Comment 117962

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted April 27, 2016 at 11:08:25 in reply to Comment 117949

I have to admit Bombardier's track record on the TTC streetcars isn't so spectacular either.

Anyway, it appears Canada is probably going to do a stealth-bailout of of Bombardier via purchases for GTHA's fully funded $13.5bn electrified GO RER and the newly announced Montreal's electrified SkyTrain-style system, plus VIA's new $4bn electrified HFR system which already apparently has funding interest (Canada's various pension funds, OTPP/CPP/etc, which apparently also owns some European HSR assets).

And, apparently, if Hamilton/West Harbour GO electrification happens (found Metrolinx mention) as a future phase of GO RER, we'll be able to reach Ottawa and Montreal completely on electricity by the end of 2020s -- not just Toronto.

Regardless, this is an exciting rail boom, indeed!

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2016-04-27 11:47:47

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