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Bombardier to supply LRVs to Canada's Waterloo region

Posted on August 21, 2013

Bombardier Transportation signed an agreement with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Canada to supply 14 Bombardier Flexity Freedom light rail vehicles (LRV) for its ION rapid transit service in the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo.

The Region of Waterloo is the third North American customer to choose the Flexity Freedom LRV platform and brings the total number of this vehicle on order to 400.

The contract is valued at approximately $63 million. Deliveries are planned in the second half of 2016.

Final assembly of the vehicles will take place at Bombardier production facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Regional Municipality of Waterloo can also exercise options for 14 additional light rail vehicles.

Flexity Freedom vehicles provide reliable performance along with a wide range of features, including car capacity for more than 280 passengers with a comfortable interior, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning. It has enhanced accessibility and safety features with locations for wheelchairs and strollers and a regenerative braking system that feeds power back into the network.

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