Bombardier Transportation has won a $246m contract to operate and maintain Canada-based Agence Métropolitaine de Transport’s (AMT) commuter rail fleet on all of its six lines in the greater Montréal area. 

The eight-year contract can also be extended for a further two years.

Bombardier Transportation Americas region president Benoît Brossoit said: "AMT’s commuter rail service is one of the most important in North America and has been a growing success story for many years, and Bombardier is honoured to be a partner in its development.

"This continued confidence in the quality of our services confirms Bombardier’s leadership position and highlights our strong services portfolio."

Bombardier has been providing maintenance services for AMT since 2010, and the latest agreement will increase its scope of work to operate the fleet on all of commuter rail lines.

The company’s scope of work will cover the maintenance of AMT’s complete fleet of 264 coaches and 41 locomotives, and will also extend to the operations of the commuter rail services.

"The company’s scope of work will cover the maintenance of AMT’s complete fleet of 264 coaches and 41 locomotives."

AMT operations vice-president Stéphane Lapierre said: “Agence Métropolitaine de Transport is happy to continue its partnership with Bombardier.

“We have a longstanding positive relationship that is based on the common objective of bringing state-of-the-art mobility solutions to the Greater Montréal area.”

AMT has 19 million passengers using its commuter rail service and is responsible for planning, integrating and coordinating mass transit services in the Greater Montreal area.

Bombardier has previously provided commuter rail cars, electric multiple units, dual-powered locomotives, as well as its BiLevel and multilevel commuter rail cars to AMT.

Image: The new contract strengthens Bombardier's position as a leading rail services provider. Photo: © Bombardier.