TTC's new Alstom supplied low-floor streetcar
The first of 60 new streetcars for the Toronto Transit Commission, costing C$568 million, have begun active service on the city's streets. 
The funding covered not only the 60 new cars but also the reconfiguring of the Hillcrest Complex to accomodate the storage of at least 25 streetcars. The new cars are being produced by Alstom at its Thunder Bay facility and the full order is expected to be delivered by 2025.  
'The team at our manufacturing facility in Thundr Bay is unsurpassed in their experience with assembling and testing TTC streetcars, having delivered more than 200 of these vehicles during the years' said David Van Der Wee, Alstom's vice president of Rolling Stock, North America. 
Since 2020, the TTC has only operated low-floor, high- capacity and fully accessible streetcars on its network. Buses are also in operation on the streetcar network but as a temporary measure whilst construction projects continue within the city.  
'Streetcars are a vital part of the TTC and the city and I am pleased that we are continuing to expand our fleet and plan for ridership growth and increased demand,' said TTC Chair Jamaal Myers. 'Our goal is to run a sustainable transit system that our customers can continue to rely on and be proud of. This is a big step in that direction.' 
In 2022, the TTC operated nine streetcar routes, spanning 355km and carried more than 26 million people. 
TTC has started using its new Alstom Flexity Streetcars (TTC) 
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