Toronto Transit Commission to install new paddle-style fare gates

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TORONTO — Transit workers in Toronto will upgrade several station facilities with new paddle-style fare gates beginning in September. Workers will install new gates at 25 subway stations and more than 50 entrances that still have half-a-century-old turnstiles.

The work will take place at some of the agency’s busiest stations beginning in early September, prompting the agency to adjust transit schedules and close some facilities on weekends.

Crews will start with Dundas station on Sept. 10, followed with King station in mid-October, and Museum, St. Andrew, College, and Osgoode stations in November. The Queen’s Park station will be the last station to get new fare gates in mid-December.

As the agency looks to modernize station facilities, transit representatives are reminding customers that PRESTO fare cars are continuing to be rolled out across the system. More people are switching from cash and tokens to the new fare option.

The PRESTO system is currently accepted on all of Toronto’s streetcars, but may not be fully implemented on the subway system until early next year after all paddle-style gates are installed.

See the news release online.

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