dowlingm wrote:that timeline looks a bit weird. They are only making the prototypes now and then shipping to Illinois? That may be okay for SMART but unless it's been decided Metrolinx will accept DMUs direct from Japan it's hard to see how Union-Pearson Express timelines will be met. According to previous advisories posted here shouldn't there should have been test vehicles in Pueblo in February?It appears there has been a six month slippage in the schedule for SMART, but that doesn't mean the schedule for UP has slipped as well.
Per the UP web site:
The Operations team has reaffirmed with our partners and key contributors the delivery work plans, schedules, and deliverables to ensure we are ready for testing and commissioning of the vehicles to commence in Summer 2014.
Apparently, pilot vehicles will be available for both UP and SMART this summer. I will add summer 2014 ends in September. Presently, UP is set to start operation in spring 2015 which ends in June. The PanAm games is schedule to start July 10, 2015.
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