December 20, 2011

The TTC is pleased to announce that as of yesterday, Monday, December 19, with the retirement of the TTC’s last old, non-accessible buses, the entire TTC bus network is now fully accessible.

All 170 bus routes are now wheelchair and scooter friendly. The TTC’s last few remaining GM “New Look” non-accessible buses – a model that dates back to the 1950s – made their final scheduled run on the 52 Lawrence West route on December 16. They have now been replaced by accessible Orion VII low-floor buses.

The TTC introduced its first accessible 12-metre buses in 1996. Today, the TTC operates a fleet of close to 1,800 accessible buses.

Accessible buses can be identified by blue lights on either side of the front destination sign, and the blue international wheelchair symbol displayed above the front right bumper next to the entrance door. All fully accessible buses include two wheelchair/scooter positions.

With this change, the 52 Lawrence West and 352 Lawrence West Blue Night routes also became bike-rack-equipped, making the entire TTC 12-metre bus fleet bike-racked-equipped. All new TTC buses come equipped with bike racks, which can carry two bicycles at a time.

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