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Of TransLink’s 205 new SkyTrain cars from Bombardier, 125 will replace first-generation MKIs and support the Broadway Subway Project; 80 will operate on the Expo and Millennium lines to improve capacity. (TransLink, Twitter)

Vancouver TransLink Ordering 205 SkyTrain Cars

TransLink has selected Bombardier Transportation to supply 205 new SkyTrain cars for the Expo and Millennium lines of its automated rapid transit system in Vancouver. The C$722.6 million contract will be signed in the coming days, the agency reported. Delivery of the first car is expected in 2023; all cars are slated for service by year-end 2027.

TransLink appoints new board chair

The TransLink Board of Directors has appointed Don Rose as its new Chair, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Rose, a senior corporate lawyer in Vancouver, has been a director on the TransLink board for the past five years.

Surrey, B.C., mayor-elect wants LRT by 2018

Ontario metropolitan areas have dominated Canadian light rail transit (LRT) development in recent years, but the mayor-elect of Surrey, British Columbia’s second-largest city, wants to join the LRT party.

Bombardier gets TransLink contract

Bombardier Transportation said Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 it has signed a contract to provide train operations for TransLink’s West Coast Express regional rail system in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.