if you had checked the datasheets, you would have found out that there is very little difference between them
The significant thing is that the BFR96TS is obsolete
There are many other BJT transistors equivalent (or better) than BFR96 that are still in production:
MRF555 from Microsemi, BFG591 from NXP, or BFG235 from Infineon.
They are available at many distributors as: Mouser, Farnell, or Digi-Key.
I've used recently 2SC5551 from ON Semi: