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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

dowlingm

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The well informed LilRedDave on CPTDB says 4437 is ready for pickup by CP. Much more of this and we'll start getting our hopes up.
 
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Bryan Martyniuk took this photo of TTC 4437 this evening, Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, sitting outside the Bombardier plant gate around 8:00pm , waiting to be transferred to CP's "E" yard in downtown Thunder Bay by the CP local switcher. There it will be staged for furtherance to Toronto on CP Train 420. Bryan Martyniuk photo with permission.
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That's only that it's trackable though. It hasn't indicated it is in testing yet.,

Though how it knows, I'm not sure.

If you track it directly - http://webservices.nextbus.com/service/publicXMLFeed?command=vehicleLocation&a=ttc&v=4436 you get:
vehicle id="4436" lat="43.661301" lon="-79.329353" secsSinceReport="14" predictable="false" heading="-4"

Which put's it heading north on Leslie at Eastern. Which I assume means it is testing.

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Any sign of 4436 peeking out for testing? Flexity Tracker hasn't seen it yet but they aren't infallible.
I saw 4436 early this morning (6AMish) heading east at King and Church.
 

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Once the Flexities are on 511 and 512 route fully, do you think the TTC should extend the 511 along Bathurst to St.Clair?

I believe in the past the reason for not doing so was that with the steep grades, during rain etc the ALRVs could get stuck, and thats what was run on the 511.

With the Flexities I believe that is no longer an issue.
I think that would be an idea well worth exploring.. I live on St Clair West and I would frequently take a Flexity eastbound then transfer southbound if it existed. Would probably be a quicker route for many people in that area to get to DT west than the subway and then westbound on Dundas/Queen/College
 

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I think that would be an idea well worth exploring.. I live on St Clair West and I would frequently take a Flexity eastbound then transfer southbound if it existed. Would probably be a quicker route for many people in that area to get to DT west than the subway and then westbound on Dundas/Queen/College
I think the TTC would do it if it didn't interfere with Bathurst streetcars entering and exiting the station also the entrance from the north is at the mid point of the platform at Bathurst and the Flexs actually cover over the sitch well they are in the platform to load unlike when a CLRV or ALRV is there it is forward of it.
 

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From yesterday. 4437 waiting at Hillcrest.

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And to continue the good news, via Xtrasteve on CPTDB, 4436 is currently in service on the 510.

29/36 Flexities visible in Transsee at present.
 
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