Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bombardier awarded AMT commuter rail contract

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Bombardier announced Nov. 22 that it has been awarded an eight-year contract by Montréal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) for the operations and maintenance of the AMT commuter rail fleet on all of its six lines in the greater Montréal area.

The contract is valued at approximately C$331 million (US$246 million). The agreement includes a two-year option. The new contract took effect on Nov. 18, 2016.

"AMT’s commuter rail service is one of the most important in North America and has been a growing success story for many years, and Bombardier is honored to be a partner in its development." said Benoît Brossoit, President, Bombardier Transportation, Americas Region. "This continued confidence in the quality of our services confirms Bombardier’s leadership position and highlights our strong services portfolio."

Bombardier has been providing maintenance services for AMT since 2010. With this new contract, Bombardier’s scope of work will not only cover the maintenance of AMT’s entire fleet of 264 coaches and 41 locomotives, but will also extend to the operations of AMT’s commuter rail services.

Over the past 12 months, Bombardier reports its average on-time performance for maintenance of the AMT fleet has been 99.87%, which it says offers "market-leading results even in harsh winter conditions."

“Agence Métropolitaine de Transport is happy to continue its partnership with Bombardier,” said Stéphane Lapierre, Vice President Operations, at AMT. “We have a longstanding positive relationship that is based on the common objective of bringing state-of-the-art mobility solutions to the Greater Montréal area."




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