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Toronto — New Streetcar Design Unveiled

Rail Transit Online, November 2011

The Toronto Transit Commission on Nov. 4 revealed the definitive design (upper) of its new fleet of 204 streetcars being manufactured by Bombardier.

Although still a version of the Flexity model seen in Europe for several years, there have been significant changes to the five-section car's driving end compared to the initial rendering released in June 2009 (lower).

The passenger door in the front module has been moved rearward and the truck skirts now have square corners instead of rounded ones. Also released by the TTC were several interior views demonstrating a functional and somewhat stark layout with a splash of the agency's signature red color on the seating. Delivery of the 98.4-ft.-long (30 meter) low-floor cars, which will cost about C$1 billion, is scheduled to begin in 2013.

Part of the re-equipment program is a new maintenance facility, construction of which is underway at Ashbridges Bay, but funding for the C$380-million facility is still incomplete.

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