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.