BOMBARDIER MISSES DEADLINE DELIVERING EGLINTON CROSSTOWN CARS

Feb 01, 2019

By Bob Komsic

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Bombardier was supposed to supply the first six cars of a 76-vehicle order to Metrolinx by today.
The provincial transit agency in charge of the Eglinton LRT says Bombardier’s only delivered three and expects to receive the other three over the next couple of weeks.
(Toronto Star/Richard Lautens)
The contract includes financial penalties for late delivery which Metrolinx says it will enforce but does reveal what they might be.
Metrolinx agreed two years ago to buy 76 cars to run on the Crosstown line, which is to open in September 20-21.
That order is separate from the TTC’s $1-billion purchase of 204 streetcars from Bombardier; an order that’s also faced delays, though Bombardier says it’s on course to supply all the streetcars by the end of this year, as scheduled.
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