Nov 9, 2007

Bombardier awarded Go train contract.

Beginning in June 2008, Bombardier will be responsible for train operations and train crew management for six of GO Transit’s seven commuter-rail lines. Bombardier plans to recruit more than 100 train operators and several supervisors.

While the new workers will be unionized, just like CN's, the deal will be better structured to satisfy commuters. For example, if a train cannot run because a crew member does not show up for work, Bombardier would have to pay a financial penalty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

bombardier is not going to provide any better service than cn did. they are still going to use the same equipment, the same Cn rail lines and the same rail dispatchers... there will still be signal failures, switch failures, and equipment failures. also the new engines aren't proving to be much better than the tired old fleet.