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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

TransitBart

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Saw a post on cptdb. Both had all their electronics damaged and are sitting on the dead lane at Leslie with all Presto equipment removed.
Damn. So close and yet so far. So many more on the streets, but gosh it would be great to have this pair and 4401 active in the fleet. At least those silly days from September 2014 watching the orphan pair 4400 and 4403 on the 510 are long gone.
 

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4478 GPS has it in the King St underpass and was last seen there 19 days ago.

4471 shows up on 510 southbound at the Lake Shore and was last seen there 3 hours ago.

4489 still sitting on the east side of the service bay like it has all weekend. It has spent more time there than any other spot since arrival.

4494 & 95 in the service bay, with 4495 GPS having it all over the place where TTC doesn't run in the first place.
 

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August flooding damaged nine new TTC streetcars
The torrential rain that inundated Toronto three weeks ago damaged a total of nine of the TTC’s expensive new streetcars, four of which have been taken out of service indefinitely to undergo repairs, the transit agency said Monday.

Two of the Bombardier-made vehicles were stranded in a flooded rail underpass on King St. West the night of Aug. 7, and sustained “severe damage” to their interiors, according to TTC spokesperson Stuart Green. At least one of the cars was swamped by what the TTC described the day after the storm as a mix of rainwater and “a quantity of human waste” from an overflowing sewer.

Green said both of those vehicles are being sent to a Bombardier facility in Kanona, New York to undergo “major cleaning and repairs as well as parts replacement.”
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/08/27/august-flooding-damaged-nine-new-ttc-streetcars.html
 

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Since John Tory and his gang at City Hall voted against a stormwater fee, we can expect more storms that will damage the streetcars without the benefit of fixing the infrastructure to battle stormwater nor any remedy from the source (asphalt parking lots, asphalt driveways, roofs over single story buildings, etc.).
Tory likes to talk a good game, but as one current mayoral candidate once said, he likes to "dither" around a lot. I guarantee you if he is re-elected, we'll see him voting in support for the exact same stormwater fee one year from now which ultimately would just end up turning out being a big waste of time playing political hot potato.

As for the streetcars themselves, this shows exactly why we need those additional 60 vehicles ASAP.
 

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As for the streetcars themselves, this shows exactly why we need those additional 60 vehicles ASAP.

I agree. We need the additional streetcars AND buses in case those vehicles get caught in extreme weather caused by climate changes. Especially if the politicians refuse to spend any money on needed infrastructure to combat floods.
 

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Late to joining this thread. Are these numbered sequentially? Is 4495 the 95th streetcar? If not, where are we at in the 204?
 

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