The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) released a statement Monday advising customers that air conditioning is coming to the Bloor Line!
“The TTC is advising customers that crews have worked hard over the past seven months to ensure that customers who travel on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth can do so comfortably,” the statement read.
The “hot car” issue that struck last summer led to a number of complaints. The TTC listened and launched a $13 million program to repair and rebuild the heating ventilation and air conditioning systems on the older cars. To date, the TTC has spent $7.5 million of that funding to ensure that cars on the Bloor Line were serviced with new HVAC systems.
“While putting hot cars into service was unavoidable last year due to a shortage of functioning HVAC systems, this year enough have been repaired or overhauled to run only cool cars. In the event that a car’s system malfunctions while in service, the TTC will be able to quickly remove and replace the affected train.”
The TTC has rebuilt systems on 151 cars and repaired pre-existing systems on 63 cars. The rest of the 370 cars will be overhauled by the end of this year as a precaution.