Mar 25, 2013
By Michael Kramer
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.