They already said they'd all be gone by end of 2019. But will the cold weather really be a big issue? I thought it was the electronics that were the big issue not the air lines - which did get overhauled.With only 2-4 seeing service these days, best to scrap them this year, than 2020. Once the cold weather is here, will not see them and what good are they sitting in the yard?? Having 2-4 in service doesn't really help the line or hurt it if they aren't there in the first place.
Yes. And best give the 60-cars to Bombardier, who can easily have them all delivered by 2022. Rather than car 1 arriving in 2024 if they meet an exceedingly optimistic schedule.Getting more cars order needs to be one of the top items that the new board needs to deal with on day one.
And then look at the costs. The Bombardier cars were about $5 million each, with the next lowest bidder being about $7.5 million. But the add-on cars from Bombardier are only $3.4 million. Surely going with any other bidder is going to double (or more) the costs.