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Old May 15th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #541
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Why the switch?
The new streetcars are bidirectional, ergo pantograph. Also pantographs allow for higher speeds. And this won't be happening again..
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Old May 15th, 2014, 10:05 PM   #542
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these new cars are truly amazing. would be great if parking was banned along all streetcar routes.
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Old May 15th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #543
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Yeah it would be great if you could make more transit-only lanes over the streetcar tracks, and give the streetcar more priority. And Toronto absolutely needs to get rid of all the stops where people have to board right on the street. It's something really outdated and dangerous. 2.5m can be enough for a transit stop island. Oh and the cars traffic will stay anyway, if you add more lanes or not. It's giving them a good, fast, reliable alternative that might lure care drivers out of their boxmobiles. That's also why scrapping some stops, as already was proposed, is a great idea. Could be a massive time saver.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 12:01 AM   #544
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The new streetcars are bidirectional, ergo pantograph. Also pantographs allow for higher speeds. And this won't be happening again..
Pantograph allow highук speeds, but trolley poles are good up to ~75 km/h, which trams rarely exceed
Although, pantograph have some other advantages.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 12:19 AM   #545
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They are slowly upgrading the overhead wires so that they will be pantograph compatible. They technically are right now, but over time the wire will wear through the pantograph. What they are doing with the upgrade is staggering the wire so that it does not come in contact with the same location on the pantograph.
overhead wire frogs are not pantograph friendly , slowly upgrading them.

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The new streetcars are bidirectional, ergo pantograph. Also pantographs allow for higher speeds. And this won't be happening again..
Well they are not really bidirectional, they don't have cabs on both ends. Now they can back up without using 3 people and at speeds higher than 5 km/h. The pantographs are really just to update to network with cheaper widely available parts to reduce costs and also prevent frequent de-wireing at frogs.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 03:06 AM   #546
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Yeah it would be great if you could make more transit-only lanes over the streetcar tracks, and give the streetcar more priority. And Toronto absolutely needs to get rid of all the stops where people have to board right on the street. It's something really outdated and dangerous. 2.5m can be enough for a transit stop island. Oh and the cars traffic will stay anyway, if you add more lanes or not. It's giving them a good, fast, reliable alternative that might lure care drivers out of their boxmobiles. That's also why scrapping some stops, as already was proposed, is a great idea. Could be a massive time saver.
Even if they made the street car lane a HOV lane, it would do much to ease some congestion on those streets.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 04:04 PM   #547
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Old May 16th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #548
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In the general Toronto transport thread.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #549
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Old June 20th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #550
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Video showing off the ride and some of its features.

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Old January 10th, 2015, 08:29 AM   #551
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TTC streetcars out of service due to cold
January 8, 2015


Several streetcars sit in a TTC rail yard in Toronto on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

More than a dozen Toronto streetcars remain out of service as sub-zero temperatures are expected for the rest of the evening.

Environment Canada says the mercury is expected to dip to a low of -9 C Thursday night.

As a result of the frigid conditions, the Toronto Transit Commission says 13 streetcars are out of service.

Earlier in the day, 25 of the TTC’s aging fleet of streetcars were taken off the road. That number dropped to 13 later in the day as the mercury rose

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Old January 10th, 2015, 04:31 PM   #552
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Meanwhile the strike at Bombardier is preventing the delivery of more new streetcars according to schedule.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 04:39 PM   #553
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I thought they would be able to handle the cold... as it's Canada after all...
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Old January 10th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #554
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Toronto's ALRV and CLRV are 30 year old vehicles and some of the equipment is air powered.

Brad Ross says the airhose are prone to freezing and this prevents some equipment from operating in extreme cold.

What's not mentioned much is the 3 new Flexities are operating flawlessly in the cold.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 07:46 PM   #555
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Toronto's ALRV and CLRV are 30 year old vehicles and some of the equipment is air powered.

Brad Ross says the airhose are prone to freezing and this prevents some equipment from operating in extreme cold.

What's not mentioned much is the 3 new Flexities are operating flawlessly in the cold.
I see... but old age shouldn't be a excuse, we also have 30+ year old trams, but they work in the cold...
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I see... but old age shouldn't be a excuse, we also have 30+ year old trams, but they work in the cold...
Do they work flawless on -15C and below? If so, kudos.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 10:15 PM   #557
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Do they work flawless on -15C and below? If so, kudos.
flawless? more or less... Only time the services have been canceled is when there's been a traffic accident, never cause of cold. Even a snowstorm has caused only delays
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Old January 15th, 2015, 12:25 AM   #558
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its only 20 or so streetcars out of a fleet of 248 that have issues.

There is a long list of political and mismanagement issues for why those 20 cars have issues.
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yes and Canadian politics when it comes to trashing Toronto is a whole other ugly hyde park.
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