SYSTRA Canada Selected to Refurbish VIA Rail’s Dining Cars
20 December 2018

SYSTRA Canada Selected to Refurbish VIA Rail’s Dining Cars

SYSTRA Canada and GD Rail, who was awarded the contract by VIA Rail on October 10th, have joined forces to work on this 16.4-million-dollar contract.

The mandate aims to completely refurbish and transform four dining cars type HEP I intended for use on the long-haul train, the Canadian, including:

  • installing a new kitchen;
  • installing devices to make the cars Wi-Fi ready for future deployment;
  • carrying out a mechanical upgrading; and
  • replacing various electronic/electrical components.

GD Rail retained the services of SYSTRA Canada for all tasks related to engineering and the implementation of HVAC and electrical components. This mandate, which includes an option of nine additional cars, will run until June 2019.

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