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Montreal's AMT nixes train order wth Bombardier

Montreal's Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) has canceled a $103 million (in Canadian dollars) order with Bombardier to build new trains for three commuter-rail lines.

AMT turned down the contract because Bombardier didn't meet its specifications for the trains. Instead, the company's plans were based on units it's already building for Toronto's Metrolinx lines, CBC News reported. In addition, Bombardier wasn't able to deliver the trains in less than two years as AMT requested.

Some of the agency's specific requirements include computer screens on trains to show the next station and a system to detect the number of riders onboard, according to CBC.

Bombardier said that AMT's requested modifications would require changes to the company's production line and "would not be financially beneficial for either party," the CBC report said.

In October 2015, Bombardier failed to meet a deadline to deliver streetcar vehicles to the Toronto Transit Commission.


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