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


VANCOUVER – 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.

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

Bombardier designed and supplied the original SkyTrain system.

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