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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

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If one rides systems around the world, there is a wide range what you maybe sitting on. Wood, Plastic, Fiber, Fiber padding, Foam and so on are what you can find on any vehicle and it depends on the system and what they are willing to pay for them. The PCC's and the H4 had form seats, but wouldn't last long on today cars due to vandalizing that take place today. You can find cut fiber seats today on any type of vehicle for TTC.

Depending on what TTC wants to save as heritage cars and will use them for charters, they will carry a stockpile of poles until the cars are converted to Pans.

As for overhead, most lines straight section are 75-100% converted, but not all intersections. Some straight lines may have areas where it a hit and miss where either a short or long is missing between sections. Everything from Long Branch Loop to Parkside Dr is 100% converted for 501 in the west and 100% done east of Parliament..509, 510, 511, 512 is completely done, but no idea why 512 is being shutdown for a number of week east of St Clair W Station to fix it. Starting later this year with luck, cars will be able to leave the Barns with pans up for the current pan routes.
 
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If one rides systems around the world, there is a wide range what you maybe sitting on. Wood, Plastic, Fiber, Fiber padding, Foam and so on are what you can find on any vehicle and it depends on the system and what they are willing to pay for them. The PCC's and the H4 had form seats, but wouldn't last long on today cars due to vandalizing that take place today. You can find cut fiber seats today on any type of vehicle for TTC.

Depending on what TTC wants to save as heritage cars and will use them for charters, they will carry a stockpile of poles until the cars are converted to Pans.

As for overhead, most lines straight section are 75-100% converted, but not all intersections. Some straight lines may have areas where it a hit and miss where either a short or long is missing between sections. Everything from Long Branch Loop to Parkside Dr is 100% converted for 501 in the west and 100% done east of Parliament..509, 510, 511, 512 is completely done, but no idea why 512 is being shutdown for a number of week east of St Clair W Station to fix it. Starting later this year with luck, cars will be able to leave the Barns with pans up for the current pan routes.

They don't want foam for the seats and poles as. foamers would have a field day out of it :). And, St Clair situation could be, I don't know, an issue with the overhead or something. TTC surprises me...
 

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I assume nothing got out of Lambton yesterday, and there sure as hell won’t be anything today...

4573 was shifted to Agincourt over the weekend, which suggests that a delivery is planned, but I doubt it will happen in this weather,

Both railways are on their knees this week, due to general winter issues plus a string of derailments. It's remarkable how these things propagate across the system. No one has hinted that there is an actual production issue at either Kingston or Thunder Bay, but the delivery process is definitely bogged down.

- Paul
 

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Oddly, 4526 got delivered today, while 4573 still sits at Agincourt. 4527 has finally left Thunder Bay. 4525 is MIA.

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Did they off loaded it???
 

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4526 has come off the transporter at Hillcrest; 4527 and a second car are on the road on different trains up north. An additional car is ready to ship at Thunder Bay. 4573 is in the on-deck circle at Agincourt.

- Paul
 

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