T.T.C. Streetcar Travel
If you’re travelling by streetcar, it can be difficult to know when you’ve reached your destination. The T.T.C. has, however, recently implemented stop announcements. Using a G.P.S. system, an automated voice calls out the next stop the streetcar will arrive at.
The T.T.C. is extending stop announcements to all its vehicles. If the system is not installed on the streetcar you are taking, or if it’s not functioning, the driver is expected to call out the stops instead.
Tips for using T.T.C. streetcars
Please see our page on Bus Travel for tips that apply equally to buses and streetcars.
Using the streetcar, however, requires additional safety precautions. Because streetcars travel on rails in the middle of the road, getting on and off often means crossing a lane of traffic. It also means learning to navigate different kinds of stops. Some stops are like bus stops, where you stand on the curb to wait for the streetcar. Others involve making your way to an “island” one or two lanes away from the curb.
If you have access to an Orientation and Mobility instructor, we recommend that you ask for training in using streetcars. Your instructor will monitor your safety as you gain experience and confidence.