There is always someone to find fault. And since Chris Hume is a professional critic, he is good at it. Much of this commentary has nothing to do with the vehicles themselves.10 disappointing things we now know about the TTC’s new streetcars
There is always someone to find fault. And since Chris Hume is a professional critic, he is good at it. Much of this commentary has nothing to do with the vehicles themselves.
Seems like a lot of first world problems and adjusting to the norms of the rest of the world...I'm not even sure if some of his complaints are even accurate. Like this, for example:
But it’s not all the drivers’ fault: the doors — all six of them — close so slowly, every stop becomes an exercise in anger management for frustrated passengers late for work. The doors take longer to open and close than those of the new subway cars underground.
Seems like a lot of first world problems and adjusting to the norms of the rest of the world...
Sorry Chris, but the days of the old school clrv are over
The reasons why cars move slow on Spadina are:^ I’m not sure the cars are inherently slow, as I have certainly seen them move along when traffic permits.
But I certainly have experienced frustratingly slow moving Flexities, especially on Spadina.
I wonder if there are subtle differences that encourage drivers to creep...... for instance, at island stops where two CLRV’s will fit, a following CLRV won’t hesitate to pull right up behind the first. But if a Flexity is in the same space, the second vehicle may just creep or coast, because there is no point in arriving until the first car departs. Overall route velocity may be the same, but the passenger experience is that the car is moving slower. Just a theory.
4477 & 4479 not tracking yet. 4478 return to the Barns a few hours ago.
A rough ride on a late 509 even holding onto something.