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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

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4510 testing on Queen this evening.

- Paul
You sure, as its GPS is not tracking nor 4508? Odd it out testing with no GPS unlike all the others up to 4507. 4509 is out testing on various routes.

4511 will be off loaded Wed.
 

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Yep, 4470 is only Flexity in service on 501 currently, so I don't know what he is talking about.

I was east of Bathurst, possibly one was a deadhead showing 501. Didn't record numbers. Off hand I would have guessed 444x.

BTW - first time I have been on 501 at rush hour in a couple of months - absolutely horrid. Stood at Spadina, let several full cars go by, two didn't even open doors, just rolled through, packed to the rafters.

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Also, currently there are no Flexities on 501 ( Wed, Nov 21st @ 8 AM ). This doesn't make sense given what Brad Ross said last week about deploying Flexities on 501 on weekdays.
 

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Also, currently there are no Flexities on 501 ( Wed, Nov 21st @ 8 AM ). This doesn't make sense given what Brad Ross said last week about deploying Flexities on 501 on weekdays.
There's only been one or two at times. It's only about a week since we last saw a CLRV on 504. Presumably there weren't any additional available.

Perhaps the third Wednesday of the month, is they day they sweep that big pile of sand that accumulates inside. :)
 

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There's only been one or two at times. It's only about a week since we last saw a CLRV on 504. Presumably there weren't any additional available. Perhaps the third Wednesday of the month, is they day they sweep that big pile of sand that accumulates inside. :)

Yep, I see what you mean about there not being any Flexities available. I will take a look Thursday morning, however
 

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Nothing at this time or anytime I look today at 501 to see if an Flexity is on it. Given the number of cars on the books, should have 3 cars for 501 now. 40 cars on 504 and no CLRV

4511 off loaded today.

No GPS for 4508 or 4510

4509 is heading west from Leslie for the 2nd time today and spent most the day up on St Clair. Could be in service come Monday.
 

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As nfitz said above, I think they are using today as a maintenance day, so no Flexities for 501, however, I anctipate that Flexities should return tomorrow. 4509 is currently on Queen, but not signed in or in service possibly
Didn't see any Flexity on 501 yesterday, but didn't look at it most of the day. 4509 is only sign in when doing final test and surprised it spent the first day of testing sign in. That was something new.

Up to 4507, all cars GPS are turn on 1-4 days after arrival. Once the GPS is turn on, it could be a day or more before taking its first test run. With the GPS no on for 4508 after being here 16 day so far, either the car wasn't finish when ship or there is a problem with it. 4510 is past the date when the GPS is turn on that been here 7 days so far. As TTC gets more cars, space in the service bay becomes an issue
 

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Something up with UT server, as I can't reply to a posting and get to the page, but 4416 is the only 501 car on line, as the other 2 are at the Barns now.
 

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Something up with UT server, as I can't reply to a posting and get to the page, but 4416 is the only 501 car on line, as the other 2 are at the Barns now.

When and if 4509 goes into service on Monday ( wait and see right now ! ), I am assuming it would go into service on 501, as even today ( Thursday ) there still is not enough Flexities for 501. So, hopefully soon, will see some Flexities on 501 again.
 
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