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On 3/22/2019 at 4:53 AM, DavidBellerive said:

Spotted the same units earlier during the day, with 1105 and 1107 coupled. The count I am maintaining is now at 24 vehicles spotted, ten missing.

The pace today was really impressive, easily a train every 4 minutes. Unfortunately, forgot to keep count of how many concurent units, but almost all of them had the passenger info systems on, and the “next train” display functioning.

 

Units not yet spotted on the alignment as of March 21st.

1101, 1102, 1106, 1108, 1110, 1111, 1119, 1127, 1128 and 1134.

Of the ones previously not spotted, today I saw 1101, 1111. So you can consider those active and spotted. Has anyone seen the other units above?

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Went back today to spot some more. Very interesting day today.  #1116, #1132, #1122, #1133, #1121, #1124, #1118, #1131, #1117, #1107, #1115 were rolling.  As for the tests it appears, they w

Went for a spot yesterday (April 1st) and last Thrusday (March 28th). Yesterday they were only testing double trains at a rate of one train every 7 to 10 minutes. Also speed of the Double trains seems

I took a short video at Bayview yesterday. With the escalators, the trains and the announcements it really felt like an active transit station yesterday afternoon. I can't wait for the system to final

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19 hours ago, Shane said:

Of the ones previously not spotted, today I saw 1101, 1111. So you can consider those active and spotted. Has anyone seen the other units above?

I have spotted 1110, 1119 and 1128.

 

As for names of trains from the contest last year, I have made a list of the ones I know. I will update this list so if anyone knows any others, let me know.

1103-Emily Carr

1122-Log Driver

1130-Billy Bishop

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First-time caller here.The last few days I've noticed very frequent testing, but still at least 60-80% single trains. The scale-up from the first double-train test to a full test of 15 doubles (which I gather is a milestone before the 12-day test can begin) is taking a fair bit longer than I thought it would, given that there seem to be 30 trains available. Does anyone have an educated guess at what is involved in this process (e.g. electrical scale-up testing, operator training, etc?)

Thanks,

Evan

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4 hours ago, Ramez said:

This morning (@ 10 am) I saw 1108 running from Lees to uOttawa.

Noted!

Yesterday was a fun day for me, went to most stations on the Western alignment, and it is sooooo close, I can almost taste it.

Boarding at Bayview is completely removed, you can now use the central staircase, and spot trains from the end of the platform (I'll try to take a picture next time I am around there). Same for Tunney's (apparently been this way for a bit, but still nice to see). Both stations have the announcements working, and most trains seem to have their name sticker in place. Wasn't able to note down any of them as I forgot my phone, but I'll try to add on the list. Pimisi is gonna be a really interesting station to visit when the plaza and MUP will be opened properly, but it looks like all those stations are really finalized, just waiting for final opening.

Weirdly enough, especially at Bayview, the announcement saying "a train will be arriving shortly, stand clear of the platform edge" plays after the train arrives, maybe a timing bug in the system. Really excited to go tour the stations and take loads of photos, so many nice architectural details across the alignment. Resolutely modern.

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On 4/16/2019 at 11:58 AM, Evan said:

First-time caller here.The last few days I've noticed very frequent testing, but still at least 60-80% single trains. The scale-up from the first double-train test to a full test of 15 doubles (which I gather is a milestone before the 12-day test can begin) is taking a fair bit longer than I thought it would, given that there seem to be 30 trains available. Does anyone have an educated guess at what is involved in this process (e.g. electrical scale-up testing, operator training, etc?)

Thanks,

Evan 

Hi Evan, welcome to O-Train Fans and the forums.

I do not have the exact answer but I do know that there was mention fairly recently of doing power and electrical stress testing and loading. If so, that could explain the slow ramp-up of vehicles. It was also stated that again about a month ago that 20 vehicles had operated concurrently along the line. If we go to double vehicles for full service, that's 28-30 drawing power (which is around a 50% increase). To me, this would make the most sense, and they want to measure the supply for stability and output.

Of course, there could be other reasons too. One thing is for sure, things are advancing and the end is coming into sight.

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Some names:

  • 1108 - Jacques Cartier
  • 1114 - Nathan Cirillo
  • 1129 - Boreal 
  • 1133 - Lord Stanley
  • ???? - Henrietta Edwards (had no visible fleet number on the side or in the rear windshield, was coupled to 1130)

From looking closely at the videos on the home page (these are educated guesses):

  • 1101 - Odawa
  • 1107 - Louis Riel

Here's what the decals look like if you haven't seen one yet (red rectangle below the window):

67cGWKTraQh_3wc2LbwGG572e11p6LcUQc5FWu0sprzrZs9j1Fb0e1-az9P-BX3aN92AxCwOdIxKVMNTvEDFhlMLTSweHl_-g56ukDT2gpVxP_RxINR48DArCi7-sDUkSeD1mmxFYALXNkCMSwsp3nl18keNbc0kwXbygZ8px44Rgpxe_zWpgRDrB4AHfjffJzejR3x8tMEMgHckX297CuqSCOKNLeyxhfQTLOGbLJUS39EdVHHTcDIeqiaWPLI2AxUyFsrBL0AbGjSLqkdDtWE_6kgRdPusKnvLq6ipXNf8DuxXTAXDI3ZjsVb9A-8X7wGBDQKwsTS7tllHu-fx_XaqQ6q02wA-jibtaNP3Ue1kHenFEiRiQUzbCVIO6Hrr7ym0U0LVgukQDx8DvbDeXPpUbWFKHgNMRHvkSxbYyPWPS2XtLOEOzWvMYXzdrXtrKaWUah0KDEhBG1pwqL_DoS42nOQMhsQEAgPlrCpVNsquiUOhN1eHQyzi8icXUcNRbh2Fua3HH8xxdJfdMGbQkJt8ImQ-yfmwpRLtScgvNhqj1-m5tDayVDe4setHbESnkpFx0ji93jK-5Mug6LT5P-PQis4RXNHtiLRGV9yRFPazVTv2-vXR1lReaN6lfp5OFx6I_yKvgkihzTbMncKjsoar0YmRu9P5=w1250-h937-no

I had no idea what the name decals would look like until I spotted them today. I always thought they'd be near the top next to the fleet numbers. I should check the LINTs...

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  • 1107 - Louis Riel ( yes that's correct @occheetos )
  • 1123 - Boreal
  • 1130 - Billy Bishop

I wonder if the names are also represented inside the vehicles as well. That's what I first thought of for their location, another surprise to check when it is open.

On a side note, I notice that the couplers of the LRVs so far seem to be only installed on those that are actually coupled. The opposite ends of the train that aren't coupled do not have them in place. Could be that the extras are not needed for this level of testing, as I would expect both ends of all trains to be equipped with them once service is open and running.

 

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2 hours ago, Shane said:
  • Could be that the extras are not needed for this level of testing, as I would expect both ends of all trains to be equipped with them once service is open and running.

Might be a consideration they had to optimize airflow, reducing drag. It is likely that the equipment for coupling is stored at the depot.

EDIT: I don't have evidence, since I don't have a clear picture of a unit without the front bumper installed, but is it possible that the coupler mechanism can be retracted, and the bumper attached manually? I have seen a variety of Citadis that have "mechanical" covers for the coupling system, so I guess ours are manual instead?

 

EDIT 2: I'll update my spotting file with the names as they are noticed. Will make it easy to recover / export instead of a variety of posts.

 

EDIT 3: Seem to have conflicting information for Boreal. @Shane reports 1123, @occheetos reports 1129. I'll leave "Boreal" as unsure.

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Morning Everyone, I did some Spotting at Tremblay station last night, Sorry it's 6 clips and not one Video didn't have time to edit them into one.

Nice to see multiple back to back to back double train units.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1cHwPCLib4&list=PLcZT75UzXpN28aleH4bLXuVNuDuiW4g1h

 

One weird thing I did notice was the lack of east bound trains, I was there from 8:15 to 8:45 and saw 2 east bound trains versus 7 west.

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