December 4, 2015

The TTC's newest low-floor streetcar, car number 4413, is entering service this afternoon on the 509 Harbourfront route, bringing the total number of new streetcars in service to 12.


Low-floor streetcars are equipped with PRESTO machines and ticket validators to allow customers to pay their fare. The machines will also allow customers without a smart card to purchase a single-ride Proof-of-Payment ticket using coins or tokens.


The new car joins the other 11 accessible low-floor streetcars in service on the 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront routes. The new streetcars feature a higher passenger capacity, air conditioning, and are fully accessible for customers using mobility devices.


Both the 510 Spadina and the 509 Harbourfront routes are Proof-of-Payment (POP), allowing customers with a transfer or valid TTC pass to board at any door. All-door boarding and POP comes into effect on all streetcar routes on Dec. 14.


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.


For more information on the new streetcars, visit ttc.ca

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Media contact:  TTC Corporate Communications, 416-981-1900, media@ttc.ca

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