TTC Promises The End of Hot Subway Cars This Summer

Goodbye morning sweat stains

Remember last summer when your daily commute included a trip to a sauna? Well, you’ll be happy to know that history will not be repeated, that is, according to the TTC.

After having 25 per cent of the Line 2 subway cars go without air conditioning on some of the hottest days of last year, the TTC has confirmed they are fixing the problem. “The fleet is old, however, so there may be the occasional hot car, but we will have a plan to remove trains with hot cars when that happens,” said Brad Ross, TTC Executive Director.

Crews have already replaced the heating, ventilation and air conditioning units on 151 of Line 2’s 370 cars, and repaired the units on 63 more. This project is expected to cost $13 million and be completed by the end of the year.

As customers became vocal about the hot cars, Mayor John Tory was challenged to ride the entire Line 2 subway and feel the heat himself.

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