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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(11-07-2018, 07:11 AM)Canard Wrote: Bombardier has actually helped them out, and everyone is slamming them for it.  It’s absolutely maddening.

In an explanation I gave to a friend, I said that Bombardier is responsible in the same way we've all been responsible for that person in a group project who doesn't pull their own weight. Bombardier isn't the cause of the problem, but they've taken on resolving it.

I blame the Region's terrible communication. Bombardier clearly agreed (or is contractually be obligated) to be the scapegoat - I suspect Farwell's interview this morning won't shed any meaningful light on this, unfortunately - but I wish the Region wouldn't so gleefully pile all the blame on them when Metrolinx is right there as a clearly problematic entity.

I'm hopeful that the new council will have shed enough of the old council's baggage that they'll eventually be able to more clearly articulate the series of events that led to delays. I don't actually expect it, but it would be nice, and it would demonstrate a new commitment to actual communication.
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There's got to be a reason why the Region won't go after Metrolinx. Still needing them for something? Maintaining relationships?
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as per Tom Galloway on 570 news, the final LRV (501 I guess) is now expected to ship late January

EDIT: the COO now says he has committed to delivering all the LRVs by the end of December
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Recording in case people missed it! http://jason.randomfiles.info/Nov_7_Bomb...erview.m4a
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(11-07-2018, 10:32 AM)Spokes Wrote: There's got to be a reason why the Region won't go after Metrolinx. Still needing them for something?  Maintaining relationships?

Because Metrolinx is the Province.... where the money comes from. You don’t bite the hand that feeds you, and that’s all there is to it. It’s why Bombardier can’t defend themselves - the people calling them out are the ones who pay their bills.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(11-07-2018, 10:42 AM)jason897 Wrote: as per Tom Galloway on 570 news, the final LRV (501 I guess) is now expected to ship late January

EDIT: the COO now says he has committed to delivering all the LRVs by the end of December

But none of them with the specialty electronics right?
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(11-07-2018, 11:17 AM)Canard Wrote:
(11-07-2018, 10:32 AM)Spokes Wrote: There's got to be a reason why the Region won't go after Metrolinx. Still needing them for something?  Maintaining relationships?

Because Metrolinx is the Province.... where the money comes from. You don’t bite the hand that feeds you, and that’s all there is to it. It’s why Bombardier can’t defend themselves - the people calling them out are the ones who pay their bills.

Ohhhh right.  I keep forgetting that.  Of course.  It's why you don't throw your boss under the table.
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(11-07-2018, 11:17 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(11-07-2018, 10:42 AM)jason897 Wrote: as per Tom Galloway on 570 news, the final LRV (501 I guess) is now expected to ship late January

EDIT: the COO now says he has committed to delivering all the LRVs by the end of December

But none of them with the specialty electronics right?

All with the specialty electronics
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COO: "I'm committing that all 14 cars will have the new equipment installed on them and in the Region by the end of the year"
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(11-07-2018, 10:32 AM)Spokes Wrote: There's got to be a reason why the Region won't go after Metrolinx. Still needing them for something?  Maintaining relationships?

Phase 2 funding.
...K
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(11-07-2018, 11:27 AM)jason897 Wrote: COO: "I'm committing that all 14 cars will have the new equipment installed on them and in the Region by the end of the year"

Well it's kinda nice to see Bombardier throw the region under the bus, if anyone would believe them anyway.

If we have all vehicles by end of year, why do we have to wait a minimum of 4 more months?  *sigh*.
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(11-06-2018, 07:54 PM)Canard Wrote: ]
(11-06-2018, 06:17 PM)tomh009 Wrote: I don't think Bombardier has so much to do with it at this point. It's the region's system (since the Metrolinx system went MIA) that needs to be integrated and debugged.

This can't be stressed enough.  The media still haven't latched onto this crucial fact.  Our trains have been in a holding pattern since last February (when they were all almost complete), waiting on someone, anyone, to make a decision about what would fill the hole in the dash.  A decision that should have been made years ago.

The perils of MSM and fake news ...
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(11-07-2018, 11:14 AM)jason897 Wrote: Recording in case people missed it! http://jason.randomfiles.info/Nov_7_Bomb...erview.m4a

Thank you!!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(11-07-2018, 12:35 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(11-07-2018, 11:27 AM)jason897 Wrote: COO: "I'm committing that all 14 cars will have the new equipment installed on them and in the Region by the end of the year"

Well it's kinda nice to see Bombardier throw the region under the bus, if anyone would believe them anyway.

If we have all vehicles by end of year, why do we have to wait a minimum of 4 more months?  *sigh*.

Thomas Schmidt from the region says it's for the final checks, tests, 600km burn in, 2 week full service simulation (the interview that's happening now on 570 news). But if they all arrive in December as opposed to January it would give them a bit more leeway...

(11-07-2018, 12:45 PM)Canard Wrote:
(11-07-2018, 11:14 AM)jason897 Wrote: Recording in case people missed it! http://jason.randomfiles.info/Nov_7_Bomb...erview.m4a

Thank you!!

You're welcome!
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Looks like Canard has a local columnist in his camp: https://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/...-a-relief/
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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