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The $722.6 million deal — which represents the major get of rail cars ever for SkyTrain — will allow for the agency to retire older vehicles, strengthen fleet excellent and preserve trustworthy assistance for riders, TransLink officials mentioned in a press launch.
SkyTrain’s very first new auto is predicted to arrive in 2023, with all new vehicles to be in support by 2027’s conclusion. The agreement also will assistance support enlargement as the regional transit community grows with the Broadway Subway job and the Surrey Langley SkyTrain.
The agreement calls for 125 new automobiles to swap initially-technology MKI vehicles, which entered service in 1985, and to support the Broadway Subway venture 80 cars to enhance capability on the Expo and Millennium lines and an solution for supplemental cars and trucks to guidance the Surrey Langley SkyTrains.
The new cars will be created, assembled and analyzed in Canada.
“This new order will switch our oldest trains and enable us to strengthen the client experience, support enlargement initiatives and take care of our capacity effectively into the upcoming,” stated TransLink Chief Government Officer Kevin Desmond.
The rail-auto obtain is portion of the Expo Millennium Line Update Program, which is funded with a CA$1.47 billion investment decision through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Method with contributions from the Canadian and British Columbia governments and TransLink.
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