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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

thettctransitfanatic

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I doubt the media cares about the orders unless they are parked in the Portlands enroute to Alexandria.

Or on route to Fordland! The best amusement park ever, designed by our supreme premier Doug Ford. It's located in the Congress Centre and will be open for "lovers of conservative cost cutting policies while having fun" by 2021! We'd need 90 Flexities, 1 CLRV and a Orion VII Event Support bus ( it's supporting Ford's event! ) for scheduled capacity
 

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4531 is tracking and out testing for the first time on Queen at Spadina Ave. Not bad for being off loaded Mar 12.
 

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Looks like 4528 is having break issues, as it was out testing the yard the last few days on track 21 running back and forth before going in the service bay every so often. It just left the yard and going west on Queen for testing. This is on top the 2 days of testing before this, after being in the service bay for over a week. March 4 was its last test run on 501 and being out. It has been here 24 days so far

Looks like 4530 is being prep for service early this coming week.
 

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4527 has enter service on 509 (BAEX) after being here 12 day.

4528 heading home by Queen after been out all night testing.
 

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4532, 4533, and 4534 are all in Toronto awaiting delivery to Hillcrest. Some sort of mechanical issue with the transporters has delayed delivery of the first two.
4535 is loaded and waiting to leave Thunder Bay.
The lack of deliveries from Kingston is curious.

- Paul
 

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Ive been wondering about kingston too. I find it strange that nothing at all has come out. But besides the flexities which are trackable, would we actually know if another crosstown or valley line car left? Is someone paying attention to those? In particular the Edmonton ones. The first one was promoted by the company but for all i know they could have sent another one. It may not have made the news. I haven't heard any news about edmonton's vehicles, good or bad.
 

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Ive been wondering about kingston too. I find it strange that nothing at all has come out. But besides the flexities which are trackable, would we actually know if another crosstown or valley line car left? Is someone paying attention to those? In particular the Edmonton ones. The first one was promoted by the company but for all i know they could have sent another one. It may not have made the news. I haven't heard any news about edmonton's vehicles, good or bad.

AFAIK only the prototype Edmonton vehicle has been delivered. It arrived in Edmonton with considerable fanfare last summer. The dynamic testing on the Valley Line won’t happen until all the track is laid, and that won’t happen until later this year. So it may be a little soon for more deliveries, although one would expect Kingston to be fully engaged with the order by about now.
There may have been more deliveries, but I would think they would have been noticed if they were happening already.

- Paul
 

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4532, 4533, and 4534 are all in Toronto awaiting delivery to Hillcrest. Some sort of mechanical issue with the transporters has delayed delivery of the first two.
4535 is loaded and waiting to leave Thunder Bay.
The lack of deliveries from Kingston is curious.

- Paul

When I was walking along Dupont this afternoon, I noticed that CP had a line of auto racks occupying the third track (which would block any deliveries to Hillcrest). Maybe that's causing issues as well.
 

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4532, 4533, and 4534 are all in Toronto awaiting delivery to Hillcrest. Some sort of mechanical issue with the transporters has delayed delivery of the first two.
4535 is loaded and waiting to leave Thunder Bay.
The lack of deliveries from Kingston is curious.

- Paul
It could just be that due to the weird and wacky weather we've had the transporter cars are all backed up and none are in Kingston.
 

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It could just be that due to the weird and wacky weather we've had the transporter cars are all backed up and none are in Kingston.

Quite possible. 4530 and 4531 came in on newly-added transporters which were put in service while all of the others were logjammed. One of the ‘old’ transporters was then interchanged (unloaded) to CN a week ago, destination unknown. Possibly it is headed for Kingston. Another slipped off to La Pocatiere with 4403, and hasn’t returned.

The two transporters that were used for the Kitchener deliveries have disappeared as well, but that’s likely timing - it may be cheaper to set up a new car than pay demurrage (daily rental) on an empty car that isn’t needed quite yet.

- Paul
 

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I've never seen a train on the third track blocking hillcrest this long. Normally they would park it on the closest track to dupont. I wonder if that train had a technical issue of some kind.
 

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