It’s an end of an era for Toronto’s transit system.
As of November 30, the TTC will stop selling tokens, tickets and passes, in an effort to completely move forward with the PRESTO system.
The PRESTO electronic fare payment system replaces the need for customers to use tickets, tokens, cash or separate monthly passes to pay their fare.
Here’s what you need to know if you ride the red rocket:
• Nov. 30 will be the last day customers will be able to purchase TTC tickets, tokens and passes at subway stations.
• Some third-party retails will continue to sell TTC tickets and tokens.
• There is no stop accepting date, so customers can still use any remaining tickets, tokens and day passes they have to pay their fare. Refunds will not be provided so they are encouraged to use them before switching to PRESTO.
• Customers can load their PRESTO card with money to pay their fare as they go, or with a monthly pass for unlimited travel across the TTC each month.
• PRESTO card readers are available on all buses, streetcars and every subway station entrance. Customers simply need to tap their card every time they board a vehicle or enter a subway station. Their fare will be deducted, their monthly pass will be validated, and their two-hour transfer will be verified.
• PRESTO cards are available for $6 at the Fare Vending Machines at all subway stations, all Shoppers Drug Mart locations, online at prestocard.ca and the TTC Customer Service Centre above Davisville Station.
• One-ride, two-ride and day pass PRESTO Tickets are available from the Fare Vending Machines at all subway stations, at all Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto and the TTC Customer Service Centre above Davisville Station.
• A one-ride PRESTO Ticket costs $3.25, a two-ride ticket costs $6.50 and a day pass costs $13.00.
• Each person over the age of 12 requires their own PRESTO card or PRESTO Ticket, including the day pass PRSETO Ticket.
• Customers can also use PRESTO to pay their fare on 11 transit agencies in the Greater Toronto Hamilton and Ottawa area. -CINEWS