New TTC Streetcar Rolls Into Town
A lot of people have been Tweeting pictures of the new TTC streetcar rolling into town aboard a freight train.
Well don't get too excited yet as the new, sleeker, air conditioned cars won't be opening it's doors on a track near you anytime soon.
"It will be on the streets, that is people will see it on the network, sometime in early 2013 before the public actually get a look at it, and 2014 before we press it into service."said TTC spokesperson Brad Ross.
"The new streetcars are low-floor, that means that they are fully accessible. There is a two-stage ramp that deploys for people with mobility devices. The streetcars also have four doors so it allows for all-door boarding."said Ross.
Ross says the new streetcars are also air conditioned, which will be a big relief to daily riders who often complain about the sweltering streetcars.
The new cars will be rolled in over time, with the entire fleet expected to be completed by 2018.