Metrolinx, Bombardier Court Battle Continues Today

Metrolinx, Bombardier Court Battle Continues Today

Provincial transit agency says Canadian manufacturing giant hasn't lived up to contract obligations

Metrolinx and Bombardier will be in court on Tuesday for an injunction hearing amid an ongoing court battle in which the provincial agency aims to make it clear the Canadian manufacturing giant hasn't lived up to its contract obligations.

Bombardier "is in default of an $870.5 million agreement" to provide Metrolinx with light rail vehicles, notes the latest legal argument provided to the courts, and supplied to CBC Toronto by Metrolinx.

"Metrolinx has repeatedly warned Bombardier of the concerns about its performance and delays, yet Bombardier has failed to take any meaningful corrective action," reads the final factum from Metrolinx.

"As a result, Metrolinx had no realistic choice but to deliver a notice of intention to terminate its contract with Bombardier, and begin to prepare contingency plans to move forward with another supplier."

Bombardier filed the injunction in February with the goal of preventing Metrolinx from terminating its contract. Metrolinx, which helps co-ordinate transportation in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area, has been looking for alternate suppliers for the Eglinton-Crosstown and the Finch West light rail transit lines in Toronto."Metrolinx remains determined to get good value and high-quality light rail vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown and Finch West LRT projects," said spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins in a statement provided to CBC Toronto.

Read more from CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/metrolinx-bombardier-court-1.4032466?cmp=rss

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