Accessibility

TTC makes all bus routes wheelchair accessible

Posted on December 21, 2011

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recently retired its last old, non-accessible buses. The agency’s entire bus network is now fully accessible.

All 170 bus routes are now wheelchair and scooter friendly. The TTC’s last few remaining GM “New Look” non-accessible buses — a model that dates back to the 1950s — have been replaced by accessible Orion VII low-floor buses.

The TTC introduced its first accessible 39-foot buses in 1996. The TTC now operates a fleet of close to 1,800 accessible buses.

Accessible buses can be identified by blue lights on either side of the front destination sign, and the blue international wheelchair symbol displayed above the front right bumper next to the entrance door. All fully accessible buses include two wheelchair/scooter positions.

With this change, the 52 Lawrence West and 352 Lawrence West Blue Night routes also became bike-rack-equipped, making the entire 39-foot bus fleet bike-racked-equipped. All new TTC buses come equipped with bike racks, which can carry two bicycles at a time.

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