new TTC bus design

TTC buses might soon look a lot different

The general paint scheme of TTC buses hasn't been revamped in a very long time, but that could be set to change as part of the Commission's overhaul program, which rebuilds and refurbishes the fleet to prolong its lifespan.

Photos of a TTC bus with a new paint scheme (or livery, as it's technically referred to) recently surfaced online, though it wasn't immediately clear whether they depicted an actual bus or were an example of some creative Photoshop work. We've seen plenty of mock rebrands in the past, but this new bus design is the real deal, at least in a limited capacity.

Two buses in the overhaul program have been given a new paint scheme as part of an internal proposal. You'll note right away that the scheme mimics that of the latest streetcars with a pared down design and deeper red tone.

It's a significant cosmetic revamp, one that would help to modernize the look of the bus fleet as it's gradually repaired and updated, but there's no guarantee that we'll see a whole bunch of these out on the road anytime soon.

"There is no date for wider rollout yet," TTC spokesperson Susan Sperling explains. "This is still in the very early stages."

For now, the new design scheme will have to serve mostly as a discussion piece, but given what a fixture these vehicles are on our roads, I'm sure everyone will have plenty to say.

What do you think of the design? Weigh in with your thoughts on the new look buses in the comments.

Photo by cyclographer on Instagram.


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