Operating Statistics - 2014

The TTC Operating Statistics publication contains all the key facts and figures about the system’s performance in an annual period and is an invaluable quick reference when talking about the TTC’s achievements in service. The Operating Statistics are compiled by the Corporate Communications Department.

18. Growth and Expansion on the TTC


The TTC is installing a state-of-the-art subway signalling system that will pave the way for an Automatic Train Control system, which is a Communications Based Train Control system. The new signalling system, which will provide for 25 per cent additional train capacity, is scheduled for full operation on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) by 2020.

Leslie Barns

The TTC is building a new streetcar maintenance and storage facility at Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East. The Leslie Barns will house the new fleet of accessible streetcars. The modern 26,000-square-metre carhouse, which is being built to Toronto Green Standard, will be equipped with up to 30 service bays. The new carhouse will have a green roof, a streetcar simulator training room, storage tracks, a substation and a storm water management pond.


The first two new streetcars activated with PRESTO smart card technology entered revenue service on November 30, 2014. The TTC is working jointly with Metrolinx to adopt the PRESTO fare card system across the transit system. PRESTO payment is currently available at 15 stations and on all new, low-floor streetcars. The next phase of the project will see PRESTO expanded to 11 additional subway stations by July 2015 and to the streetcar fleet, including both legacy and the newest-generation streetcars. Expansion to the TTC bus fleet, and the remainder of the subway system, will occur during 2016. When fully deployed the TTC will be the largest transit system in Canada using PRESTO, with more than 10,000 devices on more than 1,900 vehicles and in all subway stations (including the Spadina Extension). The TTC and Metrolinx signed a master agreement to supply the PRESTO smart card technology across the system in November 2012.

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