Alstom will supply a total of 60 Flexity 100% low-floor, zero-emission light rail vehicles (LRVs) to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), under a contract valued at over $333 million. The new streetcar order will be used to meet Toronto’s ridership demands and growth needs.
The Flexity LRVs for the TTC are five-module, unidirectional vehicles with all-wheel drive. They are based on light rail technology modified to TTC specifications and special requirements of Toronto’s streetcar network. To date, 204 streetcars have been delivered to the TTC, and the additional order of 60 streetcars will help maintain jobs and expertise, particularly at Alstom’s site in Thunder Bay, Ontario, which has experience assembling and testing previously delivered streetcars to the TTC. The streetcar project will be supported by Alstom sites in St-Bruno and La Pocatière, Quebec, which will provide project management and certain component sub-assembly, respectively. It will allow Alstom to maintain 400 jobs at the Thunder Bay and La Pocatière facilities.
In addition to streetcars, Alstom has also supplied 480 Toronto Rocket subway cars to the TTC and is currently providing a communications-based train control (CBTC) railway signaling solution on Line 1 Yonge–University as well as the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension.