has unveiled renderings of Toronto's much-anticipated new light rail vehicles (LRVs). Designed by Bombardier Inc
. the latest LRV design—refined after public and expert consultation—will include, among other features, wider doorways, an accessibility ramp and a designated space for bikes. The new LRVs are scheduled to begin replacing the existing streetcar fleet by 2013
Check out the announcement and renderings of the new vehicles on the TTC's dedicated LRV site
"This light rail vehicle is part of our new transit legacy. We are committed to working with Torontonians and our current and future customers to make solid design decisions."
"In 2007, over 10,000 of you told us what you wanted to see in a new streetcar. We heard."
"In June 2009, the path was chosen for one of Toronto's newest transit rides. The TTC entered into a contract with Bombardier to design and build 204 new low floor, light rail vehicles (LRVs) to replace the existing fleet of streetcars."
"In 2010, this website was launched. We've had over 30,000 visitors. Some have submitted their own ideas and designs. If you are anxious to see how those ideas have been reflected, take a look at where we are now."
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