Presto Fare Gates Coming to Dupont
Starting April 26, 2016 , the turnstiles at Dupont Station are being removed to accommodate our new Presto-enabled fare gates. This work is scheduled to be completed by early June.
Dupont Station Construction
- Dupont Station will be one of the first ten stations to get the new Presto enabled fare gates, which will enhance the way customers enter the TTC.
- Installation of the fare gates/construction will take place overnight, after 10 p.m. when activity at the station is at its lowest, and continue when the station is closed.
- Customer travel through the station will be uninterrupted. Signage will be put up on the construction hoarding to let customers know what is happening behind the walls and highlight the benefits of the new fare gate.
- Fare gates will be assembled off-site and installed at the station once the existing turnstiles have been removed and the floor surface has been prepared to house the new gates.
- Once the new fare gates go into service, customers will need to access them using a PRESTO card or Metropass. Cash, tokens and ticket users must enter through the collector booth lane.
- As part of the roll-out of PRESTO across the TTC, new fare gates will be installed in 44 stations in 2016. By the end of 2016, all TTC subway stations will be PRESTO enabled.
- The new modern fare gates are larger, provide easier access to tap or swipe your way through with a PRESTO card or Metropass and offer greater flexibility for flow of traffic into and out of the station.
Benefits of the new fare gates
- The new fare gates will replace all existing entry and exit turnstiles at main entrances and high entry and exit turnstiles at automatic entrances.
- Most subway stations will be equipped with two wide accessible fare gates at the primary station entrance, an improvement from the single accessible fare gate at most stations today. Automatic entrances will be equipped with accessible fare gates, improving access for customers with bicycles, strollers, or other large items.
- Increased ability to track passenger trips and volumes allowing service to be tailored to demand
- A modern replacement to legacy turnstiles