Eighteenth new TTC streetcar enters service
May 4, 2016
The TTC’s newest low-floor streetcar, car number 4419, entered service this afternoon on the 509 Harbourfront route. There are now 18 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 fare and transfer machine, to allow customers to pay their fare and obtain proof-of-payment (POP). The machine will also allow customers without a PRESTO card to purchase a single-ride 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. E.
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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