As many as 60 new generation GO Train cars will be built in Thunder Bay, Ontario, which will help sustain jobs and support the local economy, it was announced on Friday.
“These 60 new bi-level commuter train cars will help GO Transit meet our commitment to two-way, all-day service, while strengthening the economy and sustaining jobs in Thunder Bay,” said Premier Dalton McGuinty while making the announcement at Bombardier in Thunder Bay where these cars will be built.
“We’re proud that Bombardier has chosen Thunder Bay, and we look forward to welcoming these new cars to the GO Train fleet,” said McGuinty.
The design of the new passenger cars is underway, with the first delivery of the new fleet scheduled to arrive in spring 2015.
“GO trains are a huge success and have been responding to commuter needs for more than 30 years now. GO Transit’s fleet comprises 650 of the more than 1,000 bi-level cars manufactured in Thunder Bay for North America,” said René Lalande, vice-president of Bombardier Transportation, Thunder Bay Business Unit.
“We are proud to offer GO Transit a new version of the very popular bi-level car that features next-generation enhancements,” said Lalande.