What is he talking about??? there are no cars in the 4500 series having weld done. He needs to do his homework.
They didn't say that, they just saying that every car above 4520 was in service. Although, it does look like they might have misread the row numbers as if you wanted to group it in 10s you could round to every car above 4510. From my reading of that chart it actually looks like every Flexity >=4504 is in service (I checked and confirmed that 4471 & 4478 are where I expect them to be to confirm my reading)What is he talking about??? there are no cars in the 4500 series having weld done. He needs to do his homework.
You say that but they are all within their reliability standards.Only if there is funding for them. At this time there is no money in place other than for the current 13 on order. If money was found today, all 60 cars would be order ASP.
Toronto been screw from day one on having one supplier to build things for TTC than going to the market to get real bids on any tender. TTC keeps shooting themselves in the head by thinking they know best than the manufacture as well the pol's who sit on the Commission.
GM/CEO of TTC have not help the matter since the days of Dave Gunn or the short time frame for Andy.
It would be interesting to see what the final cost is for the new fleet after the last rebuilt cars is back in service for both TTC and BBD/Alstom compare to the contract price. The cost of the 13 extra cars will off set some of BBD/Alstom losses, let alone the other 47 once order.
One thing that needs to happen for the next fleet is to go duel end and remove various loops using stub ends.
Seems moot now, 9 months later, with TTC now having ordered 60 additional units (47 more than the 13 they'd ordered 9 months ago).Good luck finding a vendor that will successfully build cars for such a network.
Arriving Aug 31, 55 days ago, 4428 finally re-enter service today on route 511.
I thought it would enter service s few days ago while it was at Roncesvalles on the west side after spending time in the service bay.
It looked like it was going to do it Sunday as it had an in service arrow with no route. It ended up an hour later at the Barns after using Dundas to across the city.
It look like 4429 was also going to enter service today as well as it was at the front of the line for service cars, but at the end of the line on the service track.
Leslie Barns has 4429, 4430, 4431 4440 being service and should be in service by late Dec. with 4440 being the last one.
If I use 135 days for turn around, we will see cars around as follow
4441 Feb 04/22
4442 Dec 16/21
4443 Feb 22/22
4446 Dec 23/21
4450 Dec 31/21
4453 Jan 13/22
So...how's that "desperately" needed order for another 60 streetcars coming along?