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TTC says its latest repairs will significantly reduce hot car incidents

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Yasmin Aboelsaud May 15, 2017 6:13 am 131

Remember hot TTC cars? Apparently, it’s a thing of the past.

In anticipation of a predicted high of 29 degrees this Wednesday, the TTC released a statement saying that crews have worked over the past seven months to ensure that travelling on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth will be comfortable.

The TTC says that to date, it has spent $7.5 million to “aggressively attack the hot car issue that struck last summer.”

In fact, a $13 million program went into repairing and rebuilding the bottom-mounted heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on the older T1 cars, the TTC will be able to fully service the line with cool cars this week and through the summer.

“While putting hot cars into service was unavoidable last year due to a shortage of functioning HVAC systems, this year enough have been repaired or overhauled to run only cool cars,” states the TTC. “In the event that a car’s system malfunctions while in service, the TTC will be able to quickly remove and replace the affected train.”

At this time, crews have rebuilt systems on 151 cars and repaired those on another 63 cars.

So now we know why there’s so many TTC closures all the time… Will anyone invite Kiefer Sutherland back for a better TTC experience?

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Yasmin Aboelsaud
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