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TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

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4550 is in service on 501 (501A) westbound at Carlaw Ave

4552 Still sitting at Roncesvalles Yard

4553 still out testing
 

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4549 has enter service on 501 (501A) After arriving May 24
4552 has enter service on 512 After arriving June 3

Edit: 4552 was moved to Roncesvalles on Sat and thought it was for testing. It was sitting they every time I looked at it. The first car to enter service not from Leslie.
 
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4555 is now tracking

Need to correct myself as to cars entering service. Until the Leslie Barns complex open, all the new cars enter service from Roncesvalles. 4552 is the first car since the opening of the Leslie Barn that enter service from another yard.

4556 is at Hillcrest to be off loaded Tuesday
 

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Have any of the new cars been stored at Russell yet? or is it only Lesslie and Roncy?
Yes. Saw 3 501's at Russell on Sat and have seen cars at Roncy for the 512. Lots of new cars on 501 Sat and rode 2 of them with another behind us.

4552 enter service from there a few days ago.
 

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Yes. Saw 3 501's at Russell on Sat and have seen cars at Roncy for the 512. Lots of new cars on 501 Sat and rode 2 of them with another behind us.

4552 enter service from there a few days ago.
Roncy also dispatches cars for the 504 since May.
 

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4557 was off loaded today
4408 was loaded onto 4557 flat to be ship to La Pocatiere, QC
 

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4555 Has enter service on 501 After arriving On June 12

4556 been out testing all night
 

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Well!!! thats a real improvement, but still short and years late.

"The MDBF for the LFLRV Fleet in May was 27,936 kilometers. This is an increase of 10,098 kilometers compared to the same time last year and an increase of 15,616 kilometers compared to last month. The overall LFLRV MDBF remains below the 35,000-kilometre target. Analysis In May there were 23 delay incidents. The number of delays attributed to the braking equipment, which was the worst-performing system, decreased by 50% with the implementation of additional preservice inspection scope. The number of delays attributed to the other poor-performing systems (doors, train control management, communication systems, pantograph) have remained steady. Action plan We continue to work closely with Bombardier and have developed various vehicle modification programs to help improve the reliability of the vehicles. Door system: Design and component improvements (e.g. installation setup, guide channels, and end-stops) have been implemented on the fleet and a wire chain retrofit is underway. Brake system: Quality control containment and improvements have been implemented at supplier sites. Component improvements (e.g. seals, guidance shaft and locking pins) are in validation and planning stages with implementation targeted for Q4 2019. Pantograph: Technical staff are closely monitoring pantographrelated failures as engineering investigations continue with Bombardier. These reliability improvement programs continue to be refined as more operational data becomes available with the increased use of the vehicles and an increasing fleet size."
 

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^Back at the Crosstown Open Doors event, they had the door apparatus for one of their Flexities open and on view.

I'm not an engineer, but this just looked.....flimsy.

Of course, the belts in my car motor certainly hold up well, so I suppose these would also.

- Paul
20190525 Mind the Doors.jpg
 

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