Union-Pearson rail link moves forward as private company bows out

The fine folks bringing Toronto new Bombardier streetcars will be delivering diesel emissions without any private help.

The province has failed to reach an agreement with SNC-Lavalin, the private company expected to build and operate the rail link between Union Station and Pearson airport, so Metrolinx will move ahead with plans. SNC-Lavalin said "market conditions" prevented them from reaching a deal with the province.

Diesel trains will run along the Georgetown GO corridor providing the air-rail link since electric would be too expensive, says provincial transportation agency Metrolinx. The rail link should be ready for the Pan-Am Games (...who's excited?!) in 2015.

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