Toronto, Ontario – Bombardier has been awarded a $770 million contract from the Ontario government for low-floor light-rail vehicles (LRVs) that will be used in four provincially-funded transit projects in Toronto. The vehicles will be built in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The purchase is part of Metrolinx’s “5 in 10 Plan,” which will see five major transit projects completed over the next ten years.
“We know that the Big 5 transit projects are integral to an economically vibrant and sustainable future for a part of the province which is expected to grow considerably over the coming decades,” said Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Minister of Transportation. “The contract between Metrolinx and Bombardier demonstrates our commitment to public transit and job creation.”
The 182 LRVs, purchased over ten years, will be used on the Sheppard East, Eglinton Crosstown and Finch light rapid transit lines, and the Scarborough rapid transit replacemen t and extension.
The contract includes an option to purchase up to 118 additional vehicles, to a maximum of 300 in total. Bombardier’s offer was evaluated by an independent consultant to ensure its market competitiveness.