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Bombardier to miss streetcar delivery target yet again

Last Updated Dec 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm EDT

New TTC streetcars in Toronto. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira

CityNews has learned Bombardier will not meet its revised, scaled-back streetcar delivery target for 2017, once again disappointing the Toronto Transit Commission and delaying the rollout of new streetcars on Toronto streets.

The Montreal-based company originally committed to delivering 120 streetcars to the TTC by now, according to TTC spokesperson Brad Ross, but CityNews has learned Bombardier has only delivered 57 streetcars.

Bombardier recently announced it would provide 65 vehicles by the end of the year. Two weeks ago that number was downgraded to 64.

In a statement to CityNews, Bombardier said a total of 63 streetcars will be shipped to the TTC by December 31 and “three cars will arrive early January.”

A three-city investigation CityNews took part in found that Bombardier was having significant troubles delivering transit vehicles to both San Francisco and New York City.

Today’s revelation comes on the same day Metrolinx announced it has slashed its order of light rail transit vehicles from Bombardier from 182 to 76.

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