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Paper to relieve token pressure

Token shortages continued to plague the TTC yesterday, but a deliveryyesterday afternoon of paper tickets should relieve the pressure.

Token shortages continued to plague the TTC yesterday, but a delivery yesterday afternoon of paper tickets should relieve the pressure.

“The tickets are being delivered to all collectors as we speak,” TTC spokesman Brad Ross said yesterday.

Some collectors may have run out of tokens before the tickets arrived yesterday, said Ross.

“It’s quite possible that because of the news that tickets are replacing tokens temporarily that people are buying even more tokens today, which is causing our collectors to run out prematurely.

Our plan has always been that collectors will still have tokens in their booths and that they will continue to sell those tokens until they exhaust their supply in which case the tickets will replace those tokens.”

The temporary tickets are being introduced in order to prevent TTC riders from hoarding tokens after the Transit Commission announced that their price would jump by 25 cents to $2.75 on Jan. 3.

Passengers are still permitted to buy five tokens at a time from collectors until the supply runs out.

 
 
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