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Final LRT cars for Ion system set for delivery from Kingston

The last two LRT cars for Waterloo Region's Ion light rail project have been loaded for delivery at the Bombardier assembly plant in Kingston.
The final light rail transit vehicles destined for Waterloo Region, depart by rail freight car from the Bombardier assembly plant in Kingston, Ont. on Nov. 28, 2018. (Frederic Pepin/CBC)

The last two LRT cars for Waterloo Region's Ion light rail project have been loaded for delivery at the Bombardier assembly plant in Kingston.

In a release Bombardier says the two vehicles will arrive in the region next week.

"We are confident we will have the specialized equipment installed in all 14 vehicles by the end of December, as promised," Bombardier said.

The company said it is sending employees to the Ion facility in Waterloo to "ensure that all 14 vehicles are completed by the end of December."

The final light rail transit vehicles destined for Waterloo Region, ready to depart by rail freight car from the Bombardier assembly plant in Kingston, Ont. on Nov. 28, 2018. (Frederic Pepin/CBC)

The much-delayed light rail system for Waterloo region has been beset with difficulties, from construction halts due to the archeological finds of multiple corduroy roads in Waterloo, to layoffs and fabrication issues at Bombardier.

The final light rail transit vehicle destined for Waterloo Region, departs by rail freight car from the Bombardier assembly plant in Kingston, Ont. on Nov. 28, 2018. (​Frederic Pepin/CBC)

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