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  1. 9 hours ago, Jeffrey said:

    Looks like a similar set of pictures I saw last week at an event in Windsor many years ago. I frget what someone suggested the event was. 

    Based on what’s in the background and the street lights, It looks like it’s on Riverside Dr somewhere near Church St in Windsor in the early 80s, considering the car seen in the background and the fact that the CLRV still has its coupler. 

  2. 2 minutes ago, nfitz said:

    That appears to have been on Queen near Coxwell based on the 22 and 501 detours; 506 cleared about 9:20, (506 is currently running from Coxwell Loop to High Park, with track replacement going on between Coxwell and Main).

    At present there seems to also be quite a few 505 and 501 cars on King. Is that just short-turns to maintain headways or another issue? Why should the 505 be impacted? 

  3. 8 hours ago, 63 Ossington said:

    Overhead problem at St. Clair West Station since at least the early afternoon; initially they were turning streetcars back west at Oakwood loop and cars east of it were stranded, pantos down. Buses were running the entire length of the route it appeared (Signs said Keele and St Clair Stn).  Later in the day the TTC stated that streetcars have been removed altogether from the route and were running shuttles while repairs were being done over the rest of the day. 33/90/126 looping via local streets, shuttles serving street level stops at SCW.

    Photo is of stranded 4578 around 2 PM.


    This morning there is also no service east of Broadview on both the 501 and 506 for what the TTC is also calling overhead issues. Coincidence?

  4. 9 hours ago, Xtrazsteve said:

    The 508 doesn't really run well westbound in PM rush. It just gets stuck at Humber loop behind all the 501s. Ultimately a southern Etobicoke to downtown connection would have to be replaced with a rapid Waterfront West LRT with a new tunnel connecting to Union (not via Queens Quay) and 501 relocated to a new Park Lawn loop to be successful.

    In the meantime the 508 should just be run with buses via Park Lawn to avoid Humber Loop entirely 

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  5. Just now, nfitz said:

    Is having everyone get off at Spadina and walk down the passageway to Line 2 really any worse than unloading them all at St. Clair West? Though it's not accessible.

    I assumed the problem was power issues. Where was the work car exactly?

    Perhaps it become safer once the new exit and elevators open at Louther Avenue.

    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. 

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  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 

  8. 3 minutes ago, John Oke said:

    I thought it was someone who got banned for making it up and saying that 4207 is in jeopardy  with issues in the bellows

    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?

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  9. 5 minutes ago, DepthOfField said:

    CLRVs are done. That's it. Finished. Gone. They're inaccessible.  At high(er) risk of breaking down. Their retirement ceremony has passed. TTC has confirmed all surface routes are now fully accessible.  There is no going back at this point.

    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. 

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  10. 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. 

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