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CANADA: Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca visited GO Transit's Willowbrook depot on June 2 to unveil the first of 67 double-deck driving cars ordered by regional transport authority Metrolinx to increase capacity around on Toronto commuter services.
Metrolinx has ordered a total of 127 coaches to an updated version of Bombardier’s BiLevel design since June 2012. They are being built at the manufacturer’s Thunder Bay plant.
The driving cars incorporate crash energy management crumple zones as well as a revised cab intended to provide better visibility, improved ergonomics and enhanced train monitoring capabilities.
Metrolinx says the seats have more leg room and space underneath for bags, with improved cushioning on seats and head rests and moveable arm rests. The toilets have electric hand dryers and touchless water and soap dispensers. There floors have more sound proofing, and are heated to maintain warmer temperatures in winter. The doors are designed for easier access with pushchairs and bicycles, with no centre pole.
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