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  by Jeff Smith
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NYC transit chief slams Bombardier, halts rail car deliveries over problems
Andy Byford told the state transit authority this week that New York City Transit will halt new train car deliveries until more of the existing cars are fixed.
He cited “depressing” issues with the HVAC system software and past problems with springs between the cars and doors that were “weeping oil.”
Earlier this month, Swiss Federal Railways opted to stop taking new trains from the Montreal-based company until it fixes the ones already in service.

Bombardier is also facing a Feb. 1 deadline for delivery of the first six of 76 vehicles for Toronto’s Crosstown Eglinton light rail line, with one car already at a Metrolinx site in Toronto.
  by eolesen
It wouldn't surprise me if the Bombardier name disappears either by merger or insolvency within the next five years...
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Bombardier Inc. expects to complete at least three of its most delayed rail contracts this year, with deliveries to two more European customers extending into 2020.

North America’s biggest maker of rail equipment has put in place fixes for five troubled projects that “still need some attention,” Chief Executive Officer Alain Bellemare said Thursday. Rolling-stock deliveries to New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, London Overground and Crossrail of the U.K. will be fully completed this year, while shipments to Swiss train operator SBB and Germany’s Deutsche Bahn will run through 2020.

Bombardier has made headlines in recent months for a series of delays and quality stumbles on high-profile train projects in those places as well as in Toronto and France. The projects represent a fraction of the more than 150 major rail contracts that the company is working on, Bellemare said.