>> ---InTramsDownUnder@..., <mal.rowe@...> wrote :
>> Wow - that's CAD 8.6M each - presumably including a maintenance contract. It makes the >> Melbourne E's look like a bargain.
Que? Don't you mean the other way around? The Melbourne trams cost about 50% more. The Alstom deal sounds relatively cheap considering there's a premium in there for Canadian assembly and maintenance. By comparison, Bombardier has taken the Victorian government to the cleaners with the most expensive trams in the world.