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A sneak peek gallery of Toronto's new streetcars

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The TTC's new articulated 251 passenger low floor streetcar (LEFT) made by Bombardier. The cars will begin service in 2014.

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An interior photo looking down the length of the articulated low floor streetcar.

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In place of traditional side mirrors, cameras will allow streetcar drivers to see down the length of the streetcar.

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A four screen monitor in the operator's booth shows four outside angles.

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One important feature of the TTC's new streetcar is a secure door for the driver's booth that can be locked shut from the inside.

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A 'Presto' unit very similar to this one will be used for fare payment by transit users. The use of the Presto-card technology means that passengers will be able to board and disembark from all doors simultaneously, speeding the process. The operator will be able to focus on driving and will be secluded from passengers behind a security barrier.

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