British Columbia Rapid Transit Company 700/800 series
|Model||ICTS Mark I|
|Built at||Kingston, Ontario|
|Formation||6 cars per set (occasionally 4 per set)|
2 cars per unit set (semi-permanent)
BC Transit (1995–1999)
Rapid Transit Company
|Doors||2 per side|
|Top speed||90 km/h (design)|
80 km/h (service)
|Electrification||650 V DC|
|Traction motor||3 phase AC linear motors|
|Safety system||Thales SelTrac S40 (ATC)|
SkyTrain 137-156 are Bombardier ICTS Mark I units built in 1995 in Kingston, Ontario. They run exclusively on the Expo Line in 6 car sets and may be coupled with other Mark I cars from other build years.
They originally featured door buttons, but were removed shortly upon delivery. The buttons were either covered up with a plate and or disconnected.
All were repainted from the BC Transit livery to the sweep shortly after the handover of ownership to TransLink.
Other than minor interior and exterior works, these cars have yet to be refurbished and are not part of the current refurbishment project that is currently ongoing for the 1984 and 1985 Mark I cars. These cars did not have their interior lights retrofitted in 2011 to LEDs as part of an initial refurbishment project.
As these cars did not undergo any major refurbishments, it is speculated that this batch along with the Mark I cars ordered in 1991 may be retired between 2021 and 2024, when a new order of Mark III cars meant to replace some Mark I cars arrive. However, there are no confirmed reports as to which Mark I cars will be retired first.
Trains operate in 6 car sets, or 3 groups of 2 car semi-permanent married sets. Sets can be coupled with other Mark I pairs from other build years.
|137-156||30 - American Seating Innovator 850|
5 - Fold down
|Set||Fleet number||Thumbnail||Paint||Build date||Notes|
- TWICE "LIKEY" M/V Youtube.com, retrieved 30-10-2017