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POP goes the TTC!

1/22/16 6:00 AM

The introduction of all-door boarding across our streetcar network for customers holding valid proof of payment (POP) is just one of a number of initiatives we are rolling out to improve the reliability of your TTC service.

On average, time spent servicing stops accounts for around 20 per cent of the overall time it takes to get from one end of a route to the other. By permitting customers with POP to board a streetcar at any door, the time spent at stops is substantially reduced. Proof of payment includes a valid transfer, a Metropass or a PRESTO card that has been tapped onto one of the readers that have now been fitted to all streetcars.

By the end of this year, all TTC stations and buses will have PRESTO, after which we will begin to phase out tokens, tickets, paper transfers and Metropasses. Until then, it is very important that PRESTO customers whose journey involves a transfer to a bus collect a transfer.

To help you through this transition period, we have produced a video that explains how POP and PRESTO work and what you need to do. Go to the TTC’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/officialTTCchannel) to view it.

My team and I are here to help you as we work to transform the TTC into a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

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