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Toronto's transit commission says the majority of its new streetcars have to be returned to their manufacturer for repairs.
The first 67 streetcars out of 89 produced for Toronto by Bombardier Transportation will be sent back for preventative repairs of "inferior frame welds," TTC spokesman Brad Ross said Wednesday.
The defect poses no safety risk "in any way," he added.
"(Bombardier) advised us last fall," Ross said. "We directed them to develop a program for repair that will permanently fix the cars while minimizing service impacts."
The streetcars will be returned three or four at a time, and will all be fixed by 2022, Ross said.
Most new TTC streetcars to be shipped to Quebec to fix welding defect, Bombardier says
In a stunning setback for the TTC’s problem-plagued streetcar order, Bombardier now says most of the vehicles it has already delivered to the transit agency will have to be taken out of service and shipped to Quebec to correct a serious welding defect. The Star has learned that after a lengthy investigation into long-standing welding problems with the vehicles, Bombardier has concluded the first 67 of the 89 cars it has supplied need to be fixed, or they could fail prematurely. The cars will be sent to Bombardier’s plant in La Pocatière, Que., and according to the company will each take 19 weeks to fix.
Bombardier will cover the cost of the repairs, which will take place at its Welding Centre of Excellence in La Pocatiere, Que., company spokesman Eric Prud'homme said.
"Welding issues are not uncommon in the industry, but, in this case, Bombardier has been proactive and responsible to ensure the cars meet the expected longevity, all in full transparency with TTC and their riders," Prud'homme said.
Some 25 to 30 employees will work daily on this maintenance program until it is completed, delaying some of the planned layoffs, he said.
"Until our preventive welding maintenance program is performed, we fully guarantee the strength of the existing welds."
The problem identified by Bombardier 18 months ago involves work completed in Mexico.
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The CEO of Airbus says it will reveal the first results of its majority stake in Bombardier Inc.'s C Series program at an upcoming international airshow near London. Tom Enders didn't specifically mention whether new orders will be announced at Farnborough, the premier aerospace show where the world's largest aircraft manufacturers sign important orders. But he promised 3,000 Bombardier employees who gathered in a C Series assembly hangar that Airbus will fight hard for every C Series deal in every aircraft campaign. Enders says Airbus needs the C Series to add an aircraft with 100 to 150 seats to its portfolio.
Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare said the problems have been fixed.
"These are very complex welding processes and it's very unfortunate that you do have issues but they do happen on very complex, sophisticated problems like the trains we're producing," he said at an aerospace event in Mirabel, Que.
Bellemare added that the company has taken action to ramp up production.
"I'm very confident that by the end of 2019, we'll deliver all the trains to the TTC."
Bombardier has been contracted to provide the TTC with a total of 204 streetcars by the end of 2019, Prud'homme said.
The welding defect and necessary repairs will not prevent Bombardier from meeting that goal, he said. The transportation company has met its quarterly objectives by delivering 27 new cars to the TTC in the first half of this year. It plans to deliver 38 in the rest of the year and 77 more in 2019.
Bombardier exec apologizes to TTC over recalls .
The president of Bombardier Transportation made his first appearance at Toronto's transit commission board meeting on Tuesday and apologized for the latest problems with the streetcars his company delivered to the city. "We understand and share the disappointment of the mayor, the board and the TTC riders. We truly apologize," said Benoit Brossoit.The transit authority said last week that the first 67 of 89 streetcars would be sent back for preventative repairs due to a welding issue.Although the majority of streetcars will be sent back to Bombardier's Welding Centre of Excellence in La Pocatiere, Que.
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