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Old March 29th, 2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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TORONTO | Streetcars

The Toronto Transit Commission operates 11 streetcar routes serving 305.8 km. The fleet consists of 196 CLRV and 52 (articulated) ALRV vehicles. In 2004, streetcars operated a total of 12,168,000 km.







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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:06 AM   #2
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What "kind" of people use this transport? Are they poor and don't have car?
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:14 AM   #3
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What "kind" of people use this transport? Are they poor and don't have car?
No, people who have to travel distances quite long distances inside the city and they don't wanna waste gas and save money also.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:20 AM   #4
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What "kind" of people use this transport? Are they poor and don't have car?
Everyone that has a Metropass. Great way to avoid traffic jams & those insanely high parking fees downtown.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:22 AM   #5
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What "kind" of people use this transport? Are they poor and don't have car?
have your heard of public transit?
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:24 AM   #6
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lol, weirdest comment ever
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:30 AM   #7
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:43 AM   #8
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What "kind" of people use this transport? Are they poor and don't have car?
Don't you think you're username is a bit of an overstatement?


Besides, I love the TO streetcars

ride the rocket :P
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:52 AM   #9
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"What "kind" of people use this transport? Are they poor and don't have car? "


Streetcars and subways in Toronto have a pretty large following of middle class and wealthy. Buses probably don't fare so well. The TTC doesn't suffer from the "slumming it" type of image PT in many other cities have. Even better considering Toronto is still a city where owning, operating, and getting around in cars is still fairly easy.






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Old March 29th, 2005, 09:06 AM   #10
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a lot of cities have street cars that really only serve as tourist attractions. Real public transit is ussually the busses and sibways/light rail
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a lot of cities have street cars that really only serve as tourist attractions.
Toronto being one of the very few exceptions
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Old March 29th, 2005, 09:11 AM   #12
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^ they very small, should get longer once, fit more ppl in etc .. lol @ the silly comment about poor ppl riding on these
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^ they very small, should get longer once, fit more ppl in etc .. lol @ the silly comment about poor ppl riding on these
they do have bigger one's, which are articulated...similar to Melbourne's
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^ ok cool, go melbourne ! (lol jks)
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Old March 29th, 2005, 03:52 PM   #15
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Yes, there are articulated ones also, there is also talks of getting new ones altogether.

here is an articulated
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Didn't know Toronto also had articulated streetcars, I always saw pics of the single cars.

Anyway, the tram system is still fairly traditional compared to modern tram / light rail systems: Toronto's trams are short high floor vehicles, don't have their own right of way, etcetera. Are there any plans to buy new vehicles or upgrade the system?
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Old March 29th, 2005, 04:49 PM   #17
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http://transit.toronto.on.ca/streetcar/index.shtml

This gives you all info, plus history, route maps, etc.
I believe Toronto has the second largest streetcar service, behind melbourne.
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Anyway, the tram system is still fairly traditional compared to modern tram / light rail systems: Toronto's trams are short high floor vehicles, don't have their own right of way, etcetera. Are there any plans to buy new vehicles or upgrade the system?
Actually they do have there own ROW's in some places. About the plans for the system, they have to make a decision fairly soon about whether they want to overhal the existing system or buy new ones altogether.

bad pic, but it shows row
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #20
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the streetcars in Toronto are great, used them all the time when i was there, made me wish we could get more stuff like that in britain.

Is it there or san fransisco that has the old cars from all over the place?
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