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Bombardier awarded AMT commuter rail contract
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…
Metrolinx issues intent to terminate Bombardier LRV contract
Metrolinx confirmed November 3 its notice of intent to terminate its $770-million contract for up to 182 Bombardier LRVs.
Engineering Hamilton’s new LRT
The basic design work for Hamilton, Ontario’s LRT system has been finalized, including the selection of a site for the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF). The eight-mile (13–km) line is…
United Rail’s BBR Rail Automation contracts for Edmonton development
On Sept. 1, 2016, the Canadian government awarded a lion’s share of transit development agreements in the province of Alberta to the city of Edmonton.
New York MTA receives first R179 subway car
The first of 300 Bombardier R179 cars ordered by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the MTA New York City Transit B Division subway was unloaded at 207th Street…
Huber & Suhner and Bombardier sign cabling deal
Huber & Suhner signed a five-year contract with Bombardier to be its main cable supplier.
Vancouver launches SkyTrain Mark III fleet
A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Kevin Desmond, CEO of transport authority TransLink…
Mexico City orders CAF rubber-tired metro trains
Mexico City’s Collective Transport System (STC) has awarded a €164 million contract to CAF Mexico for 10 nine-car rubber-tired metro trains for Line 1.
Toronto's Metrolinx orders 125 double-deck coaches
Toronto and Hamilton transport authority Metrolinx has purchased an additional 125 Bombardier double-deck coaches for the the Go Transit commuter rail network in a deal worth $C 428 million ($US…
BART testing first Fleet of the Future car
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is starting dynamic testing of the first of 775 Fleet of the Future rapid transit cars being built by Bombardier Transportation under a $2.5 billion…
Future BART car heads west
The inaugural railcar from Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Fleet of the Future has been completed and is now headed on a cross-country journey from Bombardier's, Plattsburgh, N.Y. plant to…
Eglinton Crosstown under way, underground
Tunneling for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project is in the home stretch, with completion scheduled for fourth-quarter 2016.
Bombardier awarded $36.8 million contract to overhaul MARC III cars
In an effort to improve safety, increase reliability and provide passengers with a more comfortable ride, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded a $36.8 million…
TTC to Bombardier: See you in court
The Toronto Transit Commission board of directors has voted unanimously to sue Bombardier Transportation for at least $50 million for failure to deliver new streetcars on time, and without defects,…
STM sets capex plan at C$2.1 billion
Société de transport de Montréal (STM) on Oct. 23, 2015 announced a three-year capital expenditures program valued at more than C$2.8 billion (US$2.1 billion). The plan outlines spending from 2016-2018…
Caltrain sets ridership record
During its 2015 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2015, Caltrain reached a record in total ridership of more than 18.5 million passengers., a 54.8% percent increase from just five…
Bombardier wins 30-year Crosstown LRT contract
Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to provide 30 years of maintenance on the Bombardier Flexity Freedom light rail vehicles (LRVs) it will build for service on the new Toronto…
Bombardier makes fiscal, personnel moves
Bombardier said Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 that it will raise C$750 million (about US$600 million) through the sale of 339.4 million subscription receipts to a syndicate of underwriters, in order…
Bombardier bypasses next Amtrak HSR order
Bombardier Inc., a tenacious fighter in landing the first Amtrak Acela Express contract at the turn of the century, announced it will not compete for Amtrak's next-generation order of high…
Vancouver Skytrain refurbishment under way
British Columbia's TransLink has begun returning to service the first of 114 Skytrain Mark I cars to be refurbished under an overhaul program. The cars have been in service since…
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