Vivarail Class 230 Successfully Completes 40-Mile Battery Te...
Vivarail has put its Class 230 through battery tests during which the train reliably and successfully travelled 40 miles many times.
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Bombardier Transport have been awarded a $308 million US contract, awarded by the Crosslinx Transit Solutions Maintenance General Partnership, to provide 30-years of maintenance on the the Bombardier FLEXITY Freedom light rail vehicles that will be used on the Toronto Eglinton Crosstown line.
Bombardier has been subcontracted by Crosslinx Transit Solutions Maintenance General Partnership, who will be responsible for designing, financing, building and maintaining the 19-kilmeter transit line.
This is another expression of our commitment to Ontario, said Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation, Americas Division. This new agreement strengthens Bombardiers leadership position as a provider of passenger rail services in North America and worldwide. Our strong services portfolio complements our innovative products and technologies, allowing us to form a true partnership with our customers throughout the entire product life cycle and to ensure the highest levels of safety, customer service, on-time performance, fleet availability and reliability, he added.
As well as providing the maintenance, Bombardier Transportation will be providing its Automated Vehicle Inspection system (AVI System) and its BOMBARDIER ORBIFLO advanced condition monitoring system. The Bombardier FLEXITY Freedom light rail vehicles will be delivered as part of a separate contract.
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