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9 hours ago, Shaun said:

So the T1's have run exclusively on line 2 for a while now, but why is the flat wheel issue become such an issue only recently? The H6 cars would constantly slide to a stop but never had issues with flat wheels? If I'm not mistaken the wheel type of different on the H6 and T1's? Could that be part of the issue? This was not really an issue when they where on line 1, which has outdoor running as well.

Are the operators harder on the equipment, causing more flat wheel spots?

https://globalnews.ca/news/5477856/ttc-line-2-subway-vibrations-noise-update/

 

http://www.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Commission_reports_and_information/Commission_meetings/2019/July_10/Reports/9_Line_2_BD_Wheel_Flats_Update.pdf

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Not sure what T1 car this was as my friend caught this but it looks like they might start putting up these maps exclusively on Line 2. With this happening could we expect the maps on the TRs to change to exclusive line maps instead of the current system map?

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2 hours ago, CFMaster said:

Not sure what T1 car this was as my friend caught this but it looks like they might start putting up these maps exclusively on Line 2. With this happening could we expect the maps on the TRs to change to exclusive line maps instead of the current system map?

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These have been popping up since a few months ago. They're supposed to be used in conjunction with full-rail network maps placed in the portrait ad racks beside the doors but those have been rarely put in place so far. I have no idea for what's in store for Line 1.

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20 hours ago, 63 Ossington said:

These have been popping up since a few months ago. They're supposed to be used in conjunction with full-rail network maps placed in the portrait ad racks beside the doors but those have been rarely put in place so far. I have no idea for what's in store for Line 1.

I am going to say they will leave it since they have the light up device on each. 

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12 hours ago, Jonathan1007 said:

Got news line 2 extension might be a multiple stop extension instead of 1 stop.20190814_100644.thumb.jpg.34991cca8d627da1fecbaa0c91dafd7e.jpg

Welcome to 2019

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All 3 levels of government just announced plans for Yonge/Bloor station which includes capacity enhancements. They claim it includes modifications to the Line 1 platform and an additional Line 2 platform. Not sure of many details yet. Does anyone know if this additional Line 2 platform will be similar to what they did at Union Station by turning the Center platform into side platforms or something else? Either way, this is in very early stages. 

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I thought that either side of the Line 2 platform is taken up by the Bay Building? Dont they need to move the platform in order to have side platforms?

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38 minutes ago, CLRV4002 said:

All 3 levels of government just announced plans for Yonge/Bloor station which includes capacity enhancements. They claim it includes modifications to the Line 1 platform and an additional Line 2 platform. Not sure of many details yet. Does anyone know if this additional Line 2 platform will be similar to what they did at Union Station by turning the Center platform into side platforms or something else? Either way, this is in very early stages. 

I think that was the most recent concept. If I remember correctly, it was a new south platform for eastbound, and the current platform becomes westbound. There's some plans somewhere ... but I can't see anything newer than 2008 right now.

I don't think the Line 1 modifications were that significant, other than the obvious addition of stairs, escalators, and elevators.

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1 hour ago, nfitz said:

I don't think the Line 1 modifications were that significant, other than the obvious addition of stairs, escalators, and elevators.

 

It was significant in the sense that the additional vertical circulation elements also allowed for the inclusion of another 25% or so of platform space.

 

Dan

 

Edit: Most recent concept, from April of this year: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-131525.pdf

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9 hours ago, 63 Ossington said:

This was posted to Reddit today... not sure what is going on:

 

Apparently the cars are frequently pushed around McCowan Yard - they are pretty light in the grand scheme of things and thus easily moved.

 

Dan

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2 minutes ago, smallspy said:

Apparently the cars are frequently pushed around McCowan Yard - they are pretty light in the grand scheme of things and thus easily moved.

 

Dan

Dont they have a yard mule?

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12 hours ago, 63 Ossington said:

This was posted to Reddit today... not sure what is going on:

 

That's priceless!  I needed a good laugh.  That picture kind of says it all about ICTS.  Thanks for posting it.

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On 9/20/2019 at 12:22 PM, Wayside Observer said:

That's priceless!  I needed a good laugh.  That picture kind of says it all about ICTS.  Thanks for posting it.

There's nothing inherently wrong with ICTS per se. The only thing wrong here is that the SRT is on it's last legs and past its lifespan, with no realistic plan for the implementation of its replacement in the foreseeable future.

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I'm just throwing this idea out and can't remember if it was answered before.

I read Translink will retire the 95 batch of Mark Is in 2021-2024. There are exactly 20 units which consists of 5 trains of 4 sets. Why can't TTC buy this batch then refurbish it to use on Line 3 now that the Line 2 extension has been delayed?
And if it's not enough, get some from the 91 batch.

The 95 batch was not rebuilt so TTC can rebuild it to their liking and are a decade newer so it should last TTC another decade pending the completion of Line 2 extension.

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9 minutes ago, Orion V said:

I'm just throwing this idea out and can't remember if it was answered before.

I read Translink will retire the 95 batch of Mark Is in 2021-2024. There are exactly 20 units which consists of 5 trains of 4 sets. Why can't TTC buy this batch then refurbish it to use on Line 3 now that the Line 2 extension has been delayed?
And if it's not enough, get some from the 91 batch.

The 95 batch was not rebuilt so TTC can rebuild it to their liking and are a decade newer so it should last TTC another decade pending the completion of Line 2 extension.

One reason is that McCowan is overfilled as it is right now, and adding to the fleet will only make things worse. Its operating at full capacity right now.

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2 hours ago, Orion VI said:

One reason is that McCowan is overfilled as it is right now, and adding to the fleet will only make things worse. Its operating at full capacity right now.

The other being none of Translinks Mark 1 trains have a operator cabin 

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skytrain_Mk_I_in_new_Translink_livery_arriving_at_Holdom_Skytrain_station.jpg#mw-jump-to-license 

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2 hours ago, Oc4526 said:

I'm not 100% sure about this, but I believe each married pair has a cab in our fleet. What if we split our fleet and couple in a Vancouver car, so there are 2 cabs per train, (one on each end), and 2 non-cab cars in the middle? (C-V+V-C, Similar to the Crosstown design (kind of). 

 

I don't know if there are compatibility issues or whatnot, just thinking out loud. 

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