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Royal Island Transit Authority #2670-2809 are Hawker-Siddeley H5 cars, built from 1976-1979 at the Hawker-Siddeley plant in Newman, and delivered from 1977-1980. The H5s were equipped with air-conditioning (which had been tested on the second R38 order in 1968), a feature which would become standard, and were equipped with chopper-control, technology which had been briefly tested on 8 R32 cars in 1973. The H5 cars, unlike their H1, H2 and H4 predecessors, did not have countoured end caps or bench seating, so they were a significant departure from the earlier H-series cars both interior and exterior-wise.

The first 66 cars entered service on the Flushing line, while the last 74 cars entered service on the Sunnybrook line. In 1994, the 24 highest-numbered cars (4 trains) from the Sunnybrook line were sent to the Broadview/Bay Street line. There they stayed until Fall 2008, when they were transferred to the Flushing line. They were returned to the Sunnybrook line in mid 2009. 1996-1999 saw cars 2800-2807 replacing the aging R30s on the West End Shuttle service, and were later replaced by the new T1 cars.

In 1990, car 2800 had its interior modified by Bombardier to create a T1 subway car mock up. The interior underwent changes several times before the final T1 interior was decided. The amount of seats was decreased from 76 to 60, and the doorways were made wider, although the actual doors remained the same width. The top headlights on the car was also changed to match T1 headlights.

Beginning in February 1998, the H5 cars underwent a heavy overhaul to increase reliability, at a rate of 8 cars per month. This was complete in

The H5 car class was also purchased by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto. The RITA's H5s fared significantly better than the TTC's cars, though; while the TTC's cars were prone to severe corrosion in the early years, the RITA's cars were not, due to superior construction by the Hawker-Siddeley plant located in Newman. Also, the air-conditioning system fared better, because the secondary order of R38 cars had tested the equipment. The cars experienced some teething troubles with their mechanical systems, but thanks to the men at Don Mills shops fixes were found for these issues, and the once mediocre cars became fairly reliable.

As of January 2012, the top 62 cars were based out of Westwood yard on the Flushing line, while the bottom 74 cars were operating out of Don Mills on the Sunnybrook line. (four cars had been previously retired). Beginning in April 2012, Westwood's cars were gradually shifted to Don Mills at a rate of one train per week. They were replaced by the Don Mills' T1 cars being transferred to Westwood. The movements were complete by mid-June 2012.

CAR NO.

BUILT

REBUILT

DIVISION

STATUS

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2670

1976

Don Mills

In service

2671

1976

Don Mills

In service

2672

1976

Don Mills

In service

2673

1976

Don Mills

In service

2674

1976

Don Mills

In service

2675

1976

Don Mills

In service

2676

1977

Don Mills

RETIRED

January 2013

2677

1977

Don Mills

RETIRED

January 2013

2678

1977

Don Mills

In service

2679

1977

Don Mills

In service

2680

1977

Don Mills

In service

2681

1977

Don Mills

In service

2682

1977

Don Mills

In service

2683

1977

Don Mills

In service

2684

1977

Don Mills

In service

2685

1977

Don Mills

In service

2686

1977

Don Mills

RETIRED

October 2012

2687

1977

Don Mills

RETIRED

October 2012

2688

1977

Don Mills

In service

2689

1977

Don Mills

In service

2690

1977

Don Mills

In service

2691

1977

Don Mills

In service

2692

1977

Don Mills

In service

2693

1977

Don Mills

In service

2694

1977

Don Mills

In service

2695

1977

Don Mills

In service

2696

1977

Don Mills

In service

2697

1977

Don Mills

In service

2698

1977

Don Mills

In service

2699

1977

Don Mills

In service

2700

1977

Don Mills

In service

2701

1977

Don Mills

In service

2702

1977

Don Mills

In service

2703

1977

Don Mills

In service

2704

1977

Don Mills

In service

2705

1977

Don Mills

In service

2706

1977

Don Mills

In service

2707

1977

Don Mills

In service

2708

1977

Don Mills

In service

2709

1977

Don Mills

In service

2710

1977

Westwood

RETIRED

September 2011

2711

1977

Westwood

RETIRED

September 2011

-Derailed at Kiplington station crossover in May 2011

2712

1977

Don Mills

In service

2713

1977

Don Mills

In service

2714

1977

Westwood

RETIRED

May 2006

-Rear ended R32 #5451 at Westwood yard in January 2006

2715

1977

Westwood

RETIRED

May 2006

2716

1977

Don Mills

In service

2717

1977

Don Mills

In service

2718

1977

Don Mills

In service

2719

1977

Don Mills

In service

2720

1977

Don Mills

In service

2721

1977

Don Mills

In service

2722

1977

Don Mills

In service

2723

1977

Don Mills

In service

2724

1977

Don Mills

In service

2725

1977

Don Mills

In service

2726

1977

Don Mills

In service

2727

1977

Don Mills

In service

2728

1977

Don Mills

In service

2729

1977

Don Mills

In service

2730

1977

Don Mills

In service

2731

1977

Don Mills

In service

2732

1977

Don Mills

In service

2733

1977

Don Mills

In service

2734

1977

Don Mills

In service

2735

1977

Don Mills

In service

2736

1978

Don Mills

In service

2737

1978

Don Mills

In service

2738

1978

Don Mills

In service

2739

1978

Don Mills

In service

2740

1978

Don Mills

In service

2741

1978

Don Mills

In service

2742

1978

Don Mills

In service

2743

1978

Don Mills

In service

2744

1978

Don Mills

In service

2745

1978

Don Mills

In service

2746

1978

Don Mills

In service

2747

1978

Don Mills

In service

2748

1978

Don Mills

In service

2749

1978

Don Mills

In service

2750

1978

Don Mills

In service

2751

1978

Don Mills

In service

2752

1978

Don Mills

In service

2753

1978

Don Mills

In service

2754

1978

Don Mills

In service

2755

1978

Don Mills

In service

2756

1978

Don Mills

In service

2757

1978

Don Mills

In service

2758

1978

Don Mills

In service

2759

1978

Don Mills

In service

2760

1978

Don Mills

In service

2761

1978

Don Mills

In service

2762

1978

Don Mills

In service

2763

1978

Don Mills

In service

2764

1978

Don Mills

In service

2765

1978

Don Mills

In service

2766

1978

Don Mills

RETIRED

January 2013

2767

1978

Don Mills

RETIRED

January 2013

2768

1978

Don Mills

In service

2769

1978

Don Mills

In service

2770

1978

Don Mills

In service

2771

1978

Don Mills

In service

2772

1978

Don Mills

In service

2773

1978

Don Mills

In service

2774

1978

Don Mills

In service

2775

1978

Don Mills

In service

2776

1978

Don Mills

In service

2777

1978

Don Mills

In service

2778

1978

Don Mills

In service

2779

1978

Don Mills

In service

2780

1978

Don Mills

In service

2781

1978

Don Mills

In service

2782

1978

Don Mills

In service

2783

1978

Don Mills

In service

2784

1978

Don Mills

In service

2785

1978

Don Mills

In service

2786

1978

Don Mills

In service

2787

1978

Don Mills

In service

2788

1978

Don Mills

In service

2789

1978

Don Mills

In service

2790

1979

Don Mills

In service

2791

1979

Don Mills

In service

2792

1979

Don Mills

RETIRED

April 2013

-Collided with R62 #8109 at Don Mills Yard in July 2009

2793

1979

Don Mills

RETIRED

April 2013

2794

1979

Don Mills

In service

2795

1979

Don Mills

In service

2796

1979

Don Mills

In service

2797

1979

Don Mills

In service

2798

1979

Don Mills

In service

2799

1979

Don Mills

In service

2800

1979

Don Mills

In service

-Converted into a T1 prototype in 1990

2801

1979

Don Mills

In service

-Fleet number written in older style font at 'A' end

2802

1979

Don Mills

In service

2803

1979

Don Mills

In service

2804

1979

Don Mills

In service

2805

1979

Don Mills

In service

2806

1979

Don Mills

In service

2807

1979

Don Mills

In service

2808

1979

Don Mills

In service

2809

1979

Don Mills

In service

NOTES:

-2780 is one very unlucky car. It was damaged while at the Hawker-Siddeley factory, and its delivery to the RITA was delayed. When it was repaired and sent over in January 1979, the truck carrying it was travelling westbound along Highway 97, which was slippery. It swerved to avoid colliding with a car that slowed down but the old cables securing 2780 snapped and it rolled off the back of the truck and into a ditch. The car was returned to the factory and was the last car to be delivered.

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