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Bombardier to ramp up production of TTC streetcars

The streetcar saga continues in Toronto. Although this time, it's more of a good news story. That's because Bombardier is making moves to get our city its new streetcars faster, reports the Toronto Star today.

The Montreal-based company is undergoing some internal shuffles. It'll use Thunder Bay plant, for instance, to focus on building Toronto's streetcars. It'll move some of its other lines of production - like work on Metrolinx's light rail trains - to Kingston, notes the Star.

According to the Star, it'll be adding an additional assembly line for TTC vehicles at one of its plants. It'll also be sending welders to its facility in Sahagun, Mexico to iron out the kinks that led to previous delays and problems.

By the end of this year, Bombardier should be sending us 16 new streetcars, along with 40 in 2017, 76 in 2018 and 57 in 2019.

Photo by BruceK via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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