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Alstom wins Ottawa light rail maintenance contract

2 Sep 16 Alstom has been appointed to maintain the O-Train Confederation Line of the light rail transit system in Ottawa, Canada.

The CA$$180m (£104m) contract follows Alstom’s signing in 2013 of a deal to supply 34 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles to the city.

Rideau Transit Maintenance General Partnership is Alstom’s client for the latest contract, which involves 30 years of maintenance of the entire line including the tracks, operating control system and power substation, as well as the signalling and communications systems.

The line - which will be 12.5km long and include 13 stations - is expected to begin full revenue service in 2018. Alstom is currently assembling the Citadis Spirit vehicles at the Belfast Yard facility in Ottawa, the site of the operator OC Transpo.

“We are pleased to award Alstom this expanded scope in maintaining the Confederation Line system,” said Grant Bailey, general manager of Rideau Transit Maintenance. “This contract places many of the critical system interfaces under the responsibility of a single service provider and will result in streamlined maintenance processes and improved system reliability.”

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