Bombardier Transportation awarded 30-year Finch West LRT vehicle maintenance contract

Dec. 28, 2020
Bombardier will maintain the line's light-rail fleet, wayside track and overhead catenary system assets through the agreement with Mosaic Transit Partners Maintenance GP.

Mosaic Transit Partners Maintenance GP (MTM) has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to provide 30 years of maintenance services for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Toronto, Ontario. The LRT line is scheduled to be completed in 2023 and Bombardier will maintain the line's light-rail fleet, wayside track and overhead catenary system assets.

The Finch West LRT project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) of Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx and Mosaic Transit Group. Mosaic was awarded a contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new LRT line that will run along Finch Avenue West in Toronto and be fully integrated with the city’s existing transit system. Bombardier will be a subcontractor to MTM, which is a joint venture of ACS Infrastructure and AECON.

“We are delighted to be part of the team that is expanding mobility options for the citizens of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA),” said Elliot G. (Lee) Sander, president, Americas Region, Bombardier Transportation. “We bring our deep understanding of transportation in the GTHA region and our extensive experience as a provider of mobility solutions and participant in PPPs to ensure that Finch West LRT will provide the same high level of safe, efficient and reliable transportation as the rest of the Metrolinx network.”

In addition to the Finch West LRT contract, Bombardier will maintain the fleet and wayside systems for the Toronto Eglinton Crosstown Line and, as part of TransEd O&M Partners GP, will provide turnkey operations and maintenance services for the new Edmonton Valley Line in Alberta. Bombardier also operates and maintains automated transit systems at 14 airports in the United States and supports customers with overhaul and refurbishment programs, as well as with material and technology solutions.

Globally, Bombardier supports more than 600 services projects with 9,000 services employees in 14 countries. In North America, Bombardier provides maintenance and/or operations services for transit systems including Metrolinx (GO Transit and UP Express) in Toronto, exo in Montreal, OC Transpo in Ottawa, TransLink (West Coast Express) in British Columbia, Central Florida Commuter Rail (SunRail), the Maryland Transit Administration (MARC Brunswick and Camden Lines), NJ Transit (River Line), North County Transit District (COASTER and SPRINTER rail services) in California and the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink).