NEW STREETCARS MEAN MORE DISRUPTION ON ST. CLAIR

Mar 25, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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After  enduring  ripped-up streets and a lack of parking that  some area  businesses say  hurt their bottom line,  the St. Clair street car line needs more work.

This time it’s  to accommodate the city’s new street cars.

Some of the platforms on the dedicated line aren’t  the right height and will  have to  be adjusted.

Similar  adjustments have been made to platforms on the Spadina line.

TTC CEO  Andy Byford says  he wants engineers to come up with ways to minimize disruption – while the right-of-way platforms are being re-sized.

The new  streetcars are scheduled to start carrying passengers on the 510 Spadina line  early next year.  It’s hoped the new machines will completely replace the current aging fleet by 2018.

The new cars will be air conditioned, have room for bikes and use Presto card readers.

They will hold 251 passengers – 68 more than current streetcars.

 

 

 

 

 

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