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  1. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Apparently, car 4574 crapped out during initial testing at Hillcrest yesterday and it needed to be towed to Leslie in the evening. Car 4409 was used for the tow job.
  2. ttc rider

    Streetcar News

    Thanks for the info! In other news, Flexity 4486 has returned to service for the first time today, after the overhead incident at St. Clair West on September 27 last year. Total downtime = 202 days. Flexity 4450 also returned to service today, after a 99-day absence. It was last in service on January 8. Does anyone know what happened to it?
  3. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4574 was offloaded at Hillcrest this morning (i.e. Wed, Apr. 17). Car 4505 was used to tow it off of CP's transporter.
  4. ttc rider

    TTC in the news

    Relocating the stops to the far side of most intersections allowed the creation of dedicated right-turn lanes for auto traffic, while still allowing room to repurpose the curb lane at all stops as a waiting space for streetcar passengers - which is a safer design because it allows direct boarding from the street/sidewalk without interference from auto traffic. Based on my experience, the only issue that slow things down is streetcar bunching, which still happens, but certainly much less frequently than with the old street design. The stop platforms are only long enough to accommodate one Flexity streetcar at a time, so if you have bunching, each car needs to clear the far side stop before the next car can enter the intersection and service that stop.
  5. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4540 was unloaded at Hillcrest this morning (i.e. Mon, Apr. 15). Car 4533 was used to tow it off of CP's transporter.
  6. ttc rider

    Streetcar News

    Flexity #4438 has headed to Hillcrest this morning, and is now sitting in a service bay. It has been missing for a long time, with March 7 as its last day of service. Does anyone know what the issue with this car is? Other Flexity cars physically on property and that have not been in service in a long time include 4406, 4427, 4450, 4453 & 4486.
  7. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    It was loaded up at Hillcrest on Wed, Apr. 3 for transport to Bombardier's shop in Kanona, NY. Some items have been harvested for spare parts before being sent to the US.
  8. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    It has returned to Leslie now, so it probably experienced a failure of some nature. For the sake of accuracy: 4533 was unloaded on Mar 27. Check a couple of pages back in this thread. You also happened to catch a picture of the car as it was heading to Leslie on the day of delivery. Also, can someone please correct the entry for car 4535 on the wiki page? The correct delivery date is March 25, not April 10. Thanks.
  9. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4539 was offloaded at Hillcrest this morning (i.e. Wed, Apr. 10). Car 4477 was used to tow it off of CP's transporter. In turn, car 4405 is off-property as of this morning. Car 4477 was used to push it onto the same transporter, for the trip to La Pocatiere, QC. You got the timeline wrong: 4535 delivered Mar. 25, entered service Apr. 10 -> 16 days after delivery. 4533 delivered Mar. 27, entered service Apr. 10 -> 14 days after delivery. Actually, 4401 was loaded up at Hillcrest on May 14, 2018, but it was only picked by CP early in the morning on May 22, 2018.
  10. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4405 has headed to Hillcrest this afternoon, in preparation for transport to La Pocatiere, QC for rewelding. Its last day of service was Fri, Apr. 5.
  11. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    When the original TTC order for 204 cars was placed, there was an option for up to 400 additional cars for use on both the existing lines and on all seven of the original Transit City lines. Since later on it was decided that Metrolinx will own the new LRT lines, a 300-car option was transferred to Metrolinx (of which 182 cars were ordered - and later that order itself was reduced to just 76 cars for Eglinton. After reaching an agreement with Waterloo Region, a further 28-car option was transferred to Waterloo region, which ended up ordering only 14 vehicles for the first phase of their ION LRT). This left the TTC with a 100-car add-on option on paper.
  12. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4538 was offloaded at Hillcrest this morning (i.e. Mon, Apr. 8). Car 4459 was used to tow it off of CP's transporter.
  13. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Car 4537 was unloaded at Hillcrest this morning (i.e. Fri, Apr. 5). Car 4526 was used to tow it off of CP's transporter.
  14. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    One year and a day after initial delivery, and after almost eight months in dead storage at Leslie, car 4471 is off-property as of this morning (i.e. Wed, Apr. 3). To recap - this was the last waterlogged car still on hold after the flash flooding at King & Atlantic on Aug. 7, 2018. Flexity #4511 towed it to Hillcrest early this morning. 4511 was also used to load it up on CP's railcar for transport to Kanona, NY. I am being told that in addition to the Presto equipment (which was salvaged immediately after the incident last August), some items were harvested for spare parts, including the pantograph and many of the electronic components on the roof of the car.
  15. ttc rider

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Roncesvalles has a total of 23 Flexity cars allocated at all times - however, as @Shemar pointed out these are not permanent allocations - cars are based at Leslie and rotated between Roncesvalles and Leslie depending on the scheduling of inspections and maintenance. All scheduled runs on 512 St. Clair pull out from, and run in to Roncesvalles, except one AM peak tripper (run 2), which is operated by Leslie. Unscheduled extras - if any - are operated by Leslie, as well.
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