A fleet of new SkyTrain sky delivery train cars will be rolled out in Toronto this summer, following on from the introduction of SkyTrain trains in the east-end and the north-end last year.
The fleet of SkyTrails, which include new cabins and suites, will arrive by the end of July, with service on all routes starting in October.
The first cars will arrive in Toronto on the southbound Spadina Subway Extension and the westbound subway in the city’s downtown core in late July, according to a news release from the TTC.
The cars will travel at a speed of up to 45 km/h (30 mph), with an average speed of 24 km/hr (15 mph).
SkyTrain service will also be extended to Finch West and Sheppard East in the coming months.
“The SkyTrain fleet is now up and running,” said TTC chair Karen Stintz.
“We’re excited to bring the fleet to life in Toronto.
We have a great partnership with the city to bring this service to all of Toronto.”
The new fleet will be made up of one new Skytrain and two new SkyTrail cars, as well as a SkyTrain-like service in the south-east, which will have two cars and two SkyTrailers.
The SkyTraights will operate on SkyTrain routes 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18, as they do now.
The new cars are expected to be rolled into service on the Finch West subway extension in early 2019.
The TTC is also working on a second SkyTrain line that will extend south from Scarborough through downtown to the airport.
The TTC is looking to start operating SkyTrain services in 2019 on routes 15 and 16 of the Scarborough Subway, which is one of the lines that has already been fully electrified.