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Toronto Streetcar 509 Harbourfront & 510 Spadina

509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina are streetcar routes in Toronto, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
Line 509 has 12 stops, two of which underground.
Line 510 has 18 stops, three of which underground.


The network
General info

Screenshot

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Author:
Sjoerd Ydema
Lines:
2
Traction power supply:
overhead wire
Description:
Recreation of line 509 and 510 of the Toronto Streetcar system
MetroSim Version Required:
3.15
Download:
Network information

Lines
  • 509 Harbourfront
  • 510 Spadina

Depots
  • Exhibition Sidings

Train-Protection Systems

ATB


Train usage

TTC CLRV 002.jpg TTC ALRV 002.jpg Toronto TTC 1.jpg Toronto PCC.jpg



Line 509


509 Harbourfront
Route Exhibition - Union Station
Length 12 Stops
Tracks 2
Today In use
Trajectory
uKBHFa Exhibition
uHST Manitoba Dr - Strachan Ave
uHST Fort York Blvd
ueABZg+r to Fleet Loop
uHST Bastion St
uHST Bathurst St
transfer: Streetcar 511
ueABZlf 511 to Bathurst Station
uHST Bathust St - Queens Quay W
Toronto City Airport
uHST Dan Leckie Way
ueABZg+l 510 to Spadina Station
uHST Lower Spadina Ave
transfer: Streetcar 510
ueABZlf to Spadina Loop
uHST Rees St
uHST Harbourfront Center
utSTRa
uHST Queens Quay
Ferry docks
uKBHFe Union Station
transfer: Subway 1

Line 509 Harbourfront runs between Union Station and Exhibition, over a distance of approximately 4,1 kilometers. The line has 12 stops, of which two are underground (Unions Station and Queens Quay). Unlike most other streetcar routes ("streetcar" = tram) in Toronto, the 509 Harbourfront runs over its full length on separated tracks (right-of-way); aside from road crossings, the streetcars do not run between other traffic.

Two sections of the line are shared with other lines; Between Union Station and Lower Spadina Avenue, the tracks are shared with the 510 Spadina streetcar (Union Station - Spadina Station). Between Bathurst Street and Exhibition, the tracks are shared with the 511 Bathurst streetcar (Bathurst Station - Exhibition).

Along the way, there are two intermediate turning loops; at Lower Spadina Avenue and at Fleet Street. These loops can be used to turn vehicles around in case of disruptions or delays, or to shorten a line during less busy times. Both turning loops can be accessed from all sides.

Destination codes:
E - Exhibition
F - Fleet Loop
Q - Queens Quay Spadina Loop
U - Union Station
D - To Exhibition sidings



Line 510


510 Spadina
Route Spadina - Union Station
Length 18 Stops
Tracks 2
Today In use
Trajectory
uKBHFa Spadina Station
transfer: Subway 1 & 2
utSTRe
uHST Sussex St
uHST Harbord St
uHST Wilcocks St
uHST College St
transfer: Streetcar 506
uHST Nassau St
uHST Dundas St
transfer: Streetcar 505
uHST Sullivan St
uHST Queen St
transfer: Streetcar 501
uHST Richtmond St
northbound only
ueABZg+l To King St Loop
uHST King St
transfer: Streetcar 504/514
uHST Front St
uHST Bremner Blvd
ueABZg+r 509 to Exhibition
uHST Lower Spadina Ave
transfer: Streetcar 509
ueABZlf to Spadina Loop
uHST Rees St
uHST Harbourfront Center
utSTRa
uHST Queens Quay
Ferry docks
uKBHFe Union Station
transfer: Subway 1

Line 510 Spaina runs between Spadina Station and Union Station, over a distance of approximately 6 kilometers. The line has 18 stops, of which three are underground (Spadina Station, Queens Quay and Union Station). Unlike most other streetcar routes ("streetcar" = tram) in Toronto, the 510 Spadina runs over its full length on separated tracks (right-of-way); aside from road crossings, the streetcars do not run between other traffic.

Between Lower Spadina Avenue and Union Station, the tracks are shared with the 509 Harbourfront (Exhibition - Union Station).

Along the way, there are two intermediate turning loops; at Lower Spadina Avenue and at King Street. These loops can be used to turn vehicles around in case of disruptions or delays, or to shorten a line during less busy times. For example, the Spadina loop is used on sundays as an intermediate terminus for line 510, at which time only half of the 510 Spadina services continue to Union Station. Both turning loops can be accessed from all sides.

Destination codes:
S - Spadina Station
K - King Street Loop
Q - Queens Quay Spadina Loop
U - Union Station


Rolling stock

Two types of rolling stock are being used on this line; the older CLRV Canadian Light Rail Vehicle and ALRV Articulated Light Rail Vehicle, and the more modern Bombardier Flexity Outlook tram.
In reality, the CLRV's and ALRV's use trolley poles for overhead wire current collection, and the Flexity's have been using trolley poles too (instead of their pantograph), while the overhead wire system was adapted for pantograph use. Line 509 Harbourfront became the first line to be converted, and can now both be used by trolleypole and pantographs. However, as Metrosimulator does not facilitate the use of a trolley pole, only pantographs have been installed.
TTC CLRV 002.jpg TTC ALRV 002.jpg Toronto TTC 1.jpg


Track layout

The image below shows the track layout as it appears in the CVL screen.

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Signalling system

As driving on sight is not an option in Metrosimulator, a fixed block system has been installed on the line, with ATB train protection. The allowed speeds are being shown on the driver panel, and enforced by the system. If the next block is occupied, or switches have not been set, the maximum speed is 10 km/h. In this case, you may not pass the next "S"-sign next to the tracks, which indicate the block separations, until you get a higher indicated speed limit (even if traffic lights are already green). The blocks have been kept short to allow short following distances.

TTC022.jpg

The line is also equipped with traffic lights. Unlike the standard in Europe, be aware that in Toronto, the traffic lights are usually situated on the opposite side(!) of the intersection. So you may not approach a red signal (as you then would be in the middle of the intersection). Also be aware that when making a left or right turn, the traffic light you need to look at will be opposite from where you came from, and NOT the traffic light which might be right next to the tracks at the intersection-exit where you are going.
The traffic light in the screenshot below is valid for streetcars driving straight ahead, and NOT for streetcars coming from the left:

TTC023.jpg

Even though the transit signal has a double layout, these are not double signals; both lights are for the same direction.
Also, remain aware that you may only cross an intersection if both the traffic lights are green, AND you have a speed limit better then 10 from the train protection system.



External links

Special thanks

The line is being created for use in Metrosimulator, in partnership with T2P Films Developments (https://developments.t2pfilms.ca/Downloads.html), who are providing a number of 3D objects for the simulation. https://developments.t2pfilms.ca/Downloads.html