‘Ottawa’ City Unloading Bombardier Trains, the Original Trillium Line Workhorses
Three Bombardier trains, the original workhorses of the Trillium Line, are on the auction block.
The City of Ottawa put the Bombardier Talent trains on the market just before Christmas, now that OC Transpo is comfortably operating six new Alstom Coradia Lint trains on the Trillium Line.
The Bombardier trains, whose parts were manufactured in Germany, were the first vehicles on the Trillium Line when the eight-kilometre municipal rail service opened in October 2001 as a pilot project. The fare for a trip was $2.25 when revenue service started in January 2002.
(The Trillium Line was known as the O-Train until the city changed the branding in preparation for the Confederation Line LRT, which, with the Trillium Line, will form the O-Train network starting in 2018).