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TTC successfully tests new signalling system

The Toronto Transit Commission (ON) has wrapped up a 13-day test of an automatic train control system on a section of a busy subway line.

“It exceeded our expectations, and it bodes well for the future,” said chief operating officer Mike Palmer about the test.

Palmer said the agency expects to install ATC on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) by 2019 at a cost of $562.3 million.  Once the system is installed, TTC will be able to run trains one minute and 55 seconds apart, instead of the current minimum of two minutes and 30 seconds The transit agency expects the new signalling system to increase capacity on the line by up to 25%. Link to full story in Toronto Star.

Photo credit: Sean Connors/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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