Metrolinx account punish Bombardier

Metrolinx compte sanctionner Bombardier

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As of Friday, Bombardier would supply 6 of 76 cars of light rail for the rail line, the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto. The company has been able to deliver three.

The tiles pile up to Bombardier Transportation, which is subject to financial penalties for have missed a timeframe of delivery within the framework of a contract with the ontario agency of transportation Metrolinx.

The quebec-based company was given until February 1 to submit to the client 6 of the 76 cars of light rail for the rail line, the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto.

However, in a statement, the president and chief executive officer of Metrolinx, Phil Verster, has pointed out that Bombardier had just delivered three vehicles as of Friday.

“Our contract clearly outlines the financial penalties to Bombardier in the event of late delivery of the vehicles, he wrote. Metrolinx will apply the terms of the contract and sanctions will be imposed. “

However, a spokesman for the regional transportation agency has not wanted to clarify the extent of the sanctions that will be imposed within the framework of this contract from $ 392 million signed with the quebec-based company in 2017.

Our agreement clearly defines financial penalties to Bombardier in the event of late delivery of vehicles

— Phil Verster

In his statement, Mr Verster stresses have been improvements on the part of Bombardier in terms of deliveries, adding that the next three vehicles are expected to be delivered in the course of the next few weeks. “We will, however, require accounts in order to protect the interests of customers and taxpayers,” he says.

Bombardier has not commented on the situation immediately.

The order of vehicles related to the project rail line Eglinton Crosstown — estimated at 5.9 billion — to Toronto has been marked by delays. Metrolinx has attempted to cancel a contract more important in 2017, but a judge had vetoed. The original agreement, which dates back in 2010, provided for 182 cars and was valued at 770 million.

Bombardier Transportation is undergoing a difficult period, since, as a little more than a week the company had three customers refuse in turn to receive the rolling stock because of various problems. This new problem adds to those encountered by Bombardier Transportation in connection with major contracts in Switzerland, New York, and more recently in France.

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