After more than 40 years in service, the TTC's iconic Canadian Light Rail Vehicles (CLRVs) are being retired. Media and members of the public are invited to take part in the streetcars' final trips along Queen St. this Sun., Dec. 29. The streetcars are being retired as the TTC continues to convert its fleet to all-accessible, low-floor vehicles.
The first CLRV arrived on property on Dec. 29, 1977 and entered service on Sept. 30, 1979 on the 507 Long Branch route. The final CLRV was delivered in 1982. In total, the TTC purchased 196 CLRV streetcars, supplemented in 1988 by an additional 52 Articulated Light Rail Vehicles (ALRVs), which were nearly double the length of the CLRV. The last of the ALRV fleet was officially retired on Sept. 2, 2019. Several CLRV vehicles will be retained and preserved by the TTC and transit museums in Canada and the United States.
Twenty randomly selected contest winners have been awarded a seat for them and a guest on the final CLRV ride on vehicle 4001 this Sunday afternoon. All TTC customers riding a CLRV along Queen St. from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday will also be in for a treat; a free ride.
Date: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
Time: 2:45 - 4 p.m.
Location: Wolseley Loop, located near Bathurst St. and Queen St.
Please note, media will not be riding on the final streetcar, they will be riding on the second last car.