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TTC opts for fewer seats, more standing

<p>It’s standing-room-only for rush-hour riders on many city streetcars. The TTC’s solution to crowding: Remove four seats to make room for more riders to stand.</p><p></p>




It’s standing-room-only for rush-hour riders on many city streetcars.



The TTC’s solution to crowding: Remove four seats to make room for more riders to stand.



The idea was tested in 2002 on 10 cars on the King and Spadina lines, where passengers and operators approved of the more open configuration at the back of streetcars. Earlier this year, TTC chair Adam Giambrone asked staff to investigate the cost of converting the fleet.



The modified seating plan means front-facing double seats in the rear section on one side and single seats along the other line of windows.



There is, however, no change to the loading standard during peak hours, according to a report coming to the transit commission Thursday.




















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  • Standard streetcars carry about 130 passengers. The longer, articulated models carry about 200.


 
 
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