Sample streetcars need more heritage

I went down to the Ex last Saturday to see a Toronto FC home game and after watching another painful loss, I wandered over to the National Trade Centre (Direct Energy Centre, my ass) to see the mock-up streetcars. I arrived late and had to convince the people from Siemens that it was worth staying open another 10 minutes so I could get a look around their car. The personnel at the Bombardier car (TTC employees??) were slower to close, so no negotiations were required. Both competitors offered small sections of their cars for people to examine as well as explanations about why the cars on display wouldn’t really be anything like the final product.

A lengthy review of both cars follows after the jump…

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