Good news from Toronto!
Toronto tram contract finalised :
Bombardier Transportation has announced that it has signed a contract with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for the supply of 204 100% low-floor streetcars to replace the City of Toronto’s aging fleet of vehicles which it is believed to be the largest single order for light rail vehicles in the world.
The contract is valued at approximately CDN$851 million (USD735 million US, 523 million euros). Deliveries for the 204-vehicle order are scheduled to take place between 2012 and 2018, with the first prototype vehicles arriving in 2011. Under the agreement, up to an additional 400 vehicles could be ordered at a later date as part of Toronto’s Transit City Plan to expand the existing streetcar network with 120 kilometres of new double-track streetcar lines.
The new vehicles are based on FLEXITY 100% low-floor, light rail technology modified to TTC specifications and special requirements of Toronto’s streetcar network. The five-module, unidirectional vehicles with all-wheel drive are more than 28 meters long and 2.54 meters wide.
2 July 2009