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  1. dowlingm

    Streetcar News

    My instinct is to go with the APM shuttle (technology TBD) and relocate the streetcar track to the southern lanes, eliminating the swerve to the portal which has caused so much safety problems. I imagine the Westin would not like this as it would interfere with arriving taxis. The TTC has had issues down the years with water infiltration and it may be that a lower height vehicle and raising the guideway would allow better drainage beneath. The tricky part would be how to access for maintenance given the car park south of QQ Station likely impedes a continuation southwards - maybe this is where the ACC/Bremner space comes in?
  2. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4525 (follow up tweet indicates it was yesterday at Lambton)
  3. dowlingm

    Streetcar News

    Apart from railfans, does this particular error matter to anyone?
  4. dowlingm

    Streetcar News

    4527 loaded in TB (oops posted in wrong thread)
  5. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4524 is on test run, on Bathurst St
  6. dowlingm

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Not encouraging given what today's weather has done to the CLRV fleet - are we retiring one cold-sensitive vehicle and introducing different ones? https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/01/electric-bus-battery-recharge-new-flyer-byd-proterra-beb/577954/
  7. dowlingm

    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    Any update on the Line 1 King speed restrictions?
  8. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    And now all the way back at Kingston Road
  9. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Transsee currently has 4519 in the service bay so either that wasn't the plan or the plan had to change? 4520 and 4521 also pinging from the service bays.
  10. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4519 was at St Clair West before 6am but is back at the Barns now 4572 leaving the Barns signed in on 504 (Transsee)
  11. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Thunder Bay may get the cars in lieu of liquidated damages, assuming the Commission doesn't chicken out and take cash. That's maybe another... 8-10?
  12. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    I see 4518 is on Richmond. Is there active track/wire there now? For some reason I thought Richmond and Adelaide tracks were OOS (also: 4519 on a 501 signed in run)
  13. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4519 testing, 4520 GPS on
  14. dowlingm

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4518 doing what looks like a 501 signed in test
  15. dowlingm

    TTC Electric Buses Orders and Deployments

    BYD using carbon steel frames according to CEO Report for December. That should be... interesting.
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