Canadian Manufacturing

Bombardier Transportation signs $721M deal with TransLink for 205 new SkyTrain cars

The Canadian Press
   

Manufacturing Procurement Transportation In Focus Manufacturing


TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond says it's the largest fleet procurement order it has ever undertaken.

Bombardier Transportation says it has signed a deal with TransLink to build 205 new rail cars for Vancouver’s SkyTrain network.

The contract is valued at $721 million and includes options for up to an additional 400 rail cars.

The new rail cars are being designed at Bombardier Transportation’s North American headquarters in St-Bruno, Que., and its facilities in Kingston, Ont.

They will be assembled and tested in Kingston before they are tested again and commissioned by Bombardier employees in Vancouver.

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond says it’s the largest fleet procurement order it has ever undertaken.

Bombardier designed and supplied the original SkyTrain system.

Advertisement

Stories continue below