The Vancouver Skytrain and the Toronto Scarborough Rapid Transit line are basically the same.Yup. Pretty much how Skytrain is built in Vancouver. Everything off the shelf, fast and efficient.
The RT opened in 1985, the same year that SkyTrain officially started operation.
For two systems built using the same technology, during the same time period, they couldn’t be any more different. In Vancouver, the SkyTrain network is operated by computers. In Toronto, the RT is operated by a human in each RT train set. This was due to political reasons. Because the vehicles weren’t designed for operator cabs, space is at a premium in the RT vehicles.
One of the things about TransLink is that it is always working to make sure the transit system is in an excellent state of repair. If you go to any SkyTrain station, or ride in any SkyTrain vehicle, they are all in good shape.
The new STM tariffs are up (effective Oct. 1) and the passes are going up between 1 and 2 dollars.Two new integrated metropolitan fares are being introduced by the ARTM, valid across all networks (STM/STL/RTL/exo), starting October 1st 2020.
Unlimited Evening: $5.50 for unlimited bus/train/metro access from 6 PM to 5 AM
Unlimited Weekend: $14.25 for unlimited bus/train/metro access from Friday 4PM to Monday 5AM
Still cheaper than TTC metropass.The new STM tariffs are up (effective Oct. 1) and the passes are going up between 1 and 2 dollars.
I signed up for the annual pass that I paid $86.50/mo for (but I got a free month so $79.29) then I got bumped up to Maestro status and got a $5/mo discount so I'm currently paying $81.50. I assume this will go up to $83.50 on Oct. 1.
But I'm still paying way less than the $100/mo or so that I paid for my last TTC Metropass in 2006!View attachment 261315View attachment 261316