THUNDER BAY – “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. We’re proud Bombardier has chosen Thunder Bay, and we look forward to welcoming these new cars to the GO Train fleet,” stated Premier Dalton McGuinty. Ontario is taking another step forward on two-way, all-day GO Train service with the purchase of 60 new GO Train passenger cars.
“This contract for 60 bi-level GO Transit passenger cars is further evidence of how our government’s continued commitment to mass transit investments is creating jobs in Thunder Bay. Since 2003, those investments have brought hundreds of jobs to our local Bombardier plant and provided a significant boost to our region’s economy,” commented Bill Mauro MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan.
Premier McGuinty visited Bombardier in the city to make the announcement. 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. We are proud to offer GO Transit a new version of the very popular bi-level car that features next-generation enhancements,” added René Lalande Vice President Bombardier Transportation, Thunder Bay Business Unit.
“Infrastructure investments like this are so important because it will keep people here in Thunder Bay working and our community strong and vibrant,” enthused Michael Gravelle MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North.