Waterloo Regional Council approves purchase of Bombardier LRT vehicles

Waterloo Regional Council approves purchase of Bombardier LRT vehicles :Waterloo Regional Council approved Wednesday an agreement between Metrolinx and Bombardier Transportation for the purchase of 14 light rail transit vehicles at an estimated cost of $92.4 million.

Production of the 56-seat low-floor vehicles will begin next year and be delivered beginning in the summer of 2016.

The first stage of the Ontario region’s transit plans include a 19-kilometre route between Fairview Park Mall in Waterloo and a terminal in nearby Cambridge.

A second stage would eventually increase the system to 37 kilometres and include 23 stations between the two cities, about 100 kilometres west of Toronto.

The project is being financed by the federal, provincial and regional governments. The cost includes $61.1 million for the vehicles, plus $6.5 million in spare parts, $7 million in tools and equipment, taxes, currency exchange and $11 million in contingencies.

Waterloo Regional Council approves purchase of Bombardier LRT vehicles

Source : www.montrealgazette.com

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