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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

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4494 spotted just now turning east from Bathurst to Queen West
 

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What's with the "u"-shaped cutout in the front? I may be off base here, but is that new, or just for towing? I don't recall the others having that.
Looking closely cars (some at least) have a U-shaped panel here. Presumably there's something that must be moved for towing ...

Good eyes! Now I'm going to have to keep my eyes open on the street!

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4492 was in the service bay yesterday and on an outside track now. Service debut today?

4493 at Exhibition Loop at present (2.10am)
 

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4492 was in the service bay yesterday and on an outside track now. Service debut today?

4493 at Exhibition Loop at present (2.10am)
4489 is sitting on the west end service bay track compare to sitting for days on the east end tracks.

4492 was out being tested yesterday with 4493. Its currently sitting at the east end of track 1 and hard to say if its ready for service, but close any day.

4493 should see/be ready for service Friday-Sunday and sitting on service bay track 6 east end.

4494 was off loaded today.
 

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It seems really weird to me that such a minor detail would change across individual vehicles. Wouldn't the shape of the door be nailed down in the original design phase?
 

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It seems really weird to me that such a minor detail would change across individual vehicles. Wouldn't the shape of the door be nailed down in the original design phase?

Actually, it's pretty normal for little things to get tweaked along the way, especially between the prototype and production.

Assuming JIT manufacturing, that particular part would not have been produced in huge quantities. Maybe after the first run, the parts maker found they could save a few cents by changing the design, or maybe there was a change notice because the original design had some annoying deficiency. Or the supplier changed.

There's that famous quote by one of the pioneers of the internal combustion engine - "The only thing we didn't have to rework was the dipstick"

- Paul
 

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For the record, that port is not for the drawbar. The drawbar gets connected to the car by removing the square hatch on the "bumper" immediately above it.

That port is to plug in a special electrical connector to disengage the parking/emergency brakes when being towed.

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4489 has done its first day of testing since arriving July 10, 2018. It is on Queen heading to the Barns, east of Broadview

4493 testing on King St

4492 out in the lake and most likely being ready for service Sat.
 

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4489 has done its first day of testing since arriving July 10, 2018. It is on Queen heading to the Barns, east of Broadview

4493 testing on King St

4492 out in the lake and most likely being ready for service Sat.

Thanks for these updates. I saw 4493 on Lake Shore headed toward Long Branch yesterday.
 

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