New Streetcars Entering Service in Toronto

TTC Streetcar
Interior view of the new TTC Streetcars
TTC Streetcar
The new streetcars running on the TTC lines were built in Thunder Bay

TORONTO – BUSINESS – The TTC’s newest low-floor streetcar, car number 4418, entered service on the 510 Spadina route on Friday evening. There are now a total of 17 new streetcars in service on the 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront routes.

All of the new accessible streetcars are equipped with PRESTO card readers and a fares and transfers machine, to allow customers to pay their fare. The machine will also allow customers without a PRESTO card to purchase a single-ride Proof-of-Payment (POP) ticket using coins or tokens.

The new streetcars are fully accessible for customers using mobility devices, and are more comfortable to ride, featuring a higher passenger capacity and air conditioning. The new streetcars are housed at Leslie Barns, the TTC’s new state-of-the-art streetcar facility located at Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd.

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.

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