WOW! Toronto’s New Streetcars

We have a love/hate relationship with streetcars.

On one hand, we love great (ie: comfortable, affordable, dependable) public transportation but on the other hand we hate how, on the narrow downtown streets of Toronto, streetcars cause nothing but traffic.

Nevertheless, these new streetcars are super sexy and sooo Euro (check out other streetcars from around the world here.)

They’re part of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) new transit fleet ¬†and scheduled to hit the streets on August 31st.¬†Visit the TTC’s website for full technical specs.

We caught a glimpse of a test vehicle earlier today on the King Street line.

Pretty nice, huh?

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing these on the streets of Toronto or are we just in for more gridlock headaches?

TTC Streetcar 3m

Front view.

TTC Streetcar 2m

Old vs. New

TTC Streetcar 4m

Rear view.

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