September 24, 2008 3:14 PM
Starting Sunday , TTC users will no longer be able to use adult tickets when riding the rocket.
While student and senior discount tickets will still be available, regular adult ticket users will have to make the switch to tokens. The switch was made to crack down on counterfeiting operations, which were estimated to cost the TTC between three and four million dollars a year.
The decision was first announced in June, less than a year after the TTC introduced new ticket designs.
Riders who have already purchased tickets can exchanged them for tokens at Bloor-Yonge subway station or at the Metropass Discount Plan (MDP) office at Davisville subway station at 1900 Yonge Street until October 31. The Bloor-Yonge subway will be open for exchanges from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, while the MDP office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Batches of 50 or more tickets must be exchanged at the MDP office.