 'Queen'
|Number of Branches||2|
|Distance||24.93km (Long Branch - Neville Park)|
|Blue Night||301 Queen|
|Types of vehicles used||ALRV, CLRV|
501 Queen operates between Long Branch GO Station in Etobicoke and Neville Park Loop in the Beach, covering a distance of 24.93km. The route has a round trip time of up to 190 minutes, and is the longest route in terms of time.
There are two branches in this route:
- 501 Long Branch-Neville Park
- 501 Humber-Neville Park
Overnight service is provided by 301 Queen.
In September 2009, the TTC announced that they will be splitting the route during weekdays from October 19, 2009 to November 21, 2009. Currently, a delay anywhere on the route will cause problems such as bunching and gaping along the whole route, and thus some streetcars will have to short-turn. Through this trial, the TTC hopes to evaluate ways to improve the quality of service on the route.
The eastern portion ran from Neville Park to Shaw Street, and the western portion from Long Branch to Parliament. The two sections overlapped for four kilometers between Shaw and Parliament.