METROLINX MOVES TO CANCEL BOMBARDIER CONTRACT

Nov 04, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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Ontario’s provincial transit agency has put Bombardier on notice that it intends to cancel its $770 million contract for up to 182 Light Rail Vehicles.
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Metrolinx signed the deal in 2010 for vehicles that were to be used on the $5.3 billion Eglinton Crosstown LRT.  The order has been repeatedly delayed including the delivery of a pilot vehicle in 2014.
Bombardier is also far behind on delivering new streetcars to the TTC.  The original order had 73 new streetcars hitting the rails by the end of 2015.   Under a revised schedule, the TTC expects to have 31 of the new vehicles by the end of this year.
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