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Apparently there are ALRVs on the 509 this weekend. I saw 4216 IIRC last night at Fleet and 4214, 4224 and 4244 appear to be out today according to the Sammdot tracker. Is this going to be a regular thing, or is it just because of the NBA thing this weekend?

Starting this period up to 6 runs on 509 are now in the 50 series intended for low floors. ALRVs will operate on 509 LFLRV runs when LFLRV are not available, which will be for a while yet. Minimum 2 LFLRV on 509.

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ALRVs will operate on 509 LFLRV runs when LFLRV are not available, which will be for a while yet. Minimum 2 LFLRV on 509.

But for the time being, is that the best use for the ALRV's though?

When Spadina was still officially "high-floor" and not enough new streetcars were available to cover all of the LFLRV-designated runs, they had CLRV's assigned to those runs instead. The ALRV's only starting showing up on Spadina last month, when the route officially converted to "low-floor only". It makes sense to now run the larger ALRV's on Spadina, since every ALRV technically replaces a Flexity, and there are only a maximum of 14 runs in service, instead of 21, which used to be the case before the official "low-floor" conversion.

But why have ALRV's on Harbourfront? The only thing that changed this board period was the run number assignment. The total number of runs in service at any given time is not changing, there may be 6 LFLRV runs now, but in practice there are still 2 LFLRV's assigned to the route, so you're simply increasing capacity by replacing CLRV's with ALRV's. Meanwhile, there are now lots of CLRV's on 501 Queen running on ALRV headways, to compensate for the ALRV's displaced from 501 onto 509/510.

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Nope, same number of runs as during the previous board at all times of the week.

Anyway, the discussion is probably moot. There were no ALRV's at all on the 509 today. Perhaps it was just a two-day experiment for future reference.

There was the NBA all star weekend where they expected more riders to take transit on the 509 but the weather probably drove people off the streets.

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Any idea if 4402 is still in Aurora or has it made it to Hillcrest?

Considering that none of the Flexitys have or will pass through Aurora when travelling between Toronto and Thunder Bay, it's fair to say that it was a glitch in the system.

Edit: Well, the Bala sub does clip the south-east corner of Aurora. So it's possible that one might if there is a derailment south of Parry Sound. But, seeing as there hasn't been any recently, my comment about it being a glitch in the system still stands.

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Considering that none of the Flexitys have or will pass through Aurora when travelling between Toronto and Thunder Bay, it's fair to say that it was a glitch in the system.

Edit: Well, the Bala sub does clip the south-east corner of Aurora. So it's possible that one might if there is a derailment south of Parry Sound. But, seeing as there hasn't been any recently, my comment about it being a glitch in the system still stands.

On top of that, it is impossible to track the units while they are in transit. The batteries are disconnected while in transit, so the GPS system is deactivated as well.

Dan

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On top of that, it is impossible to track the units while they are in transit. The batteries are disconnected while in transit, so the GPS system is deactivated as well.

Dan

Well, there's always the possibility of a "You dun goofed!" situation when it comes to disconnecting the batteries for shipping. But we're getting deep into a highly unlikely set of circumstances to come up with an alternative explanation to a simple glitch with that one.

does not the M-1s travel CP from Thunder Bay to West Toronto and thus on the MacTier Sub

They do and to add to what Dan said, it is theoretically possible for one to travel down the Newmarket sub so that it passes through the heart of Aurora. However, the circumstances required for that to happen are so unlikely that you would be laughed at if you considered it beyond a simple thought experiment.

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We know one thing, 4402 (or the TRUMP unit) was recently powered on somewhere around Ontario.

I was under the impression that TRUMP communicated on a particular frequency specific to the TTC system, to a TTC specific receiver that can make sense of the signal. In that case, powering up a streetcar in some random Ontario location won't do anything because its signal won't make it to any receiver to be picked up.

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