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Did one of the PCC cars run today ? I’ve seen some posts on Instagram and Twitter and saw it at Russell Carhouse earlier 

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36 minutes ago, CLRV4002 said:

Did one of the PCC cars run today ? I’ve seen some posts on Instagram and Twitter and saw it at Russell Carhouse earlier 

Yes. I think it was a private charter. A friend spotted it at Distillery

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On 6/1/2019 at 11:23 PM, Kelvin3157 said:

Yes. I think it was a private charter. A friend spotted it at Distillery

Since you mentioned the PCC down at Distillery, here’s a picture from Saturday.

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2 hours ago, CLRV4002 said:

Flexity 4464 derailed at King & University. Partially on sidewalk. I believe it collided with an SUV as well 

Streetcar derailment - CBC

That’s how CBC is reporting it. There’s an impressive photograph that must’ve been taken out one of the office building windows showing the derailed streetcar from above partway down the article.

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2 hours ago, CLRV4002 said:

Flexity 4464 derailed at King & University. Partially on sidewalk. I believe it collided with an SUV as well 

 

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We’ve all seen pictures of 4464 derailed but are there any pictures of the SUV that collided with it?  I’m curious to see what the damage to the automobile was.

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Wondering where your posts are? They have been removed. You have derailed a thread about a derailment. Please keep posts on topic.

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15 hours ago, TTC T6H-5307N 2252 said:

Any update on 4471 and 4478?

They've been sent to Bombardier's facility in New York state.


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3 hours ago, CLRV4002 said:

PCC 4549 spotted by someone on Parliament today. It’s currently sitting in the middle of the yard at Russell Carhouse 

Yeah, I posted a photo of it on the sightings thread - 

 

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As of now, there are no Flexities on the 501L and it’s 100% CLRV. Over the past few weeks regularly 2-3 flexities run on there. 

I’d say they’re either preparing for next week by operating the 501L with CLRVs so low floors can be freed up for Bathurst or the cars are needed somewhere else currently 

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18 minutes ago, CLRV4002 said:

As of now, there are no Flexities on the 501L and it’s 100% CLRV. Over the past few weeks regularly 2-3 flexities run on there. 

I’d say they’re either preparing for next week by operating the 501L with CLRVs so low floors can be freed up for Bathurst or the cars are needed somewhere else currently 

I thought they are going to make 501 Neville Humber 100% Flexity before having 511 use them?

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1 hour ago, Cityflyer said:

I thought they are going to make 501 Neville Humber 100% Flexity before having 511 use them?

There have been so many deployment plans, that it's hard to keep track.

But I think the latest was in the CEO's report for the May 8 2019 TTC meeting which said:

"Subsequent routes for streetcar deployment will be: 511 Bathurst (summer 2019), 501 Queen (Long Branch Loop to Humber Loop, fall 2019), 506 Carlton (late 2019), and 505 Dundas (spring 2020). Low-floor streetcar service on Kingston Road will be introduced in 2020 following a review of streetcar services as part of our Five-Year Service Plan."

The 501 (central) deployment should be achieved with the next board, on Sunday June 22. So we may start seeing Flexities on 511 as early as Sunday.

(edit ... of course 511 has had Flexities before -  511 was partially, and on some days, even before the CNE, entirely Flexity, starting with the August 5, 2018 board, until it was replaced by bus on Labour Day weekend)

 

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Regarding the Flexity allocation, the schedule for the June board calls for:

113 cars in AM peak,

94 during weekday midday

111 in PM peak

112 on Saturdays (afternoon)

94 on Sundays (afternoon).

This compares with the following (based on my daily observations) for the current board period:

~110-111 in AM peak

~90 during weekday midday

~104-105 in PM peak

99 on Saturdays (afternoon)

95-96 on Sundays (afternoon).

So with some modest increases in the number of new cars on the road in most operating periods starting next week, I think it is virtually guaranteed that some Flexities will be deployed on 511 Bathurst, especially on Sundays. I wouldn't be surprised if all runs on Sundays are operated with Flexities, since only 10 cars are needed in total.

Weekdays and Saturdays are a different story. I suspect most service will be run with CLRV's on those days, at least for a few more weeks until extra cars are delivered and commissioned.

 

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4 hours ago, nfitz said:

(edit ... of course 511 has had Flexities before -  511 was partially, and on some days, even before the CNE, entirely Flexity, starting with the August 5, 2018 board, until it was replaced by bus on Labour Day weekend)

Looking back at my dispatch records, I have two cars (4430 & 4460) deployed on 511 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 (last Sunday of Feb. 2018 board) and then at least a few cars showing up consistently every Sunday starting with the April 2018 board, gradually increasing to having essentially 100% Flexity service every Sunday by June 2018 continuing until Labour Day. Of course, that was discontinued when the bus replacement began in September 2018.

However, looking back further, I have 11-Jul-2015 as the very first day of Flexity operation on 511 Bathurst (during the special 2-week board period for the Pan AM games).

The very first day of 100% Flexity service on 511 throughout the day was Sunday, 4-Jun-2017, after the first period of bus replacement due to streetcar shortage (which lasted from Nov. 2016 to May 2017).

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