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TTC installing PRESTO devices on buses



Nineteen TTC buses with PRESTO fare-card readers went into service today, Monday, May 2, marking the start of PRESTO on buses in Toronto.

Over the next eight months, TTC crews will install PRESTO card readers on all 1,900 TTC buses. They’ll roll out PRESTO devices garage by garage, starting in the west and continuing eastward** until all garages have equipped their entire bus fleet. Buses with PRESTO readers will display signs so that passengers will if they can use their cards aboard buses.

The TTC will equip all subway stations and buses, including Wheel-Trans vehicles, with PRESTO devices by the end of this year.

The first 19 buses with PRESTO readers all originate from Queensway garage.

Queensway Garage serves all or some of the buses operating along these routes:

  • 15 Evans;
  • 30 Lambton;
  • 37 Islington;
  • 40 Junction;
  • 44 Kipling South;
  • 45 Kipling;
  • 48 Rathburn;
  • 49 Bloor West;
  • 50 Burnhamthorpe;
  • 66 Prince Edward;
  • 73 Royal York;
  • 76 Royal York South;
  • 80 Queensway;
  • 110 Islington South;
  • 111 East Mall;
  • 112 West Mall;
  • 123 Shorncliffe;
  • 145 Downtown / Humber Bay express;
  • 168 Symington;
  • 188 Kipling South rocket;
  • 192 Airport rocket;
  • 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight;
  • 315 Evans - Brown’s Line overnight; and
  • 337 Islington overnight.

Torontoist explains the work involved in equipping buses with PRESTO devices here.