Bombardier Transportation announced today that it received a firm order from the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GO Transit) for 10 additional Bombardier BiLevel commuter rail vehicles. The order will add to GO Transit’s existing fleet of 385 Bombardier-built commuter railcars. Valued at approximately $21 million US ($26 million Can), the contract calls for the design, manufacture and delivery of the new commuter vehicles.
“The BiLevel continues to be the most popular multi-level commuter rail car in North America with more than 750 BiLevel cars in operation with 11 public transit authorities across Canada and the United States,” said William Spurr, president, Bombardier Transportation, North America. “It is a service-proven transit solution that delivers unparalled reliability and cost efficiency, along with some of the shortest delivery schedules in the industry. The car’s time-tested design offers great benefits whether you are an established agency like GO Transit or a start-up operation like the new commuter rail service now being developed in the state of New Mexico,” Spurr added.
The GO Transit vehicles will be built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay, Ontario, manufacturing facility. Production is expected to extend from August 2005 to the second quarter of 2006. Bombardier is also responsible for the maintenance of GO Transit’s fleet of commuter rail cars and locomotives.
In North America, Bombardier Transportation is the leader in intercity, commuter rail, automated rapid transit and automated guideway transit systems. It also maintains two of the largest multi-level commuter rail car fleets in Canada and the United States through its North American Services unit.
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