Andy Byford - CEO of TTC 2016 will further TTC modernization

Next year will see further improvements made to your transit service as we push on with our top-to-bottom modernization of the TTC.
Earlier this week, we announced that customers may now use their PRESTO smart card on all streetcars. By the end of 2016, we will complete the system-wide roll out of this convenient way to pay, adding it to our bus and Wheel-Trans fleets, and to those SRT and subway stations not already equipped.
As well, throughout 2016, more low-floor, accessible, air-conditioned streetcars will enter service. We will also complete construc-tion of the six new stations on the subway extension to York Region, and get ready for systems and signal installation to go into full swing, ahead of line opening at the end of 2017.
Work will continue on the re-signalling of Line 1 to improve service reliability, and more subway stations will be made accessible with elevators.
We will also, of course, maintain our focus on providing safe, reliable and courteous service, day in and day out, as that is our core business and the reason we are here.
On behalf of the 14,000 men and women of the TTC, thank you for riding our service this year.
Here’s wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a great 2016. We’ll see you back here on Jan. 8.

Changes coming in the New Year

The TTC would like to remind all customers of changes starting January 3, 2016:

Early Subway opening on Sundays


Customers will soon be able to hop on the subway early on Sundays. Starting January 3, subway lines will open an hour early, at 8 a.m., making it easier to move around the city across all TTC transit modes. Fare Increase

The following fare changes will take effect Jan. 3, 2016:

  • Cash fares will increase from $3.00 to $3.25
  • Token and PRESTO fares will increase from $2.80 to $2.90
  • Weekly Pass fare will increase from $40.75 to $42.25
  • Day Pass fare will increase from $11.50 to $12.00
TTC Holiday Schedule
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The TTC will be running on a modified schedule over the holidays.

Starting tomorrow, Dec. 19, customers can purchase our special Holiday Day Pass at any station or using our new E-Ticketing app, TTCconnect.

Dec. 21 – Dec. 24 & Dec. 28 – Dec. 30
Regular weekday service

Christmas Day & NewYear’s Day
Sunday service; subway and most routes start at 9 a.m.

Sat., Dec. 26 Boxing Day
Holiday service; subway and most routes start at 6 a.m.

Sun., Dec. 27
Sunday service; subway and most routes start at 9 a.m.

NewYear’s Eve
Travel free from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m., Jan. 1
Weekday service, with l a t e evening service extended l a t e r than usual.
Subway and most routes  start at 6 a.m.
Fr e e pa r k ing a t TTC parking lots after 3 p.m.
Subway and most bus and streetcar service extended until approximately 4 a.m., Fri. Jan. 1. (Check ttc.ca for details)

Sat., Jan. 2
Saturday service; subway and most routes start at 6 a.m.

Sun., Jan. 3
Sunday service; subway and most routes start at 8 a.m.

Employee Profile
Eric Althoff-General Machinist

Name: Eric Althoff
Position: General Machinist - Harvey Shop
Years of experience: 7

The variety of work I get to do as a general machinist is the best part of this job. Living in Toronto, it feels great to be a part of overhauling the vehicles that move people around this city every day. It’s fascinating to work in a place that has so much history and allows me to be a part of that history. Outside of work I am also a scout leader for Scouts Canada. I love being able to pass on my experience to the youth of Scouts Canada’s 68th Scout troop.

Subway Santa

Subway Santa Santa Claus (TTC Executive Director of Corporate Communications Brad Ross) joined Tiny Tim (TTC Chair Josh Colle) to greet customers, hand out candy canes and spread holiday cheer at Bloor-Yonge Station on Monday Dec. 14.

Weekly Customer Service Report

Customer Service report

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