Friday, December 21, 2012

GO Transit extends Bombardier contracts

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Bombardier Transportation said Friday Metrolinx/GO Transit has exercised options for 10 years of fleet operations and maintenance services for its regional rail system serving the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The value of the two contracts, which are extended to 2023, is approximately C$927 million CDN (US$937 million), Bombardier said.

"GO Transit is one of the most vibrant commuter rail operators in North America and has been a huge success story for more than 40 years. For Bombardier, being part of this success is more than gratifying," said Raymond Bachant, president, Bombardier Transportation North America. "This extension confirms once more Bombardier's leadership position as a services provider for passenger rail fleets in North America and worldwide. Our strong services portfolio complements our innovative products and technologies, allowing us to form a true partnership with our customers throughout the entire product life cycle."

Bombardier has provided fleet maintenance services to GO Transit since 1997 and operations since 2008. It also has supplied more than 600 BiLevel rail coaches that make up the transit authority's regional rail fleet.