Bombardier to build 60 GO passenger cars in Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay plant only facility in Canada that manufactures bi-level cabs for GO Transit.
THUNDER BAY, Ont.: Bombardier has announced it will build 60 new GO Train passenger cars thanks to an investment by the Ontario government.
The Montreal-based transportation giant says the cars are currently in the design stage, but delivery is expected by 2015.
The total value of the contract and number of jobs created has yet to be released.
Bombardier’s Thunder Bay manufacturing plant is the only facility in Canada that produces the bi-level cab cars and passenger coaches that GO has used for its fleets since 1978.
Since 2003, Ontario’s Liberals have investment more than $13 billion into public transit, $6 billion of which has gone into upgrading GO services.