News   Dec 03, 2021
 92     0 
News   Dec 02, 2021
 2.6K     4 
News   Dec 02, 2021
 1.2K     1 

TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

JamesKoole

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Feb 2, 2013
Messages
234
Reaction score
398
Location
Upper Beach

nfitz

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 10, 2007
Messages
24,379
Reaction score
4,740
Location
Toronto
Did you post the specific car numbers that were out there today? This is what thettctransitfanatic posted. But you immediately found something else entirely to criticize about.
I'm not sure why you are objecting to me pointing out that we don't a list of Flexities out on 501 on Saturday mornings.
maybe I should stop reporting this stuff ! )
That would be nice.
Hang on, are you saying we don't need a list of Flexities out on 501 on Saturday mornings? LOL!
 

drum118

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
17,208
Reaction score
13,435
Location
Mississauga, where cars rule city growth
I think I found a place that is not this thread where I can post those weekend spare Flexities, or any special streetcar assignment:

https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/ttc-flexity-clrv-special-assignments.29433/
There is no need for this type of thread, as they will appear on 501 in regular service in 2019, since its the next line to get cars. That thread needs to be remove now.

The new Fleet of cars will show up as assign by management as to when and where. Other than you and maybe a few others, who care what cars are on what route as to when and where. I will speak for myself, I care when cars arrived, start tracking, doing testing and entering service on x route is more important than what you want. I will leave it to others to say what they want to see.
 

drum118

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
17,208
Reaction score
13,435
Location
Mississauga, where cars rule city growth
This is not just for that, but any special sighting of any CLRV, or Flexity.
What so special about that, when they show up in other threads in the first place like TTC Catch All?????
 
Last edited:

crs1026

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Oct 16, 2014
Messages
7,474
Reaction score
11,524
I have been obsessively reporting cars released and delivered due to a general the lack of confidence in Bombardier to meet its promises. As 2018 ticked by, it was helpful to have a tally that shed light on progress to the year-end goal.

We now know that Bombardier’s 2018 production came fairly close to its promised schedule. For 2019, we may not need quite so detailed a tally. In theory, Bombardier is to deliver the rest of the fleet in 2019. If they meet that target, wonderful, but if a few cars don't arrive until early 2020 it is much less of an issue than when few new cars were on hand and production pace was lagging.

Going forward the reliability and availability of the delivered fleet may be more of a concern than the arrival of the last 20 or 30 cars. Only TTC can track that metric. I will try to keep up arrival reports for another 20 cars or so. As noted, we may soon care more about whether the last 30 or 40 CLRVs are still hanging in there than in how Flexities are being deployed.

- Paul
 

thettctransitfanatic

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 7, 2017
Messages
1,547
Reaction score
463
I have been obsessively reporting cars released and delivered due to a general the lack of confidence in Bombardier to meet its promises. As 2018 ticked by, it was helpful to have a tally that shed light on progress to the year-end goal.

We now know that Bombardier’s 2018 production came fairly close to its promised schedule. For 2019, we may not need quite so detailed a tally. In theory, Bombardier is to deliver the rest of the fleet in 2019. If they meet that target, wonderful, but if a few cars don't arrive until early 2020 it is much less of an issue than when few new cars were on hand and production pace was lagging.

Going forward the reliability and availability of the delivered fleet may be more of a concern than the arrival of the last 20 or 30 cars. Only TTC can track that metric. I will try to keep up arrival reports for another 20 cars or so. As noted, we may soon care more about whether the last 30 or 40 CLRVs are still hanging in there than in how Flexities are being deployed.

- Paul

Especially the part on CLRVs, won't be long before that is what we talk about, 69 are getting ready for retirement in 2019, leaving just 44.
 

thettctransitfanatic

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 7, 2017
Messages
1,547
Reaction score
463
IMG_0273.JPG


Caught 4518 on test run at Humber
 

thettctransitfanatic

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 7, 2017
Messages
1,547
Reaction score
463
Strange that 4518 isn't tracking yet. What's the protocol for installing and activating the GPS on these cars? I assume it's done after delivery at the Leslie Barns as part of the acceptance.

I know, quite odd. Hopefully it will soon. I was thankful to see it twice today.
 
Last edited:

pstogios

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Oct 21, 2013
Messages
1,101
Reaction score
770
I'm not sure why you are objecting to me pointing out that we don't a list of Flexities out on 501 on Saturday mornings.

Since you took the time to go back and find this previous message of mine purely for the sake of pointing out what seemed to you to be a contradiction in my posts, I will go ahead and humour you.

I was pointing out that you didn’t address the topic of interest to thettctransitfanatic (which is not a topic of interest of mine). But instead you posted a comment that you knew something he didn’t, yet didn’t post anything about it and then had the audacity to say “nothing to see here” when that was exactly what thettctransitfanatic wanted to see.

Hang on, are you saying we don't need a list of Flexities out on 501 on Saturday mornings? LOL!

Not at all. I don’t need to see this. Others do however and when you point out that there’s “nothing to see here” you are just being conceited.

If you just stop the snyde comments things would be a lot simpler for you here.
 

Top