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Alstom SA has officially signed an agreement to supply the City of Toronto with dozens of new streetcars in a deal valued at over 275 million euros.
The French railway vehicle manufacturer said Wednesday it will be providing the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) with 60 of its zero-emission light rail vehicles.
Last month, the city announced the federal and provincial governments had set aside $180 million each to help fund the purchase.
Alstom completed its acquisition of Bombardier Inc.’s rail division last January. Before the purchase, Toronto had acquired a total of 204 streetcars from Bombardier.
The order was fraught with severe delays, resulting in the city eventually suing the Quebec-based company over the deal.
Alstom said the streetcars will be assembled and tested at its Thunder Bay, Ont. facilities, with support from its sites in St-Bruno and La Pocatière in Quebec.