Major Job Growth Expected In Brampton Through New Transport Plant


A new transportation manufacturing facility is nearing completion in the city, and that will bring along with it some heavy job creation.

French-based, rail transport company Alstom is nearing completion of a new manufacturing plant in Brampton.

The Canadian division of the organizations says that some office employees have already moved into the built office space.

A deal was made in 2017 between the province and the organization to build light rail vehicles (LRVs) in the city, with the latter providing 61 vehicles for light rail transit (LRT) projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Peel, with an added option to also acquire in 44 additional vehicles.

This $528-million contracted deal will create more public transport for communities in Peel and the GTHA, and over 600 jobs overall, 100 to 120 of which will be provided in the new Brampton facility, while also supporting over 400 to 500 spinoff jobs.

It will also allow for Metrolinx to receive the high-quality vehicles needed to open up its LRT developments on time.

Metrolinx is excited about Alstom’s new facility in Brampton and we look forward to the assembly of light rail vehicles to begin,” President and CEO of Metrolinx Phil Verster said in last year’s news release. “Establishing the facility is a key progress milestone to delivering the Hurontario and Finch LRT projects for our customers.”

Former Minister of Economic Development and Growth Steven Del Luca also made light of the lucrative deal’s potential last year, in relation to immense job growth via the new Brampton facility.

The new Alstom assembly plant will create jobs in Brampton and enable the growth of public transit across the GTHA and Peel,” he said. “This new facility will supply state-of-the-art light rail vehicles that are crucial elements of the transit system and part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history.”

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