Toronto Transit Commission 5670-5807

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Interior of a refurbished TTC H5.

Toronto Transit Commission 5670-5807 are Hawker Siddeley Canada H5 subway cars built from 1976 to 1979. The cars primarily serve the Yonge-University-Spadina line, and are based out of Wilson and Davisville yards. Although they are not regularly scheduled to operate on the Bloor-Danforth line, occasionally spare trains of H5 cars will make it onto that line.

As the cars aged, they began to experience numerous issues with their control systems, truck and axle problems, and serious frame rusting, particularly at the doorways. The TTC decided to overhaul the H5 subway cars beginning in the summer of 1997. Six subway cars would be overhauled at one time. This overhaul program was completed in 1999. The most noticeable change was the replacement of the padded vinyl seat inserts to the now standard unpadded, red synthetic inserts. As delivered, the cars had orange and brown vinyl inserts, however many cars featured all orange or all brown throughout by the time they were overhauled. Most H5 cars have had the centre standee pole at the B-end (non-cab end) removed. Additionally, some cars have had all their centre standee poles removed (5784-87, 5799 among others).

Car 5796 was modified by UTDC between July and December 1990 as a mock-up/prototype for the T1 subway cars. The interior was redone with a red and grey colour scheme. Seats were arranged in a perimeter layout and door partitions positioned to the dimensions of the T1 doors. The seating arrangement was later revised to that used on the T1 cars. The door interiors were also initially painted grey instead of red.

Some fleet numbers from this retired series will be reused for the new Bombardier Toronto Rocket subway cars expected to be delivered later in 2011. In 2009, the TTC Staff was approached by a company interested in negotiating a potential purchase of the H5 and H6 cars. The company intends to reuse the cars for a transit system "in another jurisdiction".[1] The parties involved remained undisclosed until May 2011 when media outlets reported on a visit of Nigerian officials to the TTC to inspect the system and future surplus H5 and H6 cars. These cars would be used on Lagos' light rail system which is under construction,[2]. The first of the H5 cars reportedly left Toronto for the United States at the end of September 2011. They will be refurbished in the US by EKO Rail prior to being shipped to Nigeria.[3]

As of 2012, good number of H5 cars have been trucked off to Future Enterprises in Hamilton ON for scrapping. It is unknown how many of the H5 cars will actually be resold. However, more recent retirements have been noted on trucks heading into Buffalo, New York, where they are to be refurbished by EKO Rail.

The final TTC H5 train made its last run on June 14th 2013, involving cars (Finch end) 5791-5790-5779-5779-5789-5788 (Downsview end) making an afternoon trip from Downsview to Finch and back to the yard. On the return trip up the line, technical issues were encountered with lead car 5788 at Eglinton West, which forced the train to go out of service and deadhead back to the yard.

Cars Motor Seating Destination sign
5670-5795, 5797-5807 Garrett 2000622-1 76 Rollsign
5796 Garrett 2000622-1 60 Rollsign

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date Serial Division Rebuild date Notes
5670 1976-1979 Davisville September 1998 RETIRED
March 2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap
5671 1976-1979 Davisville September 1998 RETIRED
March 2012 - Scrap
5672 1976-1979 Davisville April 1998 RETIRED
February 2012
5673 1976-1979 Davisville April 1998 RETIRED
February 2012
5674 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
April 2012
5675 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
April 2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap
5676 1976-1979 Davisville July 2000 RETIRED
April 2012
5677 1976-1979 Davisville July 2000 RETIRED
April 2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap
5678 1976-1979 Davisville April 2000 RETIRED
5679 1976-1979 Davisville April 2000 RETIRED
5680 1976-1979 Davisville March 1998 RETIRED
February 2012
5681 1976-1979 Davisville March 1998 RETIRED
February 2012
5682 1976-1979 Davisville May 1998 RETIRED
Late March 2012
5683 1976-1979 Davisville May 1998 RETIRED
Late March 2012
5684 Toronto Transit Commission 5684-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville November 1998 RETIRED

  • To Future Enterprises, scrapped May 2012
5685 Toronto Transit Commission 5685-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville November 1998 RETIRED

  • To Future Enterprises, scrapped May 2012
5686 1976-1979 Davisville November 1998 RETIRED
5687 1976-1979 Davisville November 1998 RETIRED
5688 1976-1979 Davisville May 1999 RETIRED
5689 1976-1979 Davisville May 1999 RETIRED
5690 1976-1979 Davisville December 1998 RETIRED
5691 1976-1979 Davisville December 1998 RETIRED
5692 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
May 2012

Part of a train that rear-ended another in Russell Hill crash on August 11, 1995

5693 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
May 2012

Part of the train that rear-ended another in Russell Hill crash on August 11, 1995

5694 1976-1979 Davisville May 1998 RETIRED
5695 1976-1979 Davisville May 1998 RETIRED
5696 Toronto Transit Commission 5696-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville February 1999 RETIRED
5697 1976-1979 Davisville February 1999 RETIRED
5698 1976-1979 Davisville February 1999 RETIRED
5699 1976-1979 Davisville February 1999 RETIRED
5700 1976-1979 Davisville March 1999 RETIRED
October 2012
5701 1976-1979 Davisville March 1999 RETIRED
October 2012
  • To somewhere in the USA, October 2012
5702 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
5703 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED

  • To Future Enterprises, scrapped June 2012
5704 1976-1979 Davisville June 1998 RETIRED
5705 1976-1979 Davisville June 1998 RETIRED
5706 1976-1979 Davisville April 1999 RETIRED
2012
5707 1976-1979 Davisville April 1999 RETIRED
2012
5708 1976-1979 Davisville November 2000
5709 1976-1979 Davisville November 2000
5710 1976-1979 Davisville April 1999 RETIRED
5711 1976-1979 Davisville April 1999 RETIRED

  • To Future Enterprises, scrapped May 2012
5712 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
October 2012
5713 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
October 2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap
5714 1976-1979 Davisville May 1999
5715 1976-1979 Davisville May 1999
5716 1976-1979 Davisville June 1999
  • Stored due to fire in mate car 5717
  • Possibly first car shipped to EKO Rail for refurbishing, September 2011.
5717 1976-1979 Davisville June 1999 RETIRED
June 8 2012 - Electrical fire
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap, June 2012
5718 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED

  • To Future Enterprises for scrap
5719 Toronto Transit Commission 5719-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
5720 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
  • Part of the train that rear-ended another in Russell Hill crash on August 11, 1995
  • Stored with mate 5721 until December 1998.
  • Renumbered to 5754(:2) and paired with former 5754 (see renumbered units).
5721 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
December 1998 - Accident
  • Lead car of train that rear-ended another in Russell Hill crash on August 11, 1995
  • Heavily damaged and stored with mate 5720 until retirement.
5722 1976-1979 Davisville June 1999
5723 1976-1979 Davisville June 1999
5724 1976-1979 Davisville July 1999
5725 Toronto Transit Commission 5725-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville July 1999
5726 1976-1979 Davisville No plate RETIRED
2012
5727 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
2012
5728 1976-1979 Davisville August 1999
5729 1976-1979 Davisville August 1999
5730 1976-1979 Davisville September 1999
5731 Toronto Transit Commission 5731-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville September 1999
5732 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5733 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5734 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
2012
  • As of 2013 body is part of set on TV show 'Defiance'
5735 Toronto Transit Commission 5735-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap
5736 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5737 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5738 1976-1979 Davisville April 1998
5739 1976-1979 Davisville April 1998
5740 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap, September 2012
5741 Toronto Transit Commission 5741-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap, Sepember 2012
5742 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5743 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5744 1976-1979 Davisville December 1999
5745 Toronto Transit Commission 5745-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville December 1999
5746 1976-1979 Davisville February 2000
5747 1976-1979 Davisville February 2000
5748 1976-1979 Davisville February 2000 RETIRED
5749 1976-1979 Davisville February 2000 RETIRED
5750 Toronto Transit Commission 5750-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville February 2000
5751 1976-1979 Davisville February 2000
5752 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
February 2012
5753 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
February 2012
5754(:1) 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
  • Taken out of service after mate 5755 damaged in split switch accident within Greenwood Yard on December 31, 1981
  • Rebuilt as double end "A" or "B" car in November 1985 and used for testing or revenue service
  • Renumbered to 5755(:2) to become "B" car for 5720 (see renumbered units).
5755(:1) 1976-1979 Davisville N/A RETIRED
June 28, 1984 - Accident
  • Damaged in split switch accident within Greenwood Yard on December 31, 1981
  • Scrapped November 1985
5756 1976-1979 Davisville March 2000 RETIRED
January 2013
5757 1976-1979 Davisville March 2000 RETIRED
January 2013
5758 1976-1979 Davisville August 1998 Part of the train that rear-ended another in Russell Hill crash on August 11, 1995
5759 Toronto Transit Commission 5759.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville August 1998 Part of the train that rear-ended another in Russell Hill crash on August 11, 1995
5760 1976-1979 Davisville April 2000 RETIRED
5761 1976-1979 Davisville April 2000 RETIRED
5762 1976-1979 Davisville April 2000
5763 1976-1979 Davisville April 2000
5764 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5765 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5766 1976-1979 Davisville September 1998
5767 1976-1979 Davisville September 1998
5768 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5769 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5770 1976-1979 Davisville May 2000
5771 1976-1979 Davisville May 2000
5772 1976-1979 Davisville June 2000 RETIRED
5773 1976-1979 Davisville June 2000 RETIRED
5774 1976-1979 Davisville July 1998
5775 1976-1979 Davisville July 1998
5776 1976-1979 Davisville September 1998
5777 1976-1979 Davisville September 1998
5778 1976-1979 Davisville October 1998
5779 1976-1979 Davisville October 1998
5780 1976-1979 Davisville August 2000
5781 1976-1979 Davisville August 2000
5782 1976-1979 Davisville October 1998
5783 1976-1979 Davisville October 1998
5784 1976-1979 Davisville December 1997 RETIRED
2012
5785 1976-1979 Davisville December 1997 RETIRED
2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap, October 2012
5786 1976-1979 Davisville December 1997 RETIRED
2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap
5787 1976-1979 Davisville December 1997 RETIRED
2012
5788 1976-1979 Davisville September 2000
5789 1976-1979 Davisville September 2000
5790 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5791 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
5792 1976-1979 Davisville July 1998 RETIRED
5793 1976-1979 Davisville July 1998 RETIRED
5794 1976-1979 Davisville January 1999
5795 1976-1979 Davisville January 1999
5796 Toronto Transit Commission 5796-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville December 2000 Modified by UTDC between July and December 1990 to create a prototype for the T1 Subway cars.
5797 1976-1979 Davisville December 2000 Has older style number font inside
5798 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
5799 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
RETIRED
5800 1976-1979 Davisville February 1998
5801 1976-1979 Davisville February 1998
5802 1976-1979 Davisville October 2000
5803 Toronto Transit Commission 5803-a.jpg 1976-1979 Davisville October 2000
5804 1976-1979 Davisville July 2000 RETIRED
July 2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap, July 2012
5805 1976-1979 Davisville July 2000 RETIRED
July 2012
  • To Future Enterprises for scrap
5806 1976-1979 Davisville October 2000 RETIRED
5807 1976-1979 Davisville October 2000 RETIRED

Renumbered units

Fleet number Thumbnail Date Serial Division Rebuild Date Notes
5754(:2) 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
Renumbered from 5720 to 5754(:2) to mate with 5755(:2). "A" car.

RETIRED

5755(:2) Toronto Transit Commission 5755-a.JPG 1976-1979 Davisville Unknown
(no plate)
Renumbered from 5754(:1) to 5755(:2) to mate with 5754(:2). Serves as "B" car.

RETIRED

References

  1. Report on sales of surplus assets (report). 28 May 2009. Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved on 28 April 2011.
  2. Lagos settles for refurbished subway cars for its light rail project, nigeriansabroadlive.com. Retreived on 25 June 2011.
  3. First subway cars leave Toronto for Lagos (28 September 2011). International Railway Journal. Retrieved on 12 October 2011.
  • Rebuild dates based on rebuild plate inside cars (pairs of cars rebuilt at same time), taken from CPTDB posts & spottings.


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