Toronto's New Ontario Line Trains Will Be 'Driverless' & Run Every 90 Seconds (PHOTOS)
Not too shabby. 🚇
The Ontario government has given us a first look at its big, bold, and ambitious transit plans for the new Ontario Line, depicting what a ride on the 15-stop, 15.6-kilometre-long subway from Toronto's Exhibition Place to the Ontario Science Centre might look like one day.
New Ontario Line renderings were designed by an Italian company named GFG Rail, which also offered new details about some of the aspects of these futuristic-looking trains.
According to a GFG press release, the Ontario Line project will feature, "a new fleet of driverless subway trains that will run up to every 90 seconds through (the) heart of the city."
New renderings of the Ontario Line subway trains. GFG Rail
"The trains, moving up to 30,000 people per hour in each direction and stopping in 15 stations, will be packed with the latest technology," the company said.
In a previous announcement back in November 2022, the Ontario government released various renderings of the new transit system and explained the trains will be "packed with the latest technology and feature onboard Wi-Fi."
A view of the Ontario Line subwaytrain car's front exterior. Government of Ontario
According to the province, the trains will also be equipped with "digital passenger information screens, charging points, dedicated spaces for bicycles, double wheelchair areas, and continuous, connected carriages."
A side view of the Ontario Line subway train. Government of Ontario
The design images released some four months ago had been referred to as "early concept", though new many of the new renderings shared by GFG Rail reveal the exact same look.
View of the interior of the Ontario Line subway train with the doors open. Government of Ontario
The system itself is also promised to deliver a speedy commute through the city.
"The Ontario Line will bring much-needed rapid transit to the people of Toronto, with 15 stations that will connect Exhibition Place to the Ontario Science Centre in 30 minutes or less," said Associate Minister of Transportation Stan Cho.
The inside of an Ontario Line subway car. Government of Ontario
In November, the province announced its next steps in the building of the new subway line, confirming it had awarded a major contract to a consortium of companies under the name Connect 6ix.
The group has been contracted to design and supply the Ontario Line's fleet of trains and also build and design maintenance and storage facilities.
A map of the Ontario Line. Metrolinx
"These milestones bring us one step closer to delivering a world-class transit system for the GTA," said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, of the new contracts.
What's been referred to as "early works" construction is already well underway for the Ontario Line but there is still a long way to go.
Major construction is scheduled to begin in 2023. The province anticipated the Ontario Line will be complete 2031.