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Westmatic wins Toronto tender for train washing station at LRT extension

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As many Toronto residents know, transit is a hot topic of discussion, particularity with the constant debate of subway and LRT extensions in the downtown core. With the $5.3 billion dollar Eglinton Cross Town light rail transit (LRT) extension in progress, it is a great success to have Swedish company Westmatic win the tender of installing a train washing facility in the west end of the line. The installation is expected to be completed by end of 2017 with plenty of time for testing before the Eglinton LRT is open for transporting passengers in 2021.

This 19km line extension includes 25 station stops and a 10km underground portion making it the largest transit expansion in Toronto history. The estimated ridership of the entire Eglinton extension is 5,500 passengers/hour at peak times with a carrying capacity of 490 people per three-car LRT train.  It will link to 54 bus routes, three subway stations and various inter-city train lines. This Eglinton extension is just one part of the 25 year, $50 billion plan to build better transit in Toronto. 

Since 1974, Westmatic has developed a reputation for building the highest quality, most innovative bus wash, truck wash, and train wash equipment in the world. Westmatic also specializes in waste water treatment with advanced water recycling with the systems use up to 50% less water, electricity and chemicals compared to traditional wash systems. Westmatic's headquarters are located in Arvika, Sweden with North American offices in Toronto, Buffalo and New York.

Westmatic is seeing increased growth in Canada and is in the process of setting up a warehouse facility for Canadian parts distributors and field technicians to better service the Canadian market. Their success is continued across Canada as they have also recently won a contract for 3 bus washer systems for Calgary Transit, to be installed in 2018.

Business Sweden has worked with Westmatic to initiate their Canada incorporation in 2016 and are delighted to see such impressive sales successes already within their first few years of incorporation.

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Agata Leszkiewicz

Project Manager, Healthcare & Infrastructure Industry Advisor Toronto Project Manager, Healthcare & Infrastructure Industry Advisor, Toronto
+1 416 640 7477