TORONTO – The Toronto Transit Commission’s newest low-floor streetcar, car number 4415, entered service this morning on the 510 Spadina route, bringing the total number of new streetcars in service to 14.
New accessible streetcars are equipped with PRESTO machines and ticket validators to allow customers to pay their fare. The machines will also allow customers without a smart card to purchase a single-ride Proof-of-Payment (POP) ticket using coins or tokens.
The new car joins the other 13 accessible, low-floor streetcars in service on the 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront routes. The new streetcars feature a higher passenger capacity, air conditioning, and are fully accessible for customers using mobility devices.
All TTC streetcar routes are POP, allowing customers with a transfer or valid TTC pass to board at any door.
The TTC’s low-floor streetcar project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada Federal Gas Tax Fund, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto.