Alstom To Refurbish 94 GO Transit Bi-level Coaches
Metrolinx has just announced an agreement with Alstom for the refurbishment of 94 GO Rail bi-level 7 Series coaches that will support service expansion across the GO Transit network. The coaches were built between 2003 and 2008 in Thunder Bay and they are now due to undergo refurbishment. Investing in these coaches is crucial to ensuring the GO Transit fleet can support the expansion of GO service in the coming years.
The $171 million refurbishment agreement will extend train coach life, while also introducing onboard enhancements to make for a more enjoyable journey. This includes an installation of updated outlets with USB ports, cosmetic updates to paneling and flooring, a full replacement of customer seating, washroom upgrades including new panels, service doors, floors, plumbing, and ceiling, and improvements to existing LED lighting. Through this work, all systems will be inspected to ensure the continued safe operation of these vehicles.
Refurbishment work will take place between 2022 and 2024, with the first cars set for delivery in spring 2023.