People on subway

Ontario Line

A new 15.6-km subway line in Toronto that will run from Exhibition Place, through downtown, all the way to the Ontario Science Centre.

Trains and technology

The Ontario Line will be able to deliver faster, more frequent service by using modern technology that has been adopted by subway systems around the world. The line will feature fully automated trains with modern signalling like the ones used in Vancouver, London, Paris and Singapore. We will be able to cycle these through the system faster, meaning we can run up to 40 trips an hour with as little as 90 seconds in between trains.  

In November 2022, the Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) contract was awarded to the Connect 6ix team. The RSSOM contract includes designing and supplying the trains as well as designing and building the maintenance and storage facility and the communications and train control systems, all of which Connect 6ix will operate and maintain over a 30-year term.   

Benefits of modern technology

The Ontario Line trains will be designed and built by Hitachi Rail and feature the latest technology, including: 

  • onboard Wi-Fi;  
  • digital passenger information screens;  
  • charging points;  
  • dedicated spaces for bicycles;  
  • double wheelchair areas;  
  • continuous, connected train cars;  
  • heating and cooling throughout;  
  • doors that will open in sync with platform edge doors;  
  • regenerative braking.  

Renderings

Conceptual images from the RSSOM contract award show some of the station and train technologies that will be incorporated into the Ontario Line: 

Ontario Line rendering of trains

View of an Ontario Line subway train car’s front exterior, behind transparent platform-edge doors, seen from platform level.

Ontario Line rendering of trains

Side view of the exterior of an Ontario Line subway train behind the transparent platform-edge doors, which are opening in sync with the train doors.

Ontario Line rendering of trains

Front view of an Ontario Line train pulling into a station with transparent platform-edge door on the right.

Ontario Line rendering of trains

Transparent platform-edge doors opening to an Ontario Line train, in sync with train doors, with passenger information screens overhead.

Ontario Line rendering of trains

View from the interior of an Ontario Line train car with doors open.

Ontario Line rendering of trains

Interior view of Ontario Line train featuring continuous, connected train cars, bicycle storage spots, double wheelchair areas, and onboard passenger information screens.

Land Acknowledgement

Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on the traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. In particular these lands are covered by 20 Treaties, and we have a responsibility to recognize and value the rights of Indigenous Nations and Peoples and conduct business in a manner that is built on the foundation of trust, respect and collaboration. Metrolinx is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and to working towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land.