Scene: Passengers Take First Ride on TTC's New Articulated Bus
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Scene: Passengers Take First Ride on TTC’s New Articulated Bus

By January 2015, there'll be over 150 of these bendy vehicles on the streets of Toronto.

WHERE: Bathurst Station

WHEN: Friday, December 20, 9:30 a.m.

WHAT: Transit riders got the chance to check out one of the TTC’s new accessible articulated buses today, as the first in its planned fleet hit the streets near Bathurst Station to serve the 7 Bathurst route. The TTC is set to receive 153 of them (at a cost of $143.7 million), and they’ll all be pressed into service on the most high-demand routes—such as 29 Dufferin, 63 Ossington, and 6 Bay—by January 2015. These 60-foot-long buses run on clean diesel, have low floors and three doors, and will accommodate 48 seated and 29 standing passengers—which represents a 45 per cent increase in capacity from the existing 40-foot buses with which we’re all familiar.