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TTC's last H5 train operates today


A TTC subway train containing H5 car 5796 waits at Downsview station on April 23, 2010 before starting back down the Spadina subway. Photo by G. Viloria.

Today, Friday, June 14, is the last day of operation for the TTC’s H5 subway trains.

The oldest train in the TTC fleet will make its farewell voyage from Wilson Station today, at noon.

According to Torontoist, a company in Lagos, Nigeria has bought some of the H5s for rail service in that city.

From the Transit Toronto archives, read: “The Chopper-Control Hawkers (H5 and H6 Series)” by James Bow and Robert Lubinski, here.

Here’s a video by T2P0 Films of an H5 making a trip last Friday, June 7.