Starting August 1, 2021, One-Person Train Operation (OPTO) will be implemented on the portion of Line 1 between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) and St George stations on Sundays only. The rest of Line 1, between St George and Finch stations, will operate using the legacy two-person system.
Starting November 21, 2021, OPTO will be implemented seven days a week on the portion of Line 1 between VMC and St George stations. The rest of Line 1 (between St George and Finch stations) will continue using the legacy system.
The above image shows Line 1 and delineates the section where OPTO will be used (between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and St George stations) on Sundays starting August 1, 2021. The rest of Line 1, from St George to Finch, will operate using the legacy two-person system.
What is OPTO?
One-Person Train Operation (OPTO) is a modernizing step that allows the train Operator to perform all duties within the train cab. Updated technology will allow one crew member to safely drive the train and operate the doors. Major metropolitan cities have also migrated to OPTO: Paris, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, Boston, Berlin, Madrid, Hong Kong and more.
At the TTC, Line 3 has been OPTO since its inception in 1985. In October 2016, OPTO was implemented on the entirety of Line 4. It has since operated safely, reliably and efficiently on both lines.
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