After a string of delays with the delivery of light rail vehicles for its projects, Metrolinx has sought out a new supplier.
French company Alstom has been selected to build vehicles for Metrolinx and in doing so, effectively replace Bombardier Transportation. The best part? It plans to do all the work in Brampton.
A spokesperson for the company confirmed in December that it plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Brampton to build vehicles for the Hurontario LRT, Sheppard East LRT, and the Finch West LRT projects.
The firm currently employs over 300 Canadians at facilities near Ottawa and Montreal. Its new facility will create some 120 jobs in Brampton.
More than likely, trains on these three lines will also be made by Alstom at its Brampton facility in the future, creating long-term jobs in the city.
The company has not announced yet when the facility will open or where it will be located.