TTC's legacy streetcars making their last run this weekend

Dec 27 2019, 6:53 pm

Forty-two years after first arriving in Toronto, the TTC’s Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) streetcars will be making their last run this month.

According to the TTC, their older streetcars will run until Sunday, December 29.

On December 29 from 10 am to 2 pm, two of the streetcars will run as free service between Bathurst Street and Greenwood Avenue to commemorate the final day of service.


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The first CLRV streetcar arrived on property on December 29, 1977, and entered service on September 30, 1979, on the 507 Long Branch route.

The final CLRV was delivered in 1982.

The TTC said that in total, they purchased 196 CLRV streetcars, supplemented in 1988 by an additional 52 Articulated Light Rail Vehicles (ALRVs), which were nearly double the length of the CLRV. The last of the ALRV fleet was officially retired in September.

This fleet is being replaced by 204 Bombardier low-floor streetcars.

The TTC said that twenty randomly selected contest winners have been awarded a seat for them and a guest on the final CLRV ride on vehicle 4001 this Sunday afternoon.

According to the TTC, all customers riding a CLRV along Queen Street from 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday will also be in for a treat: a free ride!

TTC ride on last CLRV streetcars

Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Wolseley Loop, located near Bathurst Street and Queen Street

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