to maintain commuter trains
5th 2010 | Source: By Andy Riga, Gazette Transportation Reporter |
MONTREAL – As of July 1, Bombardier will be be responsible for
maintenance on three Montreal commuter train lines, taking over
a job currently performed by Canadian Pacific.
year, Montreal’s regional transit authority, the Agence
métropolitaine de transport, in part blamed CP’s maintenance for
winter train delays, prompting a stern rebuke from CP.
Under the three-year, $34-million deal announced on Friday,
Bombardier will be responsible for maintenance of locomotives
and passenger rail cars on the Dorion-Rigaud, Blainville-St.
Jérôme and Delson-Candiac lines.
"The Montreal commuter rail system is undergoing an important
transformation and we're happy to make a contribution in
collaboration with the MTC," said Raymond Bachant, president of
Bombardier Transportation North America.
The AMT has said it plans to build a $119-million maintenance
facility for the three lines in Lachine.