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[URBAN NOTE] CBC: Bombardier sends Eglinton Crosstown, Finch West LRT test car to Kingston for trial

CBC News’ Christine Pagulayan reports on the belated delivery of the much-promised test car from Bombardier.

A prototype light-rail vehicle for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown and Finch West LRT lines is en route to undergo testing — two years after Bombardier was supposed to deliver the project’s first test car.

Bombardier spokesman Marc-Andre Lefebvre told CBC Toronto, “Bombardier is quite happy that our LRV projects are going forward.”

“I can confirm our LRV pilot vehicle has gone to the next step and has left Thunder Bay to go to our Kingston site,” he said.

Lefebvre said Monday that because the prototype is traveling by rail, it should arrive in Kingston, Ont. in about five to 10 days.

Testing has already begun at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant. But nine months of qualification testing still needs to be done and it is unclear when those tests will begin.

A relevant tweet showing the first glimpse of the test car is here.

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Written by Randy McDonald

November 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

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