Monday, January 25, 2010

New Metro Cars...

are now not going to be finished on time by the way things are looking. The final negotiating stage was just called off between Bombardier, Alstom and the government. It seems that the cars will not be finished on time. We all knew that something like this would happen. It's not a surprise. But, now the bidding process is going to start from scratch all over again. Our metro cars are some of the oldest in the world. The newest cars date from the 70's. Hopefully, the cars will be in service by 2020.
MONTREAL – It's back to the drawing board - again.
Four-and-a-half years after it was formally launched, for the second time and at the very last moment, the quagmire that has become the contract to replace Montreal's métro cars is headed back to the shop. The Société de transport de Montréal and Transport Québec yesterday pulled the plug on "final-stage" talks with Bombardier Inc. and its consortium partner Alstom SA and said that if more bidders expressed interest, the deal would go to public international tenders on March 1.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Quebec+derails+métro+deal/2473103/story.html

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