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  1. Car 4409 is back at Hillcrest as of this morning (i.e. Fri, Aug 7) after retrofits in La Pocatiere, QC were completed. That is only 147 days after leaving the property on March 13, 2020, a much quicker turnaround than any of the previous cars that went through this process. Car 4582 was used to tow it off of the transporter at Hillcrest this morning. As a side note, today Aug 7 also marks two years since the flash flooding at King & Atlantic put cars 4471 and 4478 out of commission.
  2. By my count, as of today, August 1, 102 of 204 Flexity cars are equipped with VISION, so we've reached a milestone with 50% of the fleet equipped, less than six months after installation began in early February 2020 (not including the prototype unit on car 4486, completed last fall).
  3. Both cars were equipped at Hillcrest between July 25 and July 27. Of the 20 cars originally landlocked at Hillcrest after June 21 when trackwork at Bathurst Station had begun, these were the last two to receive VISION. After trackwork at Bathurst Station was complete, change-offs between Hillcrest and the rest of the system were possible again, and 14 more cars have been equipped with VISION over the past couple of weeks. More specifically, since the July 15 update further up in this thread, cars 4403, 4408, 4429, 4432, 4435, 4438, 4439, 4441, 4442, 4446, 4447, 4448, 4470 & 4479 have been equipped with VISION. Cars 4406 & 4451 are at Hillcrest, being equipped with VISION at this time. Cars 4576 & 4582 arrived at Hillcrest yesterday and are parked outside in front of the shops, so they will probably be next to receive VISION, once work on cars 4406 & 4451 is complete. With the new board period starting tomorrow (August 2), there will be no more overnight storage at Hillcrest or at St. Clair West Station for the 512 runs, so all cars finishing service on 512 St. Clair tonight are heading straight to Leslie Barns.
  4. Thanks. I should have said "...for the remainder of the current board", since August is still technically "summer". Thanks for the correction !
  5. Since the June 19 update, 16 cars (4404, 4407, 4428, 4433, 4436, 4437, 4440, 4450, 4454, 4460, 4461, 4463, 4467, 4468, 4472 & 4475) have been equipped with VISION. All of them were landlocked at Hillcrest complex during trackwork at Bathurst Station. Cars 4408 & 4446 are at Hillcrest being equipped with VISION at this time.
  6. Bathurst St at Bloor has re-opened to streetcar traffic as of yesterday evening, so change-offs between Hillcrest complex and the rest of the system are possible again. Route 512 will remain based out of Hillcrest for the remainder of the summer board.
  7. A total of 20 cars are landlocked at Hillcrest and reserved for route 512, of which a maximum of 16 are in service Monday to Saturday, and a maximum of 12 on Sunday. 15 of them are physically stored at Hillcrest complex, with the remaining five parked at St. Clair West Stn loop overnight. Of these 20 cars, the 13 mentioned above are the only ones equipped with VISION so far, and for all of them, the installation was completed after June 21 when trackwork on Bathurst had begun. Two cars (4404 & 4472) are at Hillcrest being equipped with VISION at this time. The remaining five cars (4403, 4436, 4446, 4470 & 4479) do not have VISION installed yet.
  8. Car 4412 was finally loaded up for transport to La Pocatiere this morning (i.e. Thu, July 9). Car 4463 was used to load it up onto the railcar transporter at Hillcrest. The last day of service for car 4412 was Tue, Jun 9 - exactly one month ago - on 501 Queen, and due to the ongoing trackwork at Bathurst Station, it has been sitting in storage at Hillcrest since Wed, Jun 17. To recap, the following cars are off-property at the moment: 4409, 4410, 4411, 4412, 4415, 4417 & 4418 - for welding repairs/retrofits in La Pocatiere, QC 4471 & 4478 - in Thunder Bay due to flood damage
  9. Car 4414 is back at Hillcrest as of this morning (i.e. Tue, Jun. 30, 2020), after 298 days off-property. Its last day of service was Fri, Aug. 2, 2019 and it was loaded up for transport to La Pocatiere on Fri, Sep. 6, 2019. After car 4410 was loaded up at Hillcrest yesterday, CP has picked it up last night, and they delivered car 4414 instead. Car 4414 was offloaded at Hillcrest this morning, with car 4412 being used to tow it off of the railcar transporter.
  10. Car 4410 is off-property for re-welding as of this morning (i.e. Mon, June 29, 2020). Car 4412 was used to load it onto the railcar transporter for the trip to La Pocatiere. The last day of service for car 4410 was Tue, June 9, 2020 on 501 Queen and it has been in storage at Hillcrest since Fri, June 19, 2020.
  11. Car 4418 has finally been picked by CP on Friday, so it is on its way to QC. Cars 4410 & 4412 are at the edge of the loading ramp at Hillcrest, awaiting to be loaded up for the trip to La Pocatiere, with car 4410 set to go first. CP has delivered another empty transporter to Hillcrest, so car 4410 will probably be loaded up tomorrow (Monday, June 29).
  12. Car 4418 is off-property as of Monday morning, June 22. It was loaded up onto the railcar transporter at Hillcrest using car 4410; however, it has not been picked up by CP as of tonight. The last day of service for car 4418 was Thursday, June 11 on 501 Queen, and it has been at Hillcrest since Tuesday, June 16. Cars 4410 & 4412 are next in line to be sent to La Pocatiere, awaiting at the edge of the loading ramp at Hillcrest, with car 4410 set to go first. Car 4400 also took exactly 49 days to re-commission after returning from QC, but at 386 days out of service, car 4407 has had the second shortest total downtime of all the cars sent to QC for retrofits so far (with only car 4405 being sidelined for a shorter overall period). To recap (dates for car 4407): Previous day in service: June 2, 2019 Sent to QC: June 7, 2019 Returned to Hillcrest: May 5, 2020 Total time off-property: 333 days Re-entered service: June 23, 2020 (49 days after re-delivery) Total downtime: 386 days.
  13. The Wiki is correct, in that car 4417 was physically loaded onto the railcar transporter at Hillcrest and therefore off TTC property last Friday, June 12. However, CP took their time and only picked up the shipment from Hillcrest yesterday. There is more on the topic in the Bombardier Flexity deliveries thread.
  14. That depends on how trackwork around Bathurst Station progresses. On paper, this should last throughout the summer board period, with normal service resuming in September. In practice, the track replacement project itself will be completed sooner, so the track will be usable again for vehicle change-offs with the rest of the system at some point in the summer. This should not have an impact on cars entering service, because route 512 St. Clair will run normally throughout the summer, with a fleet of cars landlocked at Hillcrest. However, it may have an impact on movements to and from QC, (if any) this summer. They may need to ship by flatbed truck directly to, and from Leslie, at least for part of the trip. This has been done a couple of times in the past.
  15. 4400 was sent to Ottawa for climate testing on July 22, 2013. Perhaps someone can add this date to the wiki entry, as well. Retrofits were then completed in Thunder Bay and the car was back on property on July 4, 2014. That is correct. It was towed to Hillcrest on Sunday, two days prior and left the property on March 20, 2018. This should be added to the wiki as well, for the sake of completion. 4466 was indeed the car with the damaged pole in transit, but 4406 had another issue of its own. It failed in service while on 512 St. Clair on Oct. 13, 2018 and sat idle at Leslie for 200 days before being sent off to La Pocatiere on May 1, 2019 for re-welding/retrofit. 4407 is indeed being equipped with VISION. In other news, 4417 has finally left the property. With reduced service requirements for the next few months and Hillcrest being cut off from the rest of the network starting this Sunday, more cars are being sent to La Pocatiere. Cars 4410 & 4418 are at the edge of the loading ramp, awaiting to be loaded onto railcar transporters for the trip to La Pocatiere, with car 4418 positioned to go first. After car 4417 had finally been picked up yesterday, CP has delivered another empty transporter to Hillcrest, so car 4418 will probably be loaded up next Monday (June 22).
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