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TTC streetcar shipments delayed again

Earlier today, Bombardier announced it would not meet its target to ship 27 streetcars to Toronto this year. Instead, by the end of 2015, it will deliver only 23. While the company promises to get Toronto 204 new streetcars by 2019, TTC chair Josh Colle and TTC CEO Andy Byford aren't pleased with the current roll out.

"I don't want anymore excuses I just want our damn streetcars," said Colle in a press conference this morning, according to the Toronto Star. To date, Bombardier should have delivered 50 new cars. Clearly, this never happened. However, the Montreal-based company has now promised to ship four every month.

In May, the city had to reject some of the new streetcars, which were fraught with manufacturing problems. Byford feared the vehicles would break down on Toronto's streets. Currently, there are seven new streetcars running in Toronto.

What do you think of the latest delay? Let us know in the comments.

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