The extensive public transportation system known as the Toronto Transit System serves the city of Toronto and the areas around it. The third-largest public transit system in North America, behind New York City and México City, operates the system. Its name is Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
Many modes of transportation are provided by the TTC, such as buses, streetcars, and subway trains. There are 75 stations total along the four main lines of the city's underground system. More than 140 routes that cover the entire city and connect to the underground system are served by the buses and streetcars.
Millions of people use the TTC every day to travel to their places of employment, education, and other locations, making it a significant component of daily life in Toronto. The city of Toronto's initiatives to lessen traffic congestion and encourage environmentally friendly transportation methods heavily rely on the transit system.
The TTC has recently improved a number of its services, introducing new low-floor streetcars, a new smartcard payment system, and an expansion of the underground network with the completion of the Line 1 extension to Vaughan.
The Toronto underground system is a crucial component of the city's transportation network since it offers millions of users a quick and dependable means of getting about the city. Trains travel on a frequent frequency, every few minutes during peak hours and every five to ten minutes during off-peak hours.
All underground stations have elevators and escalators, and many of them have accessible restrooms and other amenities. This means that the underground system is also accessible. Meanwhile, the TTC has unveiled a brand-new fleet of low-floor subway trains that are intended to enhance accessibility and traffic flow.
Line 1, which travels north-south through the city and stops at important locations like Union Station, Yonge-Dundas Square, and the University of Toronto, is the system's oldest line. In addition to providing service to important locations including Bloor-Yonge Station, Queen's Park, and the Royal Ontario Museum, Line 2 goes east-west and crosses paths with Line 1 multiple times. Line 4 is the Sheppard line, which serves the northeastern section of the city, while Line 3 is the Scarborough RT (Rapid Transit) line, which serves the eastern part of Toronto.