The next line to be all Flexity will be 501 follow by 506. More cars are been added to 501 & 501L this month.Aside from deliveries, could those knowledgeable on the matter elaborate on where they’re being put into service? Are more cars being added to King Street? The King pilot has become a victim of its own success. With ridership growing 17%, they need to add at least 17% more capacity to keep up with demand.
Where have the other Flexity’s been going?
Ah I see. I thought it was 4571 and 4572 that had previously come from Kingston. But it's 4572 and 4573. So was the earlier info that 4571 (and 4570) were being built in Kingston incorrect?4573 was in service on King Street earlier today. Was a bit surprised to see it - but there it was, around noon, heading west, between Portland and Bathurst Streets.
Or are was the goal too high? When they drill down, most of the failures seem relatively minor, for door issues, rather than vehicles breaking down in the middle of a run. The only time I've had to bail out of one of the new streetcars was for an accident ahead - unlike the CLRVs which simply stopped moving from time to time!Then maybe we shouldn’t be ordering the next 100 units from BBD?