Saturday, March 03, 2012

VIA Unhappy with LRC Refurbishment Speed

CBC is reporting that VIA Rail is not happy with the speed that Industrial Rail Services is refurbishing the LRC cars.

A VIA spokesman said they should have received 27 refurbished cars but at present they have only received 10. IRSI's president, Richard Carpenter, said "there's been all kinds of challenges."

Recently IRSI sent layoff notices to many of its workers after structural problems were discovered in some of the LRC cars' floors. It turns out that VIA is going to proceed with refurbishment work so the layoff notices were premature.

I wonder what is going on?

VIA was careful to state that they are happy with the quality of the work and passengers like the new LRC cars.

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