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Liberty Village's crowd-funded bus cancelled due to potential transit rules violation

The alternate transit option for people who live in Liberty Village has been cancelled.

A bus, dubbed the Liberty Village Express, was supposed to run on Monday as an alternative to the chronically busy 504 King streetcar.

The luxury coach, which went from Liberty Village to Union Station, did a trial run last fall, but the organizers told the CBC that after consulting with a lawyer, they decided not to do it again as it may violate city transit rules.

The crowd-funded project was launched by Toronto start-up company Line Six. who felt residents in the area were being under-serviced by the TTC.

Residents in Liberty Village have complained of overcrowded streetcars on King Street. The 504 King streetcar is the busiest of the TTC’s surface routes and carries about 60,000 riders a day.

Bus route of the Liberty Village Express. SOURCE: ridelinesix.com
Bus route of the Liberty Village Express. SOURCE: ridelinesix.com