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Thu Apr 4, 2013, 08:36 PM

Toronto: Streetcar shortage looms

from NOW Toronto:


Streetcar shortage looms
TTC expects to run buses on crowded streetcar routes by the end of the year

By Ben Spurr




The TTC is about to run out of streetcars.

As ridership continues to grow, the commission announced on Tuesday that it is increasing service on three dozen of its busiest bus and streetcar lines.

The changes necessitate putting eight more streetcars on the road during morning peak periods, and according to TTC planner Scott Haskill, that means that every operable streetcar in the aging fleet will now be in service during morning rush hour.

“We’ve used up all the streetcars we have,” Haskill says. “We have no more streetcars that we can add… until our new streetcars enter service next year.” .....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=191877



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