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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

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Kingston will be hopping with Edmonton, Metrolinx, and TTC orders. Hopefully they can handle all three lines.
They need to complete 5 more Metrolinx cars by February 1. But how long after that before the next ones? I'd assume they'd have to wait some time before Metrolinx testing and approval, before they go too far with manufacturing the remaining 70 vehicles. There is the 25 Edmonton vehicles - not sure how they are doing on those.

You also forgot every Flexity up to 4467 which all have to go back for welding.. that will go to 2022/2023.
I don't see how that effects production, as it's not the same facilities that does the final assembly.
 

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4518 is out testing on King St

As for Metrolinx cars, same process as TTC before cars are put into production. No idea what Edmonton is using for standards before cars go into production.

Have no hope that Kingston will meet anyone schedule for 2019.
 
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They need to complete 5 more Metrolinx cars by February 1.

Not 5. 3 or less. Recall that the first two Metrolinx cars were built at Thunder Bay and then shipped to Millhaven last year. And with the first car that Millhaven completed that was shown off late last year, there's only three more cars that need to be completed by the end of January.

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Not 5. 3 or less. Recall that the first two Metrolinx cars were built at Thunder Bay and then shipped to Millhaven last year.
Didn't those two cars have cabs at both ends? They'd need modifications I'd think ... if they weren't converted to Kitchener cars or something ...
 

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Didn't those two cars have cabs at both ends? They'd need modifications I'd think ... if they weren't converted to Kitchener cars or something ...

I'm not sure about the prototypes but here is the Eglinton car Bombardier showed off to Media in October 2018.


It looks like the driver is standing without a seat available or a cab door. But, the other end doesn't appear to have a cab either. Perhaps this was a middle car and both ends had yard controls only?


I assume the 6 cars they're expecting will make 2 complete trains, rather than 6 middle sections.
 
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4521 was officially off loaded today.

Now, which plant will ship the next car and when??
 

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I assume the 6 cars they're expecting will make 2 complete trains, rather than 6 middle sections.
All the cars will be the same. They'll just point the front and back cars in different directions. If there's a third car in the middle, it can point in either direction.
 
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I'm not sure about the prototypes but here is the Eglinton car Bombardier showed off to Media in October 2018.


It looks like the driver is standing without a seat available or a cab door. But, the other end doesn't appear to have a cab either. Perhaps this was a middle car and both ends had yard controls only?


I assume the 6 cars they're expecting will make 2 complete trains, rather than 6 middle sections.
There is no middle car. It's suppose to be all single end cars for the Eglinton Line and they would couple two together to make a train. Since ML changes their minds all the time, who knows what they want.
 
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4519 Just left the yard for testing

4518 GPS is all over the place and still in the service bay.
 

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Any info on 4572 @drum118 ?
Even though your UT Handle gives one a clue (Fanatic: a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause. ) Why on earth are you so anxious about these new streetcars? As you must know, it will take minutes (at most!) for someone to report that car x or car y has left Kingston or TB/arrived/been put into service/crashed/etc etc. A good New Year resolution might be "Calm down"
 

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