Crowded 504 King streetcar to get all-door boarding in effort to cut travel times

The King streetcar will officially begin all-door boarding in the new year in an effort to speed up travel on the busiest surface route in the city.

The proof of payment method, which relies on the honour system among riders, is already employed occasionally but as of Jan. 1, it will be the standard practice from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during weekdays on the 504 line.

It means that anyone holding a Metropass, transfer or some other pass can board from the rear doors instead of waiting to cram on through the front. TheTTC has a fleet of fare inspectors that will divide their time between King, Queen and Spadina, which also have all door boarding.

The TTC says almost 20% of a streetcar’s journey is spent at stops. All door boarding is expected to cut that to 7%.

Mayor John Tory announced the official changes at a press conference on King Street with TTC CEO Andy Byford and chair Josh Colle.

“This initiative also rests on trusting Torontonians to pay their fares,” said Mayor Tory. “For those who don’t, no mercy, as they will spoil it for everyone else.”

The King car moves 60,000 people every day.

More to come.

The King streetcar will officially begin all-door boarding in the new year in an effort to speed up travel on the busiest surface route in the city.

The proof of payment method, which relies on the honour system among riders, is already employed occasionally but as of Jan. 1, it will be the standard practice from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during weekdays on the 504 line.

It means that anyone holding a Metropass, transfer or some other pass can board from the rear doors instead of waiting to cram on through the front. TheTTC has a fleet of fare inspectors that will divide their time between King, Queen and Spadina, which also have all door boarding.

The TTC says almost 20% of a streetcar’s journey is spent at stops. All door boarding is expected to cut that to 7%.

Mayor John Tory announced the official changes at a press conference on King Street with TTC CEO Andy Byford and chair Josh Colle.

“This initiative also rests on trusting Torontonians to pay their fares,” said Mayor Tory. “For those who don’t, no mercy, as they will spoil it for everyone else.”

The King car moves 60,000 people every day.

More to come.

Source:: Crowded 504 King streetcar to get all-door boarding in effort to cut travel times

Related News
NEW YORK — No one visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York expects to be anything but moved, but the Duchess of Cambridge admitted she was unprepared for just how ...
READ MORE
It's not every day that an Oval Office visitor generates more buzz than the president himself.President Barack Obama welcomed Prince William for his first visit to the White House to ...
READ MORE
While she now governs a city named for a queen, renowned for its tea rooms and the capital of a province with the word “British” in its title, the first ...
READ MORE
AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of CambridgePrince George poses for a photograph in a courtyard at Kensington Palace, London. This little prince already knows how to mug for the ...
READ MORE
The British Royal Family headed to Sandringham Church in Norfolk, England yesterday for the traditional family carol service and celebration. This year, as never before, coats and hats were the ...
READ MORE
Ms. McCray and the Duchess of Cambridge (Photo via Getty)The Duchess of Cambridge is continuing her tour of New York City in yet another clean-cut, wool coat.Today, she brought a ...
READ MORE
Cops released chilling video of a man shooting through the door of a Brooklyn apartment last month. The suspect was seen on surveillance camera walking up to an apartment on... ...
READ MORE
A Muslim convert who left Ottawa last year to join ISIS resurfaced in a propaganda video on Sunday to threaten Canadians they will be “indiscriminately targeted” in retaliation for joining ...
READ MORE
Prince William, Duchess Kate wrap up New York
Prince William, Duchess Kate kick off U.S. trip
Victoria’s new mayor refuses to swear oath to
‘Little Prince Charming’: Grinning George appears in adorable
Royal Christmas Style
Kate Middleton Wears Black and White Mod-Inspired Coat
Man shoots gun at apartment door
John Maguire, an ISIS fighter from Ottawa, appears
Share Button