Rail

Bombardier to equip GO Transit

Posted on March 15, 2011

[IMAGE]3152011Bombardier-BiLevel-for-GO-Transit-2.jpg[/IMAGE] On Monday, Bombardier Transportation received an order from Metrolinx for the supply of 50 Bombardier BiLevel commuter railcars to be delivered to GO Transit in Toronto. The contract for the 50 railcars is valued at approximately $128 million.

The vehicles will be built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay, Ontario, manufacturing facility. Production is scheduled to start in June 2011, with first deliveries in November 2011.

In service since 1978, the BiLevel car was designed in cooperation with GO Transit, now a division of Metrolinx. The objective was to establish a user-friendly, 162-seat car with a baseline design for future modifications.

The BiLevel car operates in 13 major cities across Canada and the U.S., including urban centers such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco and Seattle. This latest order from Metrolinx will include the 1,000th BiLevel car manufactured in Thunder Bay.

Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant is actively working on the supply of Toronto’s latest generation of metro cars, as well as light rail vehicles for the Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

WMATA launches Wi-Fi pilot at six Metrorail stations

The service, part of the GM’s Customer Accountability Report initiatives, will be available for 45 days. After that time, the service will be suspended while the pilot program is evaluated.

Amtrak signs contract with Alstom for new generation, high-speed train

Funding for the trains will come from a $2.45 billion loan via a U.S. DOT railroad rehabilitation program – marking the largest single loan in the agency’s history.

Metra receives final Electric Highliners

Completes 2010's 160-car purchase to outfit the line with a completely new and modern fleet.

Amtrak's microgrid to serve as backup during power outages

In the aftermath of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, half of the Sunnyside Yard had to rely on portable backup generators for a month due to a damaged transmission line.

Detroit's M-1 begins testing streetcar line

The slow-moving "speeder" vehicle will travel the rail line as part of a testing regimen that ensures the route is free of obstructions.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close