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Train partners Alstom, Bombardier hit bump with Montreal sub

Postby Jeff Smith » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:04 pm

The Globe and Mail

Train partners Alstom, Bombardier hit bump with Montreal subway cars

Montreal’s transit authority is pulling new trains built by Bombardier Inc. and Alstom SA out of service following an equipment problem over the weekend that forced the shutdown of a subway line for several hours.

The Societé de transport de Montréal said Monday it has temporarily removed from operation 12 trains built jointly by the rail manufacturers while it investigates the cause of an incident on Saturday.

The Azur trains are brand new, part of a fleet of 52 trains being delivered by the manufacturers’ consortium to Montreal to replace the city’s aging fleet of rubber-tired vehicles at a cost of $1.2-billion.

Bombardier referred questions on the matter to Alstom, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Alstom’s scope of work for the contract includes the supply of more than 900 bogies for the metro cars as well as the automatic train control system. Bogies are the the structures that support the metro car and powers the acceleration as well as supplying brakes, guidance and suspension.
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