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  1. nfitz

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    I'd think that's just Transee's programming guessing on the type of vehicle from the number. Their data comes from Nextbus ... and there's no indication I see on the Nextbus data feed showing the vehicle type: http://webservices.nextbus.com/service/publicXMLFeed?command=vehicleLocation&a=ttc&v=4500&t=0 4500 has been around for the PCC for a long time. But I've never seen live data from it before. Nor does the PCC usually sit at Leslie Barn - https://www.transsee.ca/fleetfind?a=ttc&q=4500-4500&Go=Go&refresh=11#MapMain
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Wasn't this all that accomplished at Russell without having to close it for over 2-years? The track work at least. I've missed the scope of all this. Is there a good document somewhere? Are the replacing some of the ancient buildings?
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Gosh, I hadn't realised the work was that extensive there. I thought is was closing for months, not years!
  4. nfitz

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    The flood-damaged cars from the King Street subway near Atlantic Avenue flooding. They announced they are being shipped to a New York facility for repairs. Did you forget to answer the question? Why the rudeness?
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    I haven't peered in lately, but there seemed to be a fair number of CLRVs and ALRVs parked there at one point. Though not seeing much on the tracker - only 4078 for sure (perhaps 4001). Gosh, Russell must be packed at night! When does Roncs reopen?
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    TTC in the news

    I said what I meant!
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    The schedule in the TTC report is only to have 15 cars enter service during the third quarter. 14 cars have already entered service (from 4483 through 4496), so they should achieve the Q3 target easily. And possibly even catch up on the 3 they are behind from Q1 and Q2. Though the 21--cars in service for Q4 is going to be an ambitious target.
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    TTC in the news

    Surely, what's being screwed is the Toronto taxpayer, given that they are paying to run this subway line in York Region - for which the ridership estimates were based on the long-standing assumption that transit would no longer be entering into York Unionversity!
  9. Given the gridlock that would create, it might face a constitutional challenge based on mobility rights!
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Have 4471 and 4478 been shipped to the USA yet? Gosh, a lot of travelling for some of these cars. I can't think examples over the years of non-retired TTC-owned vehicles leaving town. Did the 1980 loan of CLRVs to Boston use TTC-owned vehicles, or were they still the property of UTDC at the time? Were cars shipped out of town for repairs historically? The only thing close that jumps to mind is the 1980s rebuild of PCC 4601 (aka 4512) in Kingston. (though Bombardier still owns 4401 AFAIK - and 4400/4402 when they were shipped to Ottawa and Thunder Bay)
  11. Wow, I didn't know that. That would makes a freedom of information request regarding TIFF communications and lobbying of city officials interesting! I wonder if she is registered as a lobbyist. Nope ... no sign.
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    TTC in the news

    Wrong might be an overstatement. While there are always reasons, I think it's hard to argue that programs such as the streetcar switches haven't gotten issues that are 100% money related.
  13. 7 of them are out today (12:50 pm) on 501 (Labour Day) according to Transee. 4215, 4217, 4221, 4226, 4228, 4240, and 4249. All were out at some point last month except 4228. 4228 hadn't appeared for months, as far as I know - though was on the list of 19 that I noted had tracked recently on July 2. Revisiting that list of 19 (4203, 4204, 4207, 4212, 4214, 4215, 4216, 4217, 4224, 4225, 4228, 4229, 4230, 4236, 4237, 4240, 4242, 4243, and 4249). Add 4200, 4221, and 4226 but subtract 4203, 4212, 4214, 4216, 4224, 4225, 4229, and 4237. So only 14 tracking (4200, 4204, 4207, 4215, 4217, 4221, 4226, 4228, 4230, 4236, 4240, 4242, 4243, and 4249) ... and 4236 hasn't been seen for a couple of days.
  14. I never found using the 25 bus was difficult before it. But my commute changed to the 506 about when NextBus started - and I honestly don't know how I'd manage without it - especially when 20--minute 506 gaps were so common before they finally fixed the schedule a couple of years ago ... It's still frustrating - but less frustrating when I can sit at home and wait comfortably ... or just take another route home. Of course, that 5:06 pm announcement was fake news - it was still all messed up well after 6 pm. They announced it was fixed again about 8:30 pm yesterday (Monday) ... after being down since Sunday evening.
  15. nfitz

    TTC Service Changes

    For now at least. On the plus side, it likely makes for much more frequent service down Sumach/Cherry and Dufferin. Hopefully there'll still be good frequency coming up Broadview I still with they'd add a westbound stop coming out of Distillery Loop at Sumach - there's been a few times I've been on a westbound 501, and there hasn't been a 504 coming near Broadview, so I've gotten off at Sumach/Queen and walked the very short walk to Sumach/King ... but of course you have to walk all the way to Sackville ...
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