AMT rejects Bombardier bid for new train cars, goes with Chinese firm

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At one point, Bombardier would have been a shoo-in for the contract to build new commuter-train cars for Montreal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, but not this time.

Instead, the contract is going to the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, which bid at $69 million, compared to Bombardier’s $103 million — and boasts a wait of six-months less for the new cars.

Desautels Professor Karl Moore says that the Chinese might have quoted low to break into the North American market, and that “they have the advantage of embarrassing Bombardier in its own backyard, and spreading that story around the world.”

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