December 23, 2013

Bombardier to run Vancouver commuter services

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BRITISH Columbia transport authority TransLink has awarded Bombardier a five-year contract to operate West Coast Express commuter rail services from Vancouver to Mission City, British Columbia.

The $C 17m ($US 15m) contract includes options to extend the operating term for three additional five-year periods.

Bombardier will take over operation of the weekdays-only service in May 2014.

West Coast Express was launched in 1995 and has been operated since the outset by Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), which also owns the line used by the service.

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