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The TTC is getting rid of collector booths in 20 subway stations next month

The TTC is continuing to phase out its collector booths in line with a new transit model that it's rolling out fully next year.

Starting January 5, the booths at 20 stations will be shuttered — adding to a growing list of stations that already sit unmanned

The stations include major stops on all four lines, such as Bloor-Yonge, St. George, Sheppard-Yonge, High Park, and Bayview.

In the early stages of the transition, TTC personnel will still be available to verify payment types, accept cash and answer questions (they just won't be standing in a booth).

Collector booths at Toronto's remaining 45 subway stations will be closed later on, by the end of March 2020.

This news follows the commission's recent move to get rid of TTC tokens, tickets and passes, which it stopped selling at stations last month as it moves towards a full adoption of its new contactless Presto system.

It also comes during the same week that a fare increase and other changes were approved.

According to the TTC, the stations to be affected by the January 5 booth closure are, by line:

Line 1
  • Bloor-Yonge
  • Dupont
  • Glencairn
  • North York Centre
  • Rosedale
  • St Clair (Pleasant Boulevard entrance)
  • St George
  • Sheppard-Yonge (Hullmark Centre entrance)
  • Summerhill
Line 2
  • Chester
  • Christie
  • Donlands
  • Greenwood
  • High Park
  • Keele
  • Old Mill
Line 3
  • Ellesmere
  • McCowan
Line 4
  • Bayview
  • Bessarion
  • Leslie
Lead photo by

Chris Tyler


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