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TTC Electric Bus Deliveries

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Green- delivered, in service

Black- delivered, not in service

Red- not delivered

New Flyer XE40:

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0/20 delivered, 0/20 in service.

BYD K9M:

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0/20 delivered, 0/20 in service.

Proterra Catalyst BE40:

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0/20 delivered, 0/20 in service.

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2 hours ago, transportationtoronto said:

Interesting how they're going straight to a high volume route like the 35. Looks like they're expecting these to work like a charm which I don't see happening...

From a test and evaluation standpoint, it makes sense to put them on a high volume demanding route.  Jane also has some pretty good hills, too, in addition to the heavy loading.  The whole purpose of testing and evaluating these buses is to determine what their operating characteristics are like and what their limitations are so a lightly used line with easy terrain and short service hours is an environment pretty much any bus will do well in but it isn't one that you'll learn a whole lot about the performance envelope etc. from.  Remember, you don't learn very much when everything goes right.

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1 hour ago, Wayside Observer said:

Remember, you don't learn very much when everything goes right.

I predict the TTC is about to learn a whole lot, more than they would ever want to know, about electric buses very soon.

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On 4/10/2019 at 1:33 AM, WoodbineSecondExit said:

I predict the TTC is about to learn a whole lot, more than they would ever want to know, about electric buses very soon.

Especially with BYD buses. 

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3 hours ago, Someguy3071 said:

Especially with BYD buses. 

I'll laugh if they come out on top. Since I have no faith in this technology, I don't have an opinion on any of them.

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3 hours ago, Orion VI said:

Any word on when these buses can be expected to start delivery?

The XE40's and the K9M's were scheduled to be delivered by Q1 2019 but looks like that has been pushed back.

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On 4/12/2019 at 2:55 AM, Xtrazsteve said:

I'll laugh if they come out on top. Since I have no faith in this technology, I don't have an opinion on any of them.

I'd say that's probably unlikely. Janitors at New Flyer could put a better bus together. 

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1 hour ago, Andythagiant said:

I see they went back to InSight seats. They should’ve stuck with the Gemini seats.

That sucks. The Gemini seats are so comfortable.

All in all it's a really good looking bus but I notice the 3 digit run box. I dont see us making much use from the extra digit...

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7 minutes ago, transportationtoronto said:

That sucks. The Gemini seats are so comfortable.

All in all it's a really good looking bus but I notice the 3 digit run box. I dont see us making much use from the extra digit...

Think of it: they could put a fancy zero in front!

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Nice to see Flyer back in Toronto. I'm sure there will be lots of photos appearing some how before going into service if you catch the drift.

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2 minutes ago, ttcrecr said:

Lol weren't BYD disasters in Albuquerque. I predict these things will die in the winter. 

 

Like DIE.

Look at Edmonton's BYD tests

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I'm surprised the TTC went frameless windows for the XE40s. I wonder what the factor went into making that decision.

In either case, this will certainly be a nice change from NovaBus which i personally detest for various reasons.

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40 minutes ago, lip said:

I'm surprised the TTC went frameless windows for the XE40s. I wonder what the factor went into making that decision.

In either case, this will certainly be a nice change from NovaBus which i personally detest for various reasons.

The LFS in Toronto was one of those yay wow moments. But now there are so many of each model there, the excitement goes away.

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^To be honest I dont care that there are X different bus models operating in Toronto, the thing that bothers me the most is that we got such a large quantity of a quacked up bus (Nova's) to say.

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47 minutes ago, lip said:

I'm surprised the TTC went frameless windows for the XE40s. I wonder what the factor went into making that decision.

I'm curious as to what the weight difference is between framed and non-framed; those full size panes have to be pretty porky...and more expensive...

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