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Caused by a trolley. Should have switched over the pantograph last year, or when the last CLRV left revenue service.
Is Church Done as Well, Dundas, Queen, Victoria, parts of the Queensway, Russell yard, Connaught and King?? Until they are done, NO PANS.
 

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Again underfunding of the TTC.
Most of it, except the Roncesvalles area that control by the city delay funding. Without that area, 504, 501 and other routes that operate out of Roncesvalles yard can't use pans. Even if Russell and Connaught are rebuilt for pans, 501 can't use pans. Other than CLRV's store on 20-22 tracks, the yard was 100% empty.
 
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A few interesting tidbits from Steve Munro in: TTC Streetcar Network Changes in 2020

Sections of Dundas are now pantograph only, but with all the delays in upgrading the overhead not all of the 505 route is ready for pantograph use. TTC staff will be stationed at Dundas & Broadview to assist with pantograph to trolley pole switching. This operation will continue until Broadview from Gerrard to Danforth is fully converted to a pantograph-friendly design over the next few months. :rolleyes:

The other big piece of news is that owing to work along the 506 route freeing up some cars, the streetcars return to Kingston Road in mid-May. There's quite a bit of 506 work in the west end to get through so this should last a while.
 

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Sections of Dundas are now pantograph only, but with all the delays in upgrading the overhead not all of the 505 route is ready for pantograph use. TTC staff will be stationed at Dundas & Broadview to assist with pantograph to trolley pole switching. This operation will continue until Broadview from Gerrard to Danforth is fully converted to a pantograph-friendly design over the next few months. :rolleyes:
Yet another example of the TTC treating the streetcar network as a joke. Honestly, how are they bungling this conversion this badly? We're not talking weeks about converting the rest of the 505 line, but months. Who are they kidding here with this non-sense.
 

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Yet another example of the TTC treating the streetcar network as a joke. Honestly, how are they bungling this conversion this badly? We're not talking weeks about converting the rest of the 505 line, but months. Who are they kidding here with this non-sense.
Seriously - the streetcar will have to switch from panto to trolley pole at Broadview? How bush league is this organization? So embarrassing.
 

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Sections of Dundas are now pantograph only, but with all the delays in upgrading the overhead not all of the 505 route is ready for pantograph use. TTC staff will be stationed at Dundas & Broadview to assist with pantograph to trolley pole switching. This operation will continue until Broadview from Gerrard to Danforth is fully converted to a pantograph-friendly design over the next few months. :rolleyes:
Seriously - the streetcar will have to switch from panto to trolley pole at Broadview? How bush league is this organization? So embarrassing.
Yes, it does show how far behind they are in the conversation but at least they are doing it unlike when it was planned to be done when the CLRV's and ALRv's were new. As for switching from Panto to trolley pole as I've been wanting to see this for awhile.
 

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It makes me sad seeing grand old neighbourhoods like the Junction without their streetcar tracks.

Maybe some day...
 

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Bets on the "late April" date staying in place? One would hope that with COVID-19 going around they could finish the central section soon enough.

(Also, any bets on when the Broadview section will be pan-ready?)
 
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Bets on the "late April" date staying in place? One would hope that with COVID-19 going around they could finish the central section soon enough.

(Also, any bets on when the Broadview section will be pan-ready?)
It has to be ready before cars return to 505, as it on a curve that will not support pans. Could bring down the whole intersection.
 

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