TTC vehicles to pause for two minutes in remembrance of the fallen
November 10, 2014
The Toronto Transit Commission will honour Canada's fallen tomorrow, Remembrance Day, by bringing all of its vehicles to a standstill for two minutes at 11 a.m.
The following announcement will be made:
"The Toronto Transit Commission will now observe a two minute pause in service to reflect on the sacrifices for peace made by Canadians."
Subway and Scarborough RT cars will be held at station platforms. Bus and streetcar operators will stop their vehicles at a regular service stop prior to 11 a.m., and remain there for the duration of the pause. Wheel-Trans vehicles will be brought to a stop at a safe location. Service will resume immediately following two minutes of silence.
Current and former members of Canada's military ride the TTC for free on Remembrance Day. War and peacekeeping veterans may be required to show their service medals/ribbons to receive free access to TTC buses, streetcars, subway and the SRT. One companion will be allowed to ride for free, as well.
All TTC buses and streetcars will carry a sign reading "Lest We Forget" and a message will run on all platform video screens throughout the subway system. The TTC Honour Guard will take part in the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph at Old City Hall.
TTC service will operate on a normal weekday schedule.
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