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  1. 63 Ossington

    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    There was a debris on track suspension yesterday afternoon between Lawrence West and Sheppard West for a couple of hours. Also several "track problem" delays/suspensions over the past couple of weeks. Not sure if that's related. There's also a slow order SB Dupont to Spadina that causes havoc in the morning rush.
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    Streetcar News

    Do the 504A and 504B show the route suffix on the destination signs, or are they still just 504 King with the destination?
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    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    Pretty big service disruption - at first detour College, Bathurst, King, then all service holding and shuttles running. The 501 was detouring for a while (has since resumed normal routing) Church, King, Shaw - a pretty wide detour as well. Not sure if service is running Union to Charlotte Loop at all, but probably not as several cars are tracking on the 509's route path to/from the Ex. A few stranded cars are tracking College to Spadina Station. I wonder if they turned off power to the entire length of Spadina, or if the cars are simply held in place to ramp up service once the problem is resolved.
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    Streetcar News

    I probably am dumb and completely off base, but could they have hooked up the NA function and antennas of cars to activate the gates?
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    Streetcar News

    The automatic lifting gates for the Harbourfront Tunnel were activated at 10 AM today.
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    Streetcar News

    I could be mistaken since it was really dark and my Christie bus flew out of the station, but the straight throughfare track overhead is only panto rail, which is currently in use, with streetcars creeping through on it. I didn't notice any of the old overhead still there. EDIT: There is indeed only the panto rail present along that section. [Oct. 3rd] So (if what I thought I saw is actually the case) even if the pole were allowed to be used 4475 wouldn't have been able to go through, unless it backed up as it's tail was still well out of the portal. Also in the morning peak, the EB stop at Bathurst cannot handle the volume of passengers so dwell time is very very long, which could lead to bus and streetcar stacking past Vaughan. And people spilling off the platform.
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    Streetcar News

    So an unforeseen service change (or at least not previously announced to my knowledge or awareness): St Clair West is bypassed by 512 cars, buses continue to service loop. But this afternoon a Flexity (didn't catch the fleet number) became disabled at the bottom of the inbound EB portal. Not sure if it's overhead related or not, but there was at least one service truck there in front of it. Cars nearby are still powered, but still holding, even in the leaving direction all the way through to Oakwood where EB cars are turning back to Gunns. Also, pantos are up on St. Clair as of today, and the arcing through insulators under power is disconcertingly massive....
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    Streetcar News

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    Streetcar News

    He doesn't quite read as I had already posted about that incident when it happened and reported the car number involved... two posts above his. And had previously posted photos of the panto conductor rails on the previous page.
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    Streetcar News

    An overhead crew was at St Clair West this afternoon, walking cars through the frog into the EB track/WB platform. The EB track is still prone to dewiring and when it does, the worker will pull the pole and rewire it when the car stops. The WB platform's panto rails are all tied up with bungees to maybe the mounting brackets; may be in response to yesterday's incident.
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    Streetcar News

    So part of the newly installed overhead panto rail in St Clair West collapsed just now, striking and entering 4486 in the front bulkhead (probably not severe damage to the car). The collapse is at the entry to the EB throughfare track (former spare track). Supposedly this isn't the first time one of the rails have fallen on a car - has also happened elsewhere too like the approach to the WB exit portal. Delay notice is service suspended Oakwood to SCW with shuttles running, which doesn't make sense at all, as where will cars from St.Clair Stn turn back to it with SCW blocked up...? If the mainline overhead is still active, a simple station bypass can be done. EDIT: New delay notice broadcast says they're bypassing.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Supposedly there is at least one team out overnight, but personally the latest I've encountered a team is around just after midnight.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    That definitely was the case before the 310, during times when the subway wasn't running. I'm not sure if fare control has moved to the gates now, but the main purpose I'm aware of is monitoring surveillance, and passenger assistance intercoms in particular. And they're still open for fare purchases.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Probably because with buses, there's a Blue Night stop right outside the station usually, something not possible with the 310 at Union or Spadina as there are stretches of tunnel before the stations. As well, keeping the station open requires staffing by a collector (or CSA in the future).
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    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    So Line 1 right now is essentially crippled with signal problems around NB St Clair West, which started shortly after 4 PM. Throughout the afternoon travel delays were broadcast at 15-20 mins extra from Union to SCW, and early on with 15 min gaps at the VMC end of the line. At 5:20, SB Eglinton West to St. George was also announced to be affected by a signal problem with 20 extra mins of travel time - resolved by 5:52 PM. At 8 PM the NB delay was still ongoing; it took me about 15 mins to get from NB Queen's Park to St. George. As of now (10:20 PM), the delay broadcast is 90 extra minutes from SB Eglinton (around Union) to NB SCW. What. GO protocol is in effect now too, Union to Downsview Park Stn. EDIT: Brad Ross reports it's a track down - is tying down the affected arm with a slow order still a thing? Or is this a cascading problem that's more than just one block? Regardless it's to persist until service end before repair.
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