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Just thought I'd create a thread for anyone to post any news or info regarding the TTC.

 

Recent News:

The order for 130 VII NG HEV's (1700-1829) was completed last week.

 

Assembly is scheduled to start in October sometime for the 2010 order for 120 VII NG Diesel's.

 

3 cars of our Toronto Rocket's are complete and are currently being stored @ Bombardier's Kingston Test Facility.

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Just thought I'd create a thread for anyone to post any news or info regarding the TTC.

 

Recent News:

The order for 130 VII NG HEV's (1700-1829) was completed last week.

 

Assembly is scheduled to start in October sometime for the 2010 order for 120 VII NG Diesel's.

 

3 cars of our Toronto Rocket's are complete and are currently being stored @ Bombardier's Kingston Test Facility.

 

can't wait to see the first set of rockets testing on youtube XD :cool:

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can't wait to see the first set of rockets testing on youtube XD :cool:

It's gonna be very soon. We're supposed to get the first set mid Nov- Dec iirc. Bombardier still has to complete their test track @ Kingston still so they could do preliminary tests on the train..

http://twitpic.com/7svfh Toronto's Mayor David Miller posing infront of the Toronto Rocket

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It's gonna be very soon. We're supposed to get the first set mid Nov- Dec iirc. Bombardier still has to complete their test track @ Kingston still so they could do preliminary tests on the train..

http://twitpic.com/7svfh Toronto's Mayor David Miller posing infront of the Toronto Rocket

 

cool! any news on potential option orders to continue fleet replacement and expansion?

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cool! any news on potential option orders to continue fleet replacement and expansion?

None that I know of so far. But there's a TA in Europe potentially buying our H5's and H6's (262 cars), so that might get us going for an option.

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TTC revenue down, fare hike possible

TTC fares could go up in 2010 as the transit service deals with a revenue shortfall this year.

 

Even though ridership is up, more people are buying cheaper transferable Metropasses instead of paying full fares for each ride.

 

The TTC is projecting a record "470 million plus" rides this year, according to the Toronto Star. But using the cheaper, transferrable pass is resulting in a loss of three cents a ride for the TTC, leaving them with a $17.4 million deficit, according to the newspaper.

 

TTC chair Adam Giambrone says it’s too early to think about a fare hike, but Toronto budget chief Shelley Carroll says it’s a real possibility.

 

Giambrone told the newspaper that the TTC needs an additional $80 million from the city in 2010 to help prevent a fare hike.

http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090923/090923_TTC/20090923/?hub=CP24Home

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The shape makes the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line interesting. It serves central Toronto on Yonge Street then curves and serves west Toronto, crossing (and interchanging with) the Bloor Street subway line twice.

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Some News:

TTC to use new fraud detector:

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/toronto/story.html?id=2166015

 

TTC fare increase in New Year:

http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/comment/article/357290--expect-another-ttc-fare-increase-in-new-year

 

The St.Clair ROW is scheduled to open on December 20, 2009 from St. Clair Station to Earlscourt Loop (Phase 1-3). Phase 4 is currently under construction.

Buses will run from Oakwood Loop to Gunns Loop.

 

York University Busway is scheduled to open on November 22, 2009 running between York University and Downsview Station. Routes 104, 105, 117, 196 will be re-routed to use the busway.

 

And a some GTA News.

Presto is officially unveiled in Spring 2010 starting with GO Transit's Lakeshore West, Georgetown and Milton GO Rail lines, Oakville Transit, Burlington Transit, and TTC (6 Subway Stations) followed by Fall 2010 GO Transit's Lakeshore East, Barrie and Richmond Hill GO Rail lines and all associated GO Bus routes, Mississauga Transit, Brampton Transit, Hamilton Street Railway and TTC's Kipling and Islington Subway Stations and last but not least Winter 2011: Durham Region Transit, York Region Transit, GO Transit's Stouffville GO Rail line and all remaining GO Bus routes, TTC's Don Mills, Downsview and Finch Subway Stations, and OC Transpo (Ottawa)

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Wow, this is one sweet railcar... I love it because it is kinda like a NJT RiverLine railcar but blending in touches of the AirTrain and NYC Subway... Toronto Rocket is ready for liftoff, :)!

 

I think it's absolutely butt ugly.

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Proposed Fare Hikes:

 

Child: 70 cents to 75 cents

Senior/Student: $1.85 to $2.00

Adult: $2.75 to $3.00

10 Adult Tokens: $22.50 to $25.00

Adult Metropass: $109.00 to $126.00

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Fleet News:

Only 134 GM T6H-5307N New Looks and 5 1991 Orion V's remain in the Active Fleet.

And with that only 13 Non-Accessible Bus routes left in the system.

 

Also were starting to receive a few of 110 Friendly Buses for our Wheel-Trans service. Numbered W100-W209.

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Photo By: gmnewlook

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Fleet News:

Only 134 GM T6H-5307N New Looks and 5 1991 Orion V's remain in the Active Fleet.

And with that only 13 Non-Accessible Bus routes left in the system.

 

Also were starting to receive a few of 110 Friendly Buses for our Wheel-Trans service. Numbered W100-W209.

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Photo By: gmnewlook

 

MAN!!! That's one Ripped F-series!

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Major Subway Delay inconveniences over 300,000 riders.

A construction company was digging on top of a bridge that was directly on top of the subway tunnel. The company dug to deep and ended up exposing part of the subway tunnel. This caused a huge subway shutdown in between Eglinton and Bloor Stns from 2:30pm till 8:30pm. This is the busiest section of the subway line. Up to 80 buses were used on the subway shuttle. Every single bus type in the fleet (From the GM Fishbowls all the way through to the NG's) were used. Wait times to get onto a shuttle bus were upwards to 1h 30m.

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RECENT NEWS:

The St Clair ROW opened up last weekend. The Inaugural Runs were done by PCC's 4500 and 4549.

Here are some pictures from that day:

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Nice pix. It's amazing how long the GM Fishbowls have lasted up in Toronto. The bus looks like it's in excellent condition!

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Man, Looks like I need to head up back to Toronto to catch those cars. Are they only doing it on a limited time basis? or are they going to run on that line until further notice?

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Nice pix. It's amazing how long the GM Fishbowls have lasted up in Toronto. The bus looks like it's in excellent condition!

52 Fishbowls have recently gone through a refurb program for them to last till 2011-2012 and to replace the Hybrids going out for Battery Replacement. After 2012, all the fishbowls must be gone due to all buses in Ontario having to be accessible or something like that.

 

Man, Looks like I need to head up back to Toronto to catch those cars. Are they only doing it on a limited time basis? or are they going to run on that line until further notice?

The PCC's were out on 512 only for the Inaugural Runs. The next time the PCC's are out is Late May. They'll be running every Sunday till Labour Day on 509 Harbourfront.

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