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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

nfitz

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A fender bender to 4468. I was on my first ALRV ride for weeks, and one stop into my ride, we were forced to walk as an auto hit 4468 right in front of us at about 5:15 pm.

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505 has been using buses because of construction by the city. Need to look at schedule changes to see whats going on and when.

I have no idea what TTC has plan for 505 or 506 in 2019, but TTC is saying only 25 CLRV's will be around by the end of 2019 at this time and no ALRV's.
When does a Flexity call Russell or Roncesvalles home?
 

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And, now we are down a Flexity. How serious was the crash ??
Newsflash. This one. Less two shit damaged from August. Less one which has never seen service yet, 4401. Less one or two being rewelded.

In any event this is about the fourth impact collision I can think of. So far TTC has replaced the fibreglass panels quickly and the vehicles have been returned (relatively) quickly to service.
 

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One hopes that the Flexity design would be crash-resistant and the placement of gear under those front fenders was thought out with an eye to not putting anything complicated where it could be compromised by potential mishaps. Doesn't look serious, but a camera phone shot may not be that reliable.

- Paul
 

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4507 will finally enter service on Friday as its in the yard now. Still nothing showing for 4508 & 09.

By the look of 4468, it needs a new front skirt. Beyond that, hard to say what else needs to be replace.
 

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One hopes that the Flexity design would be crash-resistant and the placement of gear under those front fenders was thought out with an eye to not putting anything complicated where it could be compromised by potential mishaps. Doesn't look serious, but a camera phone shot may not be that reliable.

- Paul
Doesn't look like anything substantial was damaged in this incident. What I do hope is that the TTC has a good supply of fiberglass replacement panels.
 

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Saw no Flexity on 501 today, but didn't spent that much time around Church St and Queen. Saw only green lights and 4221

Still nothing on 4508-4510 yet, considering 4508 has been here 12 days so far and 7 days for 4509.

The quality control of the BBD video is just like their cars. Better off testing the cars in Quebec and assuming that will happen before they are ship back to TTC once the repairs are done.

PCC 4549 was on charter today going southbound on Church and was follow by an CLRV.
 

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Saw no Flexity on 501 today, but didn't spent that much time around Church St and Queen. Saw only green lights and 4221

Still nothing on 4508-4510 yet, considering 4508 has been here 12 days so far and 7 days for 4509.

The quality control of the BBD video is just like their cars. Better off testing the cars in Quebec and assuming that will happen before they are ship back to TTC once the repairs are done.

PCC 4549 was on charter today going southbound on Church and was follow by an CLRV.

According to Transsee, 4432, 4462, 4455, 4443, 4467, 4424 and 4506 are all out on 501A this Sunday morning, and 4217 and 4236 are on 501L. I don't think Flexities are scheduled for Saturdays.
 
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One hopes that the Flexity design would be crash-resistant and the placement of gear under those front fenders was thought out with an eye to not putting anything complicated where it could be compromised by potential mishaps. Doesn't look serious, but a camera phone shot may not be that reliable.

- Paul
A snow plow might be warranted.
 

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I spotted 4509 testing on Main St. on Sunday morning.
Interesting, as none of the tracking system for it and the other 2 have been turn on so far. Nothing showing up now or yesterday and before then for the 3 cars. 4509 has been here 8 days based on testing notice while 4508 has been here 14 days so far and no sign of it and 4510 been here 5 days.

Maybe TTC not turning the GPS on until the car does it in service testing, just before it goes into service to stop us tracking the cars in testing.

With 4508 not showing up sooner, it looks like TTC has found something they don't like and dealing with the issues. Same can be said of 4509. 4510 is to past the point where cars show up late after arrival.

Down to 6 weeks to have this year schedule met of 65, leaving 14 more to be delivery. Thats 2-3 cars a week and Kingston has yet to ship any as plan.

4480, 4249, 4221, 4204, 4225, 4229 in service on 501.
 

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Still image from @Allandale25 's post. This is the first Flexity coming out of Kingston, currently on the test track out there.

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Interesting, as none of the tracking system for it and the other 2 have been turn on so far. Nothing showing up now or yesterday and before then for the 3 cars. 4509 has been here 8 days based on testing notice while 4508 has been here 14 days so far and no sign of it and 4510 been here 5 days.
4508 isn't tracking, but I'm seeing 4509 currently at Leslie Barns - https://www.transsee.ca/fleetfind?a=ttc&q=4509&Go=Go

Maybe TTC not turning the GPS on until the car does it in service testing, just before it goes into service to stop us tracking the cars in testing.
That might explain the men in dark suits and black sunglasses this morning going down upper Gerrard taking people's mobile phones, and flashing something in their eyes. I don't recall seeing 4509 though ...
 

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