Many of the new streetcars delivered to Toronto significantly past deadline by Bombardier will be taken out of service and sent to Quebec to fix a "welding problem," the TTC said Wednesday.
Sixty-seven streetcars need to be fixed, according to Toronto Transit Commission spokesperson Brad Ross. To date, Bombardier has delivered 89 cars of a 204-car, $1-billion order originally placed in 2009.
The problem with the streetcars is not a safety issue, Ross said, but rather a welding irregularity that will affect the cars' guaranteed service life of 30 years.
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