More TTC collector booths will be permanently closed starting this Sunday.
According to the TTC, on January 6, Yorkdale and Lawrence West will become the two newest TTC stations to close collector booths permanently and move to the new Customer Service Agent model.
Similar to past closures, in place of the booths, these stations will have Customer Service Agents and PRESTO and fare vending machines.
The transition began in December 2017 with all Line 1 stations between Wilson and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre closing their booths. All TTC stations will eventually transition away from collector booths as part of the ongoing modernization and implementation of PRESTO across the system.
The TTC says that customers using Yorkdale and Lawrence West stations can pay by tapping their PRESTO cards and with tickets, tokens, or exact cash.
On January 6, 2019, the collector booths at Yorkdale & Lawrence West Stations will close permanently. Customers can’t purchase fares but can still use PRESTO, exact cash, ticket or token. Buy/load your PRESTO card at any TTC station. Visit https://t.co/oGvGSqEmR4. pic.twitter.com/n2aEcJTJYw
— TTC Customer Service (@TTChelps) December 30, 2018
Though the collector booths will be closed, there will still be TTC personnel located at fare gate entrances at both stations to answer questions, assist customers and in case of an emergency.
Anyone who wants to purchase tickets, tokens or TTC passes can do so at collector booths at any station that is not between Lawrence West and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, or from authorized TTC Fare Sellers.
But remember, the TTC will stop selling tickets and tokens on August 3, 2019 and stop accepting them at the end of 2019.
Times are changing underground… so say your goodbyes to the remaining collector booths.
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