Friday, February 05, 2010

AMT awards Bombardier maintenance contract

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Montreal’s Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT) Friday said it had chosen literal hometown candidate Bombardier Transportation with a three year, C$34 million (US$31 million) contract to provide locomotive and passenger car maintenance.

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Under the contract, Bombardier will be fully responsible for the maintenance of rolling stock for the Dorion-Rigaud, Blainville-St-Jerome, and Delson-Candiac lines during the next three years. Bombardier says its working team will gradually mobilize itself over the next few months with plans to take over all maintenance on July 1.

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"The Montreal commuter rail system is undergoing an important transformation and we are very pleased to be able to contribute in collaboration with the AMT, to one of this continent's most important publictransit agencies," said Raymond Bachant, president of Bombardier Transportation, North America.

Added Ann MacDonald, vice president, Business Developmentand Communications, Bombardier Transportation North America, "By winning this bid, we are reiterating our commitment to Montreal and its mass transit system. We are delighted to be able to work with the AMT again."