Ontario Government Files Notice of Intent to Terminate Bombardier Contract Worth Over $700M
Manufacturing giant says move is 'totally normal' part of contractual process
The provincial transit agency Metrolinx has filed a notice of intent to cancel a nearly three-quarter-billion dollar contract for Bombardier to supply light-rail vehicles for LRT lines under construction in Toronto.
"There have been some concerns about Bombardier's performance as there have been significant quality and manufacturing issues that, to-date, have not been resolved," Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins told CBC News.
"As a result, we have taken the next step available to us through our contract."
The move comes just months after Metrolinx ordered 125 new bi-level commuter railcars from Bombardier in a contract valued at $428 million.