- Apr 24, 2007
- Reaction score
There is more than door issues that caused the failure rate. What do you expect with 30 year plus old cars that break down on route when it was design wrong in the first place???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!
And I've seen many traffic jams caused by broken-down CLRVs - the Flexity ones I've seen have been because of traffic accidents.
What are they reporting in Waterloo and Ottawa for mileage between failures on their new vehicles? Both now seem to be running a relatively regular schedule in testing, so they should be starting to generate some data.
Wasn't impress with BBD products in Europe and not impress what we have.
As for other systems, how can you rate failure rate when the systems have yet to start running???
Based on past track record for TTC products, wouldn't want them building more trains/trams for TTC.