CANADA: Bombardier Transportation announced on August 21 that it had signed a C$66m contract to supply 14 Flexity Freedom light rail vehicles to the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The trams will be used on the 19 km Stage 1 of the ION light rail line that is scheduled to open between Waterloo and Kitchener in 2016. The contract includes an option for 14 additional vehicles.

Assembly will take place at Bombardier’s plant in Thunder Bay, and deliveries are scheduled for the second half of 2016. The five-module, 100% low-floor vehicles will be 30·2 m long and 2 650 mm wide, and will be equipped for regenerative braking.