TTC CLRV 4016
Location: Spadina Avenue at King Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Operator of Vehicle: Toronto Transit Commission
Date of Photo: March 11, 2007
Seeing as today is Canada Day, it seemed appropriate to select a Canadian photo to be the rail photo of the month for July. The Toronto streetcar network is the largest streetcar network in North and South America in terms of track miles, fleet size, and ridership. Like in many European cities, the streetcars are the primary surface transit in the city center. However, unlike many other North American cities, proposals to eliminate the streetcar network in the 1960s did not gain traction. A few lines were abandoned, but beginning in 1989, the TTC began to introduce new routes once again. The Toronto streetcar’s 21st century revival is the renewal of rolling stock, as the aging CLRV and ALRV are being replaced by modern Bombardier Flexity Outlook trams, similar to those in many European cities.
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