Alstom opens new LRV assembly site in Canada

Photo: Alstom.
Photo: Alstom.

Alstom has opened a new light rail assembly facility in Brampton, Ontario.

The site will support more than 600 jobs, producing vehicles for the region’s Hurontario and Finch West light rail transit projects – both of which are being delivered by the public transport agency Metrolinx.

In May 2017, Ontario announced a firm order for 61 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles, with an option for 44 additional units.

The $528 million order will directly create 100 to 120 full-time jobs at the Blair Drive site.

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Angelo Guercioni, managing director of Alstom Canada, said: “Alstom is thrilled to announce today we are opening a second industrial site in Ontario for the production of our ‘made for North America’ Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle.

“This second facility confirms Alstom’s commitment to the ongoing transformation of the Canadian transportation landscape and the trust our clients have in the quality of our technology.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on April 10.

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