Overview and Key Features
Comprehensive on-board security system
24 closed-circuit cameras (4 per car) are mounted on the ceiling to record activity on the train. In an emergency, passengers can use one of 36 alarm intercoms (6 per car) to communicate with the operator or guard.
Antimicrobial Surface Treatment
The interior surfaces are treated with Bombardier’s Antimicrobial Surface Treatment Program. This proven technology helps create a healthier and safer environment for commuters, travelers and employees as it prevents the spread of influenza and other viruses, as well as moulds that deteriorate vehicles and transit facilities.
18 video screens (3 per car) are used to display information on the use of the emergency intercom system, location of the alarm devices, and the safe entry and exit of the subway trains.
Each car has two accessible areas (12 per train) for wheelchairs, scooters and mobility devices. These multi-purpose areas are equipped with individual fold-down seats that may also accommodate strollers, bicycles, large items, etc.
Contrasting colour and tactile flooring strips embedded into the floor covering assist sight-restricted passengers to locate doorways and the main center walking aisle. A portion of the stanchions and hand holds are also colour contrasted to make them easier to locate and grasp.
Passenger entrance doorway
Wide doors offer better access for passenger flow. Furthermore, the access to the wheelchair/scooter areas is enhanced by the elimination of its adjacent windscreen.
Exterior accessibility indicators
Decals, access symbols and blue lights (2 per car) are mounted on the exterior of the train to indicate the most suitable doorways for passengers using wheelchairs, scooters or mobility devices.
End Detrainment Device
The new Toronto Rocket subway trains are equipped with evacuation ramps at each end of the train. These innovative End Detrainment Devices can be deployed by the train operator in a matter of seconds to allow for quick and easy evacuation.
The full-length open design of the train and an extra-wide cab door facilitate passenger access to the End Detrainment Device during an emergency.