TTC retires its oldest operating subway train — the last with bench seating and without air-conditioning
After 35 years in service and “a lot” of stops across Toronto, the oldest subway train in the TTC’s fleet, the last with bench seating and without air conditioning, was retired Friday morning.
At 7:27 a.m., the H4 train left eastbound for Greenwood Station. From there it crossed the city twice on the Bloor-Danforth line. The train’s arrival at Kennedy Station after 9:00 a.m. was its last stop.
“I don’t think anybody will miss the lack of air conditioning, but they were a good stable hard-working subway train, very reliable in its day,” said TTC spokesperson Brad Ross. “It’s progress, but it’s also some nostalgia on a day like today.” (Photos: TTC)