Operating Statistics - 2016
16. 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 by 2020. In 2016, ATC crews installed more than 188,460 metres of cable, 576 beacons, 38 fibre optic splice enclosures, 24 signals, 130 axle counters, and completed 6,871 terminations on various signalling devices and 4,104 fibre splices. This is all the critical signalling equipment required for ATC signalling system that is scheduled for service from Dupont to Wilson stations in the fall 2017.
In 2016, TTC Chair Josh Colle and Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts officially opened Leslie Barns as part of the TTC’s Doors Open event. Leslie Barns is the TTC’s new streetcar maintenance and storage facility at Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East. The Leslie Barns houses the new fleet of accessible streetcars. The modern 26,000-square-metre carhouse was built to Toronto Green Standard and is equipped with up to 30 service bays. The new carhouse has a green roof, a streetcar simulator training room, storage tracks, a substation and a storm water management pond.
The PRESTO rollout continues across the TTC. By the end of 2016, PRESTO was available on all TTC buses, including Wheel-Trans and accessible taxis and at least one entrance of every subway station. PRESTO has been available on all streetcars since 2015. The rollout will continue in 2017. The remaining subway station entrances that do not yet have PRESTO or the TTC’s new paddle-style fare gates will get them, TTC pass products, such as monthly and weekly passes, will be introduced on PRESTO, additional self-serve vending devices will be installed in the subway and PRESTO will be available on Wheel-Trans sedan taxis. The milestones will be implemented throughout 2017. 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 Line 1 subway extension into York Region). The TTC and Metrolinx signed a master agreement to supply the PRESTO smart card technology across the system in November 2012.