Plus they can probably get those SRT cars from Toronto in 2015 for scrap metal price, even if we only use them for spare parts to keep the maintenance cost low. That's a fleet of another 28 cars.
In 2012, the rail division has targeted to increase its service hours 4.7 per cent compared to the 2011 target primarily due to increased service during AM and PM peaks and increased Friday and Saturday evening service levels.
That's interesting as I wasn't expecting that.
The planned 2012 service level for Canada Line is 3.4% above the original 2012 level planned back in 2010/2011 (which I think was the service set in the original agreement), and that's about 11 round-trips per day on average. That's enough to increase the peak service from 3.5min to 3min for 4 hours per day, or from 3.5min to 3.1min for 5 hours per weekday AND extend the 3.5 frequency up to almost 9pm on Friday and Saturday evening...
As for the Expo and Millennium service increase, I guess that's for peak hour based on my experience (would the train that
full on Fri Sat evening with the current 3min headway?) A 3.9% increase weekday-only means 15 round-trips per day on Expo and 11 round-trips per day on the Millennium Line (if including the weekend, it would be 11 and 8 trips respectively). To add the 26 trips within the 5 hours peak period, they would need to add another 8.5 trains in service. But do they even have that many spare trains? If they put every available train in service, they can probably only add 5 to 6 trains in total...
Plus, the above assume the increase spread over a whole year. Since the improvement won't come before late April at the earliest, the amount of service increase would be even higher... It would be interesting to see what the plan really are...