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Bombardier secures contract for Metrolinx cars in Thunder Bay; layoffs will still happen


September 12, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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September 12, 2019 – Metrolinx, Ontario’s regional transportation agency, has agreed to buy 36 more bi-level cars from Bombardier Transportation, which will be manufactured at the company’s Thunder Bay plant.

The agreement will enable Metrolinx to add 31 standard and five accessible cars to its existing order. According to TBnewswatch, Bombardier has confirmed that its previously announced layoff of 550 workers will still go ahead in November. 

The new cars include Bombardier’s Orbita system that will allow Metrolinx staff to see real-time performance data and pinpoint issues relating to things like doors, the HVAC system, and electrical equipment.

Production on the new cars is expected to start in early 2020 and wrap up by spring 2021. 

Read the full story from TBnewswatch.