rob ford, ttc disagree on what to do with tunnel-boring machines
Boring equipment for building more subways, even if TTC is soliciting buyers for buyers in five countriesyear-old machines.
\"We will keep these tunnel machines,\" Ford told reporters on Wednesday . \".
The mayor has just had a meeting with Andy Byford of TTC on these machines.
Ford said the two were divided on how to move forward on TTC\'s machines nicknamed Holey, Moley, Yorkie and Torkie.
Byford said it would cost $3.
Buying new machines is 3 million more than renovating old ones, but new machines will be more productive for the city.
The York Spadina Metro expansion project uses four tunnel drilling machines.
If it is not sold, the machines will be idle until 2018, when the city will begin excavation of the Scarborough Metro expansion project.
There may be more subway projects.
The mayor or his rivals proposed relief lines for Finch, Sheppard and the city center in the election --
But Byford pointed out that these projects are still some distance away from us.
The machines were purchased in 2009 for $51. 7 million.
TTC was recently ready to sell the machines for $9.
2 million of the transactions ended up failing.
Byford says Tunnel
Boring machines are too expensive to store, the technology will be out of date when they are used again, TTC will need new machines.
Ford said he pressed Byford before buying the machines to ask if TTC knew their service life --
Ford couldn\'t answer a question at that meeting.
Ford said he needed the machines to build more subways.
Some people like the subway.
\"Some people like LRTs,\" he said . \"
\"From the feedback I got, more people like the subway.