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BOMBARDIER STREETCAR UPDATE JAN. 2ND, 2018

Yet another target has been missed by Bombardier for new TTC streetcars. According to the TTC Bombardier delivered 59 streetcars by the end of 2017 –  far fewer than the 150 initially promised, which means they have to run and maintain the older streetcars longer. In 2009 an order was placed by the TTC for 204 of the larger accessible streetcars with the contract stipulating delivery of the entire fleet by the end of 2019, but by the end of 2016 Bombardier had supplied only 30 vehicles. In May of 2016 the Montreal based rail manufacturer set a new target of a total of 70 by the end of 2017. In October the number was revised to 65 and then to 63 in December. Bombardier has failed to comment on the miss while delivering a total of 57. We speak with TTC spokesperson Stuart Green to get an update on the situation.