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.