Toronto has its 18th New Streetcar

On Sunday May 1st, 2016 the Toronto Transit Commission was testing Flexity Outlook #4419, the 18th new streetcar the TTC has for revenue service (#4401 and #4402 were originally delivered for training purposes by the TTC and are not yet ready for revenue service.)

Here are a couple pictures of the streetcar operating along Lake Shore Blvd. W. while being prepared for revenue service:

Flexity Outlook #4419 Flexity Outlook #4419

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New GO Transit Cabcars

GO Transit has been steadily receiving its new more sleek cabcars from Bombardier, and started placing them into service in late 2015.

Here are some pictures of the new cabcars: Continue reading

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Transit Adjustments in Preparation for Winter Weather

GO Transit train west of Union Station.

GO Transit train west of Union Station.

Metrolinx, the provincial operator of GO Transit and the Union-Pearson Express (UPX), has announced that it is adjusting service for the morning of March 2nd, 2016.  With an expected 10-15 cm of snow overnight, service levels during the rush hour may be impacted.

As such, Metrolinx has announced the following: Continue reading

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Bloor Danforth Line Celebrates 50 Years

Subway traveling along the Bloor Danforth Line

Subway traveling along the Bloor Danforth Line

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Bloor-Danforth Line.  Service commeneced February 25th, 1966 between Keele and Woodbine stations.

The line was the second subway line built in Toronto, following the opening of the Yonge Line in 1954, and its extension up University Ave. to Bloor St. in 1963.  The line originally was proposed to travel along Queen St., but ridership was growing faster on Bloor St.  The Prince Edward Viaduct also helped with Bloor being chosen as it was built with space for a subway line. Continue reading

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Union Pearson Express Fares to Decrease on March 9th, 2016

Union Pearson Express 001 (800x597)Metrolinx, the provincial agency that runs the Union Pearson Express, has announced that the fares for the service will decrease effective March 9th, 2016.

The train service, which operates between Union Station and Terminal 1 at Pearson International Airport with stops at Bloor Street and in Weston, currently costs $27.50 one way ($19 if you use a Presto card.) Continue reading

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GO Transit Increases Fares

English: Logo for GO Transit

GO Transit Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Starting today, February 1st, GO Transit is increasing its fares to help offset the costs of increased service on its routes.

For short distance trips, currently set at between $5.30 and $5.69, there will be no increase in fares.

For other fares, the increase breaks down as follows: Continue reading

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New TTC Fares

Obverse and reverse sides of single-ride token...

TTC tokens, introduced in November 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we have entered 2016, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has raised its fares.

For the first time in several years, the cash fare was raised.  The new cash fares for adults is $3.25, $2.00 for seniors (65+) and students (13-19).

Children 12 and under continue to travel for free, a policy initiated by Mayor John Tory last year.

Presto, token, and ticket fares are now $2.90 for adults, and $1.95 for seniors and students.

The weekly pass is now $42.25 (adults) and $33.00 (seniors and students) while the Metropass is now $141.50 (adults) and $112.00 (seniors and students.)  The discounted Metropass is now $129.75 (adults) and $102.75 (seniors and students.)

The downtown express rate, which is in addition to the base fare) is $3.25 cash or token (adults) and $2.00 (seniors and students.)  The monthly sticker for the express rate is $41.50 for everyone.

The Post-secondary Metropass is now $112.00, while the day pass is now $12.00 and the GTA Weekly Pass is $61.00.

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