The BOMBARDIER BiLevel commuter rail car is designed to maximize passenger capacity and operating savings. Its attractive appearance and outstanding comfort create a favorable impression with the riding public, too. The car's time-tested design offers benefits to established agencies and start-up operations alike.
In service since 1978, the BiLevel car was designed in cooperation with GO Transit, now part of Metrolinx. The objective was to establish a user-friendly, 162-seat car with a baseline design for future modifications.
The car's superior economics are indisputable. Bombardier's BiLevel technology offers 70% more capacity than single-level coaches. BiLevel trains generate 15-30% overall savings in operational cost. Their maintenance costs are substantially lower, too, and they are particularly effective in start-up situations… all factors that add up to big savings for a commuter operator.
The car's flexible design allows proprietary identity: Today, over 1,300 BiLevel cars are in operation at on order with transit authorities in 14 cities across Canada and the United States.
BiLevel coach customers: