Yes, and there is also the problem that getting special trackwork built (it is built by a US company) has a long waiting list and takes several years. (In fact the Board are approving, I assume, a new contract at their meeting today and the info on agenda says "The current contract expires December 31, 2019. However, due to the long lead times required to fabricate special trackwork castings, the first year of the contract for this requirement is typically used to cover the design and fabrication of patterns and assemblies. As a result, an order must be placed in early 2019 to allow for the replacement of special trackwork to be completed in 2020, to ensure continued safe and reliable operation. " As @brainfreezed says, even if TTC had all the specs prepared it is already too late to get any new 2020 projects onto the schedule.I agree that would be ideal, but isn't a Dundas West station and loop reconstruction many years/decades away? Was there ever anything beyond that Metrolinx (?) concept done? K/Q/Q/R is already scheduled for next year, so I see zero chance that they would be done together.
That gets increasingly complicated
Delivered - 4400, 4402-4526, 4528, 4572-73 - 129 cars
Built to less than full spec, not yet delivered as a "complete" car - 4401 - 1 car
Shipped, en route - 4527, 4529
So, 132 in existence, but.....
4 cars off site for rewelding
1 car off site for repairs (flood damage)
1 car off site for final fit-out
It still hasn't return from Quebec where its being not only rebuilt as a production car, but fixing the welds issues. The other prototype cars took about a year to be rebuilt.and this one was ship May 18, 2018. May see it in June or July or when, when TTC gets it back. Still has to do full testing once here like all new cars. All cars going to Quebec or NY will under go standard testing for all new cars once they return.They STILL havent upgraded 4401?
As to when CP pickup the cars and hand them off to CN is a different story with no dates. Same goes for CN picking up the cars as well delivering to BBD plant. Supposed to be 2 week trip each way.Which ones are out for rewelding now? I had assumed they were going to go out more-or-less sequentially, but I still see 4402 out on the road.
BBD has averaged 7 days per delivery thus far this year. For them to meet target they need to average about 7 deliveries per month. So they are about 5 behind already.
Rest of the year they need to deliver a car every 4 days (including weekends and holidays). There are not even on pace with TB deliveries last year, which averaged 5/month.