Great Article on Bombardier and Toronto streetcar mess.

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Great Article on Bombardier and Toronto streetcar mess.
Posted by 081552 on Friday, May 05, 2017 2:01 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, May 05, 2017 11:16 PM

Some of the reasons for the Toronto delays seem vaguely famaliar ?  Could it be same reasons ofr CAF delays ?  With all the cars sitting around CAF we may wonder if there are parts delays and / or parts that will not fit ?

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Saturday, May 06, 2017 5:05 PM


Quite a story. How can you trust a manufacturer that fails to perfom and can't seem to get its act together? Courts don't like contractual penaties for non performance. When one sees how Siemans has met their dates for Brightline and the Hispeed Amtrak locomotives, it seems that the low cost bidder may not be desired because of issues like these. 

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Posted by BR60103 on Monday, May 22, 2017 4:05 PM

The Star had 2 more parts to the story, if you can find them.

It's hard to believe that the company who has supplied effectively all TTC's rail vehicles since the 1970s is doing so badly.


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Posted by Dakguy201 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:39 AM

Wow!  I'm impressed with the reporting.  You just don't read that type of detail analysis in an American publication anymore. 

If I were Siemens, I'd include a reprint in every proposal for a new transit vehicle.  

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