Bombardier is reviewing its target of delivery of trams for Toronto

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A tram from Bombardier in Toronto

The list of problems goes to Bombardier Transportation in Ontario. The company will not be able to achieve its target of delivery of new streetcars to the Toronto transit Commission (TTC) for the current year. The manufacturer of aircraft and rolling stock, has notified his or her client Thursday that problems at its supply chain so that 65 vehicles will be delivered, five less than expected.


Bombardier claims to have complied with all timelines quarterly since the deployment of its recovery plan last year to improve his or her performance. The company is said to have increased the pace of production at its ontario plant in Thunder Bay, proceeded to new hires, investments in its manufacturing sites in addition to the know-how of its workforce elsewhere in the world.


“We can meet this challenge and we intend to do everything in our power to mitigate the impacts,” said a spokesman for Bombardier, Éric Prud’homme. The company intends to accelerate its production, achieving a final assembly of new trams in two sites in addition to additional providers.


Frustrating Situation


For their part, the president of the board of directors of the CTT, Josh Colle, and its president and chief executive officer, Andy Byford, has called the situation ” extremely disappointing and frustrating “. In their opinion, 146 trams should currently be in service, as compared to 45. “This is unacceptable, they argued in a press release. The TTC should continue to use buses in order to meet the customer demand for the routes concerned. “

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The agency in toronto has filed a lawsuit in 2015 compared to Bombardier in order to claim compensation of 50 million, citing the inability of the quebec society, to respect the deadlines for the deliveries. In addition, last month, the TTC has requested information from other potential suppliers for 100 trams which are an option in the contract initially awarded to Bombardier.


The company ensures that it will be able to deliver to its customer, ontario, 204 trams under the contract before the deadline of 2019. For Bombardier, these pitfalls are in addition to those encountered with the ontario agency of transportation, Metrolinx, due to delays surrounding a contract for a car of the light train for the inauguration of a railway line from $ 5.3 billion projected in 2021 to Toronto.