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  1. I was thinking the same thing. Plus it’s direct access to the 510 or one stop to Bathurst (511) to go south as well and takes the pressure off the 512 to get to the Yonge Line. They could have added more streetcars to the 510 and 511 to head south instead of to the 512. If they were able to do that but also run the shuttles from St. Clair West to Union as they did I don’t see why not. It must have been the power shut down.
  2. Thanks @smallspy for the great explanation. One more question is what would the approximate cost or feasibility of equipping 5 or 6 T1 trains with ATC equipment and having those trains run in regular B-D service and be able to run on the YUS if needed? Isn’t the limited flexibility to move trains over somewhat risky? Any issue that prevents trains getting from Wilson to the University/Yonge sections can cripple service.
  3. So after yesterday’s moving of T1s over to Line 1 and back, I’m still somewhat confused how ATC compatibility works. So is the TTC able to turn off ATC between St. George and St. Andrew while they move trains over? I’m still confused about whether or not in emergency situations the TTC is able to revert back to block signalling or not. If not, what’s the plan if something happens at Wilson Yard or anywhere south of the yard and trains can’t go into service? For example yesterday they would have had to have shuttles running b/w St. Clair W and Union and more to supplement the Yonge Line as well, which seems quite excessive considering the amount of extra T1s sitting around.
  4. That’s what I’m aware of. The person who reported that 4207 had an issue with the bellows had their account deleted so there’s no reason to believe that rumour was true. Also, wasn’t there mention of 4089 being retained, anyone know the status on that?
  5. https://www.instagram.com/p/B69mbz4BgMp/?hl=en Looks like 4074 is a goner
  6. Yeah I’ve accepted that they’re done, the TTC wouldn’t go back on that even if it was completely necessary. I still think it’s regrettable on their part since the 508 is almost an ideal spot for the CLRVs to at least help bridge the gap until some new cars arrive (whenever that happens). And I have to agree with @christine that the retirement of the CLRVs seems like a talking point for the TTC more than anything. But what’s done is done. Steve Munro is even doubtful that the 505 will be able to return in April or at least won’t allow for much flexibility for things such as RAD cars across the entire network.
  7. So it seems the 508 is currently bustituted for this board period according to Steve Munro and posts on other threads. I can’t really understand why CLRVs couldn’t be used for the 508. There’s no way they couldn’t find 5 CLRVs a day that were decently reliable and I can’t really understand why accessibility is an issue since the entire route is interlined with accessible cars on the 504/501. The 508 is more of just a convenience/capacity booster anyways.
  8. 4024 and 4187 at Leslie. 4187 signed into 85 Sheppard E
  9. 4034 went to the Illinois Rail Museum back in November
  10. According to it’s tracker, 4094 is at Leslie Barns
  11. https://twitter.com/streetcarmuseum/status/1211359010688917504?s=20 I suppose they hinted at it here 😂
  12. Yes, in addition to that video Steve Munro has an article about multiple unit operation. https://stevemunro.ca/2010/06/16/multiple-unit-clrv-and-alrv-operation/ You can also look at some of the original plans for the Scarborough RT using CLRVs coupled together as well.
  13. 4069’s tracker often seems messed up the times I’ve checked over the past couple months.
  14. Couple of random questions: 1. Something I haven’t been able to find much information about is when they tested an A/C unit on 4089 in the 90s. Does anyone have any pictures or could at least explain what was wrong with it and how it compared to 4041? 2. Is there any plans to have any CLRVs stay around as yard mules? And if 4105 and 4021 are being used as Leslie mules, does anyone know how long they plan to be using those?
  15. Yes anyone can go on the CLRVs from 10-2 from Wolseley to Greenwood. Only the one at 2:45 is for contest winners only.
  16. The last run is from Bathurst to Greenwood. I remember earlier information said the 2 free cars tomorrow will be running from 10-2. However, it’s been posted here already that there will be 6 cars running tomorrow from 10-2 and going from Bathurst to Greenwood only. Roncesvalles is probably a typo or misunderstanding due to the TTC’s somewhat unclear communication. The TTC has also only told people that free 2 cars will be running tomorrow, but according to the information posted here it looks like 6 will be running. Am I also correct to assume that the 511 will be 100% Flexity tomorrow as well?
  17. So once again we get to have this confusion over whether or not CLRVs will be on the 501 tomorrow. The TTC tweeted out again that the CLRVs will be on the 501(weekends) and 511 until the 28th. https://mobile.twitter.com/TTChelps/status/1210606895083507712 I’m not holding my breath, but it would be nice to see them on the 501 tomorrow. Well 4001 it is!!
  18. Steve Munro’s latest post has some nice early CLRV pictures https://stevemunro.ca/2019/12/25/the-early-days-of-the-clrvs/#comments
  19. All that is quite true, especially in comparison to other vehicle retirements we’ve seen. However I think what confuses me and others is why they would have extras running to celebrate their retirement only to stop running them a week prior to retirement.
  20. Would it honestly kill them to have some running today and next Saturday? This basically means the final week of CLRVs will be celebrated by having a handful of them on the 511 then 2 packed cars running next Sunday and a final contest run. What a disappointment.
  21. They couldn’t just leave it alone with the CLRVs for one final week? TTC management is so stingy.
  22. Perhaps they changed the plan then? The website, along with the coupler said before that they were running until the 28th. I guess we’ll have to see next Saturday. https://www.ttc.ca/News/2019/November/21_11_19nr_CLRV_contest.jsp For example that TTC post says until the 28th. Even their Instagram posts say until the 28th for the 501 and 511. https://stevemunro.ca/2019/11/06/ttc-service-changes-effective-november-24-2019/ Now according to this under the CLRV retirement section, today is the last day of the 501 extras. I don’t really have a definitive answer anymore. 😂😂
  23. https://mobile.twitter.com/Ryan81471462/status/1208367541514637312 It looks like TTC Customer Service is providing contradictory information, but as far is I know, the CLRV extras should be running next Saturday on the 501.
  24. The effective December 22nd on that page is an error. The extras will be removed after next Saturday, the 28th. On the 29th then there will only be the 2 CLRVs running then the contest car. Check out the following link and go down to the very bottom of the page for this information. https://www.ttc.ca/Coupler/Editorial/Special_Features/019_November_service_board_changes.jsp 4053 is in service after returning from Hillcrest yesterday.
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