|Toronto's new trains will be in service|
starting this December or January.
Toronto is getting some new subway trains.
Not only do they look a lot snazzier, but the new trains will be quite a bit roomier than the old ones. They also have many new features such as light-up subway maps that will display the current stop.
There will be 70 new trains, with six cars each. They will cost about $1-billion. The governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto are all chipping in money to buy the new trains.
Another neat thing about the new trains is that, although there are six cars in each one, they will all be connected inside. So whichever car you get on, you’ll be able to see (or walk) all the way from the front to the back of the entire six-car train. Between the cars is a flexible strip of floor that you can walk on, which connects the cars but still lets them turn independently.
|Toronto's old subway trains will continue|
to run on the Bloor line.
The new subway trains will cost 1 billion dollars. That is a lot of money! Do you think this is money well-spent? Explain your answer using evidence from the text and your own ideas.
express personal opinions about ideas presented in texts (OME, Reading: 1.8)
|Toronto's subway line - this map shows|
the Yonge line and the Bloor line.