Toronto Transit Commission 5810-5935

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Interior layout of 5810-5935 before rebuild.

Toronto Transit Commission 5810-5935 were Can-Car Rail H6 class subway cars built and delivered between April 1986 and December 1989. All cars were based at Greenwood their entire service lives, and therefore only provide service on the Bloor-Danforth line. The contract for these cars was awarded on December 30, 1983 at a unit price of $1,147,500. The first cars were completed in February 1986, and after tests and troubleshooting, entered service on May 26, 1987.

Changes from the H5 cars included door threshold and coupler heaters, overhead heating, more PA speakers (14 per car), Brush traction motors, CIR DC motor driven compressor, and interior colour scheme. The H6 cars had a paler interior colour scheme with beige flooring and light orange and off-white seat inserts that alternated throughout the car. The TTC eventually phased out the off-white inserts. One pair, 5840-5841, received brown fibreglass seat inserts as a trial in 1999, however these were since replaced during overhaul. The H6 cars would be the last to be delivered without door chimes (which were retrofitted to most of the subway fleet between 1993 and 1994).

The entire series was overhauled at Greenwood Shops between circa 2005 and 2008. They had their motor alternator sets replaced with static converter units which were found to be more reliable.[1] The most noticeable changes from a passenger perspective were the omission of the black paint around the class lights (some cars have the incandescent lights replaced with LEDs) and the replacement of the padded vinyl inserts with unpadded synthetic inserts. A wheelchair area set up like that on the T1 was also added to the cars.

On May 6, 2010, city council approved the purchase of an additional 186 TR cars which would allow for the replacement of the H6 cars.[2]

In 2009, the TTC was approached by a company interested in negotiating a potential purchase of the H5 and H6 cars. The company intended to reuse the cars for a transit system "in another jurisdiction".[3] The parties involved remained undisclosed until May 2011 when media outlets reported on a visit of Nigerian officials to the TTC to inspect the system and future surplus H5 and H6 cars. These cars would have been used on Lagos' under-construction light rail system,[4]. Ultimately, 75 H5 cars were acquired for the project, while the remaining H5 cars and all H6s were scrapped.

It is worth noting that in the last year or two of H6 operation a renumbering or two took place, with one or two cars assuming a new identity and mated to what would be its "normal" mated pair car. An example would be the original 5847 retiring for whatever reason, and 5831 being renumbered 5847 (the second use of this number, or 5847(:2)) and mated to 5846 to run in service. This was possibly done to keep a set in service without making any repairs to a car that has undergone a major failure, thus the car that experienced a major failure would be retired, and a "good" car that was either previously retired or otherwise would be renumbered and mated with the existing married pair car. Known occurrences are noted separately in the Renumbered Units list below.

The final H6 train, composed of cars (from west to east) 5858-5859-5908-5909(:2)-5899-5898, made its farewell run on June 20, 2014 with one full trip along the Bloor-Danforth line in the late morning. The train entered service at approximately 10:00am at Greenwood Station. With that, all the original "H" series cars would be retired from revenue service (though some H1 and H4 cars lived on as work cars).

Motor Seating Destination sign
Brush Traction TMC 2072A 76 Otaco Seating Innovator Rollsign

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date Serial Division Status/Disposal Notes
5810 1986 84-75-1442 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5811 1986 84-75-1443 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5812 1986 84-75-1444 Greenwood Retired
by end of 2013
5813 1986 84-75-1445 Greenwood Retired
by end of 2013
5814 1986 84-75-1446 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5815 1986 84-75-1447 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5816 1986-1989 84-75-1448 Greenwood Retired
by end of 2013
5817 1986-1989 84-75-1449 Greenwood Retired
by end of 2013
5818 1986-1989 84-75-1450 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5819 1986-1989 84-75-1451 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5820 1986-1989 84-75-1452 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5821 1986-1989 84-75-1453 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5822 1986-1989 84-75-1454 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5823 Toronto Transit Commission 5823-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1455 Greenwood Retired
by January 2014
5824 1986-1989 84-75-1456 Greenwood
Retired
in 2014

  • Sold to Juxta Productions for scrap value.
  • Cut in half in Hamilton, and sent back to Toronto to promote the movie Godzilla.
  • Used in Godzilla street advertisement at Yonge and Elm, in May 2014.
5825 1986-1989 84-75-1457 Greenwood
Retired
in 2014
5826 1986-1989 84-75-1458 Greenwood Retired
by in 2013
5827 1986-1989 84-75-1459 Greenwood Retired
by in 2013
5828 1986-1989 84-75-1460 Greenwood Retired
December 2013
5829 1986-1989 84-75-1461 Greenwood Retired
December 2013
5830 1986-1989 84-75-1462 Greenwood Retired
by May 2013
5831 1986-1989 84-75-1463 Greenwood
Renumbered to 5847(:2) by May 2013, mated to 5846 (see renumbered units)
5832 1986-1989 84-75-1464 Greenwood Retired
5833 1986-1989 84-75-1465 Greenwood Retired
5834 1986-1989 84-75-1466 Greenwood Retired
December 2013
5835 1986-1989 84-75-1467 Greenwood Retired
December 2013
5836 1986-1989 84-75-1468 Greenwood Retired
5837 1986-1989 84-75-1469 Greenwood Retired
5838 1986-1989 84-75-1470 Greenwood Retired
5839 1986-1989 84-75-1471 Greenwood Retired
5840 1986-1989 84-75-1472 Greenwood Retired
5841 Toronto Transit Commission 5841-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1473 Greenwood Retired Black paint not removed on class lights.
5842 1986-1989 84-75-1474 Greenwood Retired
5843 1986-1989 84-75-1475 Greenwood Retired
5844 1986-1989 84-75-1476 Greenwood Retired
5845 1986-1989 84-75-1477 Greenwood Retired
5846 1986-1989 84-75-1478 Greenwood Retired
5847(:1) Toronto Transit Commission 5847-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1479 Greenwood
Retired
by May 2013

Replaced by 5847(:2) (see renumbered units)

5848 1986-1989 84-75-1480 Greenwood Retired
5849 1986-1989 84-75-1481 Greenwood Retired
5850 1986-1989 84-75-1482 Greenwood Retired
5851 1986-1989 84-75-1483 Greenwood Retired
5852 1986-1989 84-75-1484 Greenwood Retired
5853 1986-1989 84-75-1485 Greenwood Retired
5854 1986-1989 84-75-1486 Greenwood Retired
5855 1986-1989 84-75-1487 Greenwood Retired
5856 1986-1989 84-75-1488 Greenwood Retired
5857 1986-1989 84-75-1489 Greenwood Retired Derailed at Kennedy Station on February 4, 2008.
5858 1986-1989 84-75-1490 Greenwood Retired
June 20, 2014
5859 1986-1989 84-75-1491 Greenwood Retired
June 20, 2014
5860 1986-1989 84-75-1492 Greenwood Retired
5861 1986-1989 84-75-1493 Greenwood Retired
5862 1986-1989 84-75-1494 Greenwood Retired
5863 1986-1989 84-75-1495 Greenwood Retired
5864 1986-1989 84-75-1496 Greenwood Retired
5865 1986-1989 84-75-1497 Greenwood Retired
5866 1986-1989 84-75-1498 Greenwood Retired
5867 Toronto Transit Commission 5867-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1499 Greenwood Retired
5868 1986-1989 84-75-1500 Greenwood Retired
5869 1986-1989 84-75-1501 Greenwood Retired
5870 1986-1989 84-75-1502 Greenwood Retired
5871 1986-1989 84-75-1503 Greenwood Retired
5872 1986-1989 84-75-1504 Greenwood Retired
5873 1986-1989 84-75-1505 Greenwood Retired
5874 1986-1989 84-75-1506 Greenwood Retired
5875 1986-1989 84-75-1507 Greenwood Retired
5876 1986-1989 84-75-1508 Greenwood Retired
5877 1986-1989 84-75-1509 Greenwood Retired
5878 Toronto Transit Commission 5878-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1510 Greenwood Retired
5879 1986-1989 84-75-1511 Greenwood Retired
5880 1986-1989 84-75-1512 Greenwood Retired
5881 1986-1989 84-75-1513 Greenwood Retired
5882 1986-1989 84-75-1514 Greenwood Retired
5883 1986-1989 84-75-1515 Greenwood Retired
5884 1986-1989 84-75-1516 Greenwood Retired
5885 1986-1989 84-75-1517 Greenwood Retired
5886 1986-1989 84-75-1518 Greenwood Retired
5887 1986-1989 84-75-1519 Greenwood Retired
5888 1986-1989 84-75-1520 Greenwood Retired
5889 1986-1989 84-75-1521 Greenwood Retired
5890 Toronto Transit Commission 5890-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1522 Greenwood Retired
5891 1986-1989 84-75-1523 Greenwood Retired
5892 Toronto Transit Commission 5892-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1524 Greenwood Retired
5893 1986-1989 84-75-1525 Greenwood
Renumbered to 5909(:2) sometime in 2014 or possibly 2013 (see renumbered units).
5894 Toronto Transit Commission 5894-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1526 Greenwood Retired
5895 1986-1989 84-75-1527 Greenwood Retired
5896 1986-1989 84-75-1528 Greenwood Retired
5897 1986-1989 84-75-1529 Greenwood Retired
5898 Toronto Transit Commission 5898-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1530 Greenwood Retired
June 20, 2014
5899 1986-1989 Greenwood Retired
June 20, 2014
84-75-1531
5900 1986-1989 84-75-1532 Greenwood Retired
5901 1986-1989 84-75-1533 Greenwood Retired
5902 1986-1989 84-75-1534 Greenwood Retired
5903 1986-1989 84-75-1535 Greenwood Retired
5904 1986-1989 84-75-1536 Greenwood Retired
5905 1986-1989 84-75-1537 Greenwood Retired
5906 1986-1989 84-75-1538 Greenwood Retired
5907 1986-1989 84-75-1539 Greenwood Retired
5908 1986-1989 84-75-1540 Greenwood Retired
June 20, 2014
5909 1986-1989 84-75-1541 Greenwood
Retired

Replaced by 5909(:2) sometime in 2014 or possibly 2013 (see renumbered units).

5910 1986-1989 84-75-1542 Greenwood Retired
5911 1986-1989 84-75-1543 Greenwood Retired
5912 1986-1989 84-75-1544 Greenwood Retired
5913 1986-1989 84-75-1545 Greenwood Retired
5914 1986-1989 84-75-1546 Greenwood Retired
5915 1986-1989 84-75-1547 Greenwood Retired
5916 Toronto Transit Commission 5915-a.jpg 1986-1989 84-75-1548 Greenwood Retired
5917 1986-1989 84-75-1549 Greenwood Retired
5918 1986-1989 84-75-1550 Greenwood Retired
5919 1986-1989 84-75-1551 Greenwood Retired
5920 1986-1989 84-75-1552 Greenwood Retired
5921 1986-1989 84-75-1553 Greenwood Retired
5922 1986-1989 84-75-1554 Greenwood Retired
5923 1986-1989 84-75-1555 Greenwood Retired
5924 1986-1989 84-75-1556 Greenwood Retired
5925 1986-1989 84-75-1557 Greenwood Retired
5926 1986-1989 84-75-1558 Greenwood Retired
5927 1986-1989 84-75-1559 Greenwood Retired
5928 1986-1989 84-75-1560 Greenwood Retired
5929 1986-1989 84-75-1561 Greenwood Retired
5930 1986-1989 84-75-1562 Greenwood Retired
5931 1986-1989 84-75-1563 Greenwood Retired
5932 1986-1989 84-75-1564 Greenwood Retired Featured in 2004 Dentyne Ice commercial.
5933 1986-1989 84-75-1565 Greenwood Retired
5934 1986-1989 84-75-1566 Greenwood Retired
5935 1986-1989 84-75-1567 Greenwood Retired

Renumbered Units

Fleet number Thumbnail Date Serial Division Rebuild Date Status/Disposal Notes
5847(:2) 1986-1989 84-75-1463 Greenwood Retired
  • Renumbered from 5831 to 5847(:2) to replace the original 5847(:1). Mated to 5846.
  • 5847 noted in May 2013 as featuring several markings of another subway car[5]. Later confirmed 5847 was a "new" car renumbered from 5831, by serial number and other spotting features[6].
5909(:2) 1986-1989 84-75-1525 Greenwood Retired
June 20, 2014
  • Renumbered from 5893 to 5909(:2) to replace the original 5909(:1). Mated to 5908.
  • 5909 was noted by a CPTDB board member during the retirement run (06-20-2014) with its top bar-code reading 5893 (likely this car's previous number) instead of 5909 as it would normally read. [7]. This renumbering likely took place sometime in 2014 or possibly 2013.

References

  1. Procurement Authorization: Supply Of Static Converter Units (Scu) For H-6 Subway Cars (report). 12 January 2005. Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved on 28 April 2011.
  2. Report on purchases, May 6, 2010 (report). 06 May 2010. Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved on 28 April 2011.
  3. Report on sales of surplus assets (report). 28 May 2009. Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved on 28 April 2011.
  4. Lagos settles for refurbished subway cars for its light rail project, nigeriansabroadlive.com. Retreived on 25 June 2011.
  5. TTC H5/H6 Retirement Thread (CPTDB post). 15 May 2013. CPTDB Forum. Retrieved on 13 June 2013.
  6. TTC H5/H6 Retirement Thread (CPTDB post). 12 June 2013. CPTDB Forum. Retrieved on 13 June 2013.
  7. TTC H5/H6 Retirement Thread (CPTDB post). 20 June 2014. CPTDB Forum. Retrieved on 23 June 2014.
  • TTC H5 and H6 pamphlet

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