I went to ride Toronto's beautiful, new streetcars the first day they went into service and I love them. Well, everything except for the location of the box where you pay to get on. As you can see in the video, once the streetcar gets full and people block the machine, how do you pay for the ride? How do you even get close to it, in a packed streetcar? It might be an issue.


The music in this video is Royalty Free music made on Garageband. It's called "Jaracanada".

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    • Michael Farrell
      Michael Farrell

      5:12 - 5:42 What a sweet old man

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Farrell
      Michael Farrell

      2:48 A little tight in there, Eh?

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Farrell
      Michael Farrell In reply to Michael Farrell

      4:33 There they go

      about 2 months ago
    • Susan Miller
      Susan Miller

      I’m not joking there’s to many streetcars

      about 2 months ago
    • Pollard Kowsill
      Pollard Kowsill

      Can streetcars honk? Some people used to say that "there is no such thing as streetcar horns". I thought only TTC buses and subways have horns, while TTC streetcars only carried gongs. Is that true?

      about 3 months ago
    • Taa Mnn
      Taa Mnn

      روعة ماشاءالله

      about 4 months ago
    • Saturn Bolt
      Saturn Bolt

      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxvVw43f1nbKpV9QJwyUh3ihkVrqq-Vjs

      checkout this playlist the next time your on the streetcar. You might think it fits, you might think it doesn't; let me know what you think.

      about 4 months ago
    • lac92576
      lac92576

      By the time you've finally gotten to the payment machine, it would be your stop, and 9 times out of 10, people will "forget" to pay!

      about 4 months ago
    • Philippe D.R.
      Philippe D.R.

      I have a question. Does the Toronto tramway move mostly on reserved tracks with priority at intersections or does it have to move through the regular traffic and wait its turn?

      about 4 months ago
    • sm vanwers
      sm vanwers

      Did I actually see a handful of Whites?

      about 6 months ago
    • sm vanwers
      sm vanwers

      What?! Poles for power, not pantographs? That is quite backward.

      about 6 months ago
    • sm vanwers
      sm vanwers In reply to sm vanwers

      @metsarada Thanks for the helpful explanation. It all makes sense now.

      about 5 months ago
    • metsarada
      metsarada In reply to sm vanwers

      sm vanwers Since this video was taken in 2014, they've switched over to pantographs on this line as well as a few others. The rest of the system is being converted as well. The issue is with the old streetcars that can only operate with trolley poles, but those should all be retired by the end of the year.

      about 5 months ago
    • Mr.SAJAD07 Mr.SAJAD07
      Mr.SAJAD07 Mr.SAJAD07

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      about 6 months ago
    • John A. Chappell
      John A. Chappell

      Why is the system not wheelchair accessible?

      about 7 months ago
    • Neville6000
      Neville6000 In reply to John A. Chappell

      It's accessible at certain points on the subway, but it's fully accessible on the buses and newer streetcars. There is Wheel-Trans, which picks up handicapped passengers.

      about 5 months ago
    • David Burton
      David Burton

      Not hydeshtreet

      about 7 months ago
    • Anatolius
      Anatolius

      А если нет разворотного кольца куда штанга девается

      about 8 months ago
    • Isaac Thomas
      Isaac Thomas

      I can feel the love and Beauty there!

      about 9 months ago
    • ron codi
      ron codi

      This week I look stupid

      about 9 months ago
    • Torontopia
      Torontopia In reply to ron codi

      Meaning?

      about 9 months ago
    • BeeBee's Funtastic Adventures
      BeeBee's Funtastic Adventures

      smooth ride, quiet engine. If the machine is not next to the driver and no one checks, some passengers won't pay. is there an inspector on board the train?

      about 10 months ago
    • KingPlaxton Hui
      KingPlaxton Hui

      i heard so much cantonese,sweet!

      about 11 months ago
    • Lorail Train Passion
      Lorail Train Passion

      I love Toronto's new streetcar.

      about 1 year ago
    • in time
      in time

      So a streetcar is the metro..above ground? ☺️👌🏻

      about 1 year ago
    • Whitebeard79outOfRus
      Whitebeard79outOfRus In reply to in time

      Sadly, no. It's still exactly a streetcar, with stop at every corner, no priority at intersection and on traffic lights, at most lines, no passenger platforms, at major no dedicated lines, old-fashioned payment system with coins and coin-boxes. But 2 large pluses of T-tram is that it goes through the centre and has full integration with other PT's systems. So, to become an on-street metro, it has to make much more.

      about 1 year ago
    • TTGAPlays
      TTGAPlays

      Love it!

      about 1 year ago
    • Bingbangboogie 94581 likes roblox and piano titles
      Bingbangboogie 94581 likes roblox and piano titles

      If you see it have four cars it’s long like the alrvs

      about 1 year ago
    • Justin Pingul
      Justin Pingul

      hi

      about 1 year ago
    • Torontopia
      Torontopia In reply to Justin Pingul

      Hi Justin

      about 1 year ago
    • George PRIV
      George PRIV

      I prefer the old ones.

      about 1 year ago
    • Neville6000
      Neville6000 In reply to George PRIV

      They can't be kept going anymore. as most of them are quite old.

      about 5 months ago
    • Alex Photo
      Alex Photo

      What a boring video...

      about 1 year ago
    • Torontopia
      Torontopia In reply to Alex Photo

      Boring! Thanks for watching my boring video but what would have made it more interesting? (and not boring)

      about 1 year ago
    • Ghislain Laframboise
      Ghislain Laframboise

      Not long enough, too many people riding it stand up. lack seating bad circulation between cars. Need to be replace by a better transit system like a light metro line.

      about 1 year ago
    • Whitebeard79outOfRus
      Whitebeard79outOfRus In reply to Ghislain Laframboise

      It's not that it is not long enough, it's just too big an intervals in timetable between each tram. But it doesn't need to be replaced, it needs to be modified to meet the LRT-standards, i.e. dedicated lines, smart traffic lights with "demand on tram" operating, platforms, long distance between stations, with stops only at intersection with other express-lines, priority of tram to pedestrians, low-speed design measures on street intersections with tram-line, especially at intersections with other crossing express lines, adding the local bus lines on right-side dedicated line (or with mixed priority), with often stops to serve "the last mile". These measures can be done with the existing lines w/o any "replacement", it's just transforms the tram from local conception of "streetcar" to optimal LRT state, which is express one.

      about 1 year ago
    • Geno2733
      Geno2733

      I didn't see the POP kiosks on these things.. Then again, I bought an all-day pass last time I was in Toronto, so I didn't need to buy a ticket. All I had to do was show the pass to the cop if he asked for it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Pollard Kowsill
      Pollard Kowsill In reply to Geno2733

      Its located by the second and third doors of the vehicle, if you're paying by cash or token.

      about 3 months ago
    • Neville6000
      Neville6000 In reply to Geno2733

      Just a reminder, Geno, they are there.

      about 4 months ago
    • Toddster2012
      Toddster2012

      SO much saFer than the subway !!

      about 1 year ago
    • Neville6000
      Neville6000 In reply to Toddster2012

      Both are about that in terms of safety.

      about 4 months ago
    • girlstorm09
      girlstorm09

      Just watching that crowd stuffed in like that made me feel anxious! I think this is why liquid a** spray was invented...lol!

      about 1 year ago
    • Torontopia
      Torontopia In reply to girlstorm09

      "liquid a** spray" Girl! lol

      about 1 year ago
    • xX-Moon_Angel-Xx
      xX-Moon_Angel-Xx

      I forgot how much times I ride the streetcar but I probably ride it 60 times

      about 1 year ago