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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.

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21 hours ago, ttc rider said:

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.

That even faster than BBD 19 week turn around plan. Sounds like the car bypass Kingston that has add extra time to the shipping time. Lets see if TTC will be spending more time getting the car ready for service compare to other cars so far with this change.

4414 GPS still has the system outside of Toronto.

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On ‎8‎/‎8‎/‎2020 at 7:48 AM, drum118 said:

4414 GPS still has the system outside of Toronto.

Car 4414 has left Hillcrest just after 1:30 PM this afternoon following installation of the VISION system and should be back at Leslie now. It had been at Hillcrest since last Wednesday.

 

On ‎8‎/‎8‎/‎2020 at 7:48 AM, drum118 said:

That even faster than BBD 19 week turn around plan.

Not quite, since 147 days is 21 weeks.

Also, you may recall that the 19 week estimate was supposed to reflect the total downtime for each car (that is, the total number of days that the car would be out of service), not an estimate of the time that each car would be physically off TTC property.

More specifically, those 19 weeks were supposed to include:

2 weeks for transport from Toronto to La Pocatiere

12 weeks for re-welding/retrofits

2 weeks for return transport from La Pocatiere to Toronto

3 weeks for testing after re-delivery in preparation for re-commissioning.

So, in conclusion, that target has not been reached yet. The shortest downtime so far was for car 4408, but even that took 377 days, so more than one year.

Nonetheless, 21 weeks is a significantly shorter turnaround than what we have seen in the past.

 

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4414 has reenter service on 512 after arriving July 1st by truck. If it wasn't for having the VISION install, it would have been the fastest returning car to reenter service

4409 was out yesterday on 509 doing testing.

Is the next car 4411 going to be delivery like 4409, or was 4409 was an odd ball?? 4411 was loaded May 05 2020,  follow by 4415 on May 27.

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An surprisingly vacant Lambton Yard this morning on my way into work.  Spotted 44?7 behind the only other freight train in the yard.  North side by Runnymede if someone want to see for themselves.  Didn't get a clear view of the number on account of said freight train!

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On 8/28/2020 at 9:46 AM, Gil said:

Spotted 44?7 behind the only other freight train in the yard.  North side by Runnymede if someone want to see for themselves.  Didn't get a clear view of the number on account of said freight train!

That would be 4427 on its way to Quebec. I will post am update re. recent Flexity movements soon.

 

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Is 4409 up at Hillcrest getting VISION install as it hasn't been tracking for days??? Been 33 days since it return from QC and only done one day of road testing that I know of.

Will we see 4471 and 4478 this year as they are months over due??

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4409 finally has started testing again after 38 days after its first test. Currently westbound on Queen At Spadina.

Note: It was a short testing as it sitting on the yard service track and no idea when it got there.

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