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    Finch West LRT

    Sorry I have not followed this subject closely: is this line actually being built? With the current administration at Queens Park, and considering the ridings the line goes through, it would be a miracle if this project proceeds. Cancellation seems a far more likely outcome to me.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Most of the overhead on Kingston Rd has not been upgraded. However, the entire stretch of track from Woodbine Loop to Bingham has been completely rebuilt (using the newer and more robust construction technique, including new foundation layer, new steel ties, continuously welded rail using the thermite process etc.) in 2013 and that's where the big $ was spent. Also, the terminal at Bingham Loop was completely rebuilt, including new track, new overhead, new platform to accommodate the low-floor Flexity's etc. Abandoning that stretch of track at this point in time would be outrageous, considering how much funding was spent there recently.
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    Streetcar News

    Thanks. The car is back in full-day service today (on 504A, which does use trolley pole, not pantos). So I presume the issue was solved.
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Correction, for the sake of accuracy: 4401 was loaded at Hillcrest on May 14, 2018. However, there was an unusual delay on CP's part, so it only left the property early in the morning on May 22. 4400 was indeed loaded on Sep. 7. 4404 was loaded on Oct. 29.
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4403 is off-property as of this morning (i.e. Wed, Feb. 20). It went up to Hillcrest yesterday evening and car 4486 has been used this morning to load it up on the CP's transporter for the trip to La Pocatiere, QC. Its last day of service was Monday, Feb. 18.
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    Streetcar News

    Double post - please delete.
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    Streetcar News

    Thanks for this! 4495 is likely on hold due to the derailment at Queen & Parliament last week. Is there any info on the status of cars 4406 & 4450? 4406 also experienced a failure of some nature on October 13 last year and has not been in service since. 4450 has been MIA since January 8.
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4573, the second production vehicle from Millhaven - was offloaded at Hillcrest this morning (i.e. Tue, Feb. 19). Car 4486 was again used to tow it off of CP's transporter. As a minor cosmetic detail, unlike the first car from Kingston (4572) which was delivered with the unit number displayed in black font numbers at the front of the car, 4573 came in with no numbers in that location at all, just like all production vehicles from Thunder Bay.
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    Streetcar News

    Thanks! However, 4430 seems fine and it appears that 4498 was the car that actually failed in service. I am being told that 4461 was used for the emergency recovery, pushing it all the way to Leslie.
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    Streetcar News

    Does anyone know what "mechanical problem" has been holding up service on Spadina at Sussex since about 5:30 this evening?
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4525 was delivered by CP to Hillcrest today in the early afternoon and was also offloaded today (i.e. Fri, Feb. 15). Considering that the long weekend is coming up and there were three cars waiting in queue to be delivered (4525, 4527 & 4573), the decision was made to offload 4525 this afternoon. This is the first afternoon unloading that I know of. Car 4525 came off the transporter around 4:30 PM. Car 4486 was at Hillcrest by 9:30 this morning. It waited until CP brought in the delivery and was then used for the tow job, just like yesterday when 4526 arrived. 4525 might spend the long weekend on hold at Hillcrest or end up being towed to Leslie, if the prelim inspection cannot be done tonight. I expect that cars 4527 & 4573 will have to wait their turn for delivery until next Tuesday at the earliest.
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4526 was offloaded at Hillcrest this morning (i.e. Thu, Feb. 14). It also seems that car 4486 has finally risen from the dead after the incident at St. Clair West Station on September 27 last year. It was used for the tow job at Hillcrest this morning.
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    Streetcar News

    Flexity cars 4461 & 4480 were both out for a spin tonight. 4461 has not seen service since the collision at Fleet & Bastion on Jan. 22 and 4480 since it derailed at Lake Shore & Kipling on Jan. 30. Both will likely be in service tomorrow morning.
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    I have it on good authority that car 4525 was at the factory gate in Thunder Bay, loaded up and ready to be shipped on the evening of Tue, Jan. 29. It was picked up by CP on Jan. 31, to be marshalled into train No. 420, which is the train that CP uses to bring the cars down to Toronto. Considering that the cars are delivered to Agincourt first, and almost two weeks have passed since the car left the factory, I had assumed it is already in Toronto - a reasonable assumption. With the ice storm last week and the snowstorm this week, all deliveries have been delayed. Considering that only one car can be delivered to Hillcrest at a time, it is not totally unexpected that the order in which the cars get to Hillcrest is not the same as the order they left the factory. Car 4526 was released from the factory a little later, on Fri, Feb. 1, it was picked up by CP the following Monday (the 4th) and yet it has reached Hillcrest first. And just to clarify - car 4526 was indeed delivered to the loading dock at Hillcrest last night, but it has not been offloaded yet. That will likely happen tomorrow (i.e. Thursday) morning.
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Thanks for the info. The freight train blocking the Hillcrest spur is still there and it has been in the same location since the ice storm hit on Tuesday overnight. I am wondering why 4526 ended up at Lambton, since deliveries from Thunder Bay are routed directly to Agincourt. I presume 4525 is still being held at Agincourt.
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