Bombardier Transportation signed an eight-year contract with Montréal's Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) for the operations and maintenance of the AMT commuter rail fleet on its six lines in the greater Montréal area. The contract is valued at approximately $246 million US. The agreement includes a two-year option and took effect on Nov. 18.
Bombardier has been providing maintenance services for AMT since 2010. With this new contract, Bombardier's scope of work will cover the maintenance of AMT's fleet of 264 coaches and 41 locomotives, as well as extend to the operations of AMT's commuter rail services. Over the past 12 months, Bombardier's average on-time performance for maintenance of the AMT fleet has been 99.87 percent.
AMT is the second-largest commuter train transit system in Canada and the sixth-largest region in terms of traffic in North America, with an annual ridership of more than 19 million on its commuter rail service.