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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

thettctransitfanatic

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10 Flexities on 501 so far for Sunday service, 11 is likely how many we will get out, as only 11 made it out last weekend.
 
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After a week in the same spot in the service bay, 4504 has not only moved to 2 different location, it out testing as an in service 501 (501A) heading eastbound on Queen at Bay St. Looks like its almost ready for service. No idea what was keeping the car in the same location this long. Another car that taken more than 25 days to get into service.

4506 was out testing yesterday and currently in the service bay. By the looks of things, it almost ready for service.

4507 has yet to show up on the GPS.

4508 should be here any day now. Opps!! It was off loaded this morning.

Now where is 4570 that was due over a week ago??
 
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What does everyone think the public reaction will be once all these cars are delivered?

Our reaction when they are all delivered in 2020 and Bombardier misses their deadline? Meanwhile we will still be waiting on the weld fixes for 67 cars? "Give us some fucking free cars you useless fucks" and "ban Bombardier from ever making vehicles for Toronto" comes to mind.
 

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501 riders would happily ride on a turnip cart..... if it arrived on time, wasn’t bunched up with four others, wasn’t already packed to the rafters, and didn’t short turn before their destination. Getting the whole order delivered will strip away one more excuse and one more source of blame.
Maybe then, someone will ask why service can’t run more reliably, and there will be fewer places to hide.

- Paul
 

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... "ban Bombardier from ever making vehicles for Toronto" comes to mind.

Which would be a shame considering Toronto Rockets are some of the most reliable metro cars in the world.

I'll be disappointed if we ban Bombardier from a Line 2 fleet renewal bid as it would be pretty clear evidence of wanting revenge rather than wanting reliable vehicles at a decent price.
 

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So, was 4504 in service on 501 or just testing ? Back at Leslie now !
4504 was out testing today as an in service car and usually the last step before going into service. It will be in service come Tuesday, as it out in the yard now.

4506 is about to leave the yard again, since it already has been out once today.

Based on standard tender and contract policies, BBD has blown themselves out of the water and should be ban from the next 2 bid process. They only have themselves to be blame for not being allow to bid on the next order for Line 1, since the TR's will be move that line and a new 7 car train for Line 1.

There is a big different between wanting revenge and don't complying with the contract and spec's. Again, what should happen and what could happen, depends on Ford since he has Ontario open for business. QP has call the shots where TTC is to buy their equipment and giving away good money.
 

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4504 Has enter service on 510 after 27 days being here.

4506 still out testing on 509
 

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4507 is tracking and out testing at Long Branch loop.

4506 is out testing and by the looks of things, it fail it first round of testing.

4508 has yet to have its GPS activated.
 

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Which would be a shame considering Toronto Rockets are some of the most reliable metro cars in the world.

I'll be disappointed if we ban Bombardier from a Line 2 fleet renewal bid as it would be pretty clear evidence of wanting revenge rather than wanting reliable vehicles at a decent price.

Line 2 wont see new trains for 15 years at least, so its not a pressing concern, and they will most likely get the current TR's that are on Line 1, with Line 1 getting new longer trains that fit the entire platform (possible only with ATC)
 

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