'Everything was positive,' ION light rail car completes first testing

via CBC

The long-awaited ION light rail on-track test in Waterloo Region completed successfully Tuesday afternoon according to Coun. Tom Galloway. 

"The testing went apparently quite well today, everything was positive," he told CBC News.

The transit agency tweeted photos Tuesday morning showing the first of the Bombardier-built cars being rolled out and tested on tracks in Waterloo.

The long-awaited ION light rail on-track test in Waterloo Region completed successfully Tuesday afternoon according to Coun. Tom Galloway. 

"The testing went apparently quite well today, everything was positive," he told CBC News.

The transit agency tweeted photos Tuesday morning showing the first of the Bombardier-built cars being rolled out and tested on tracks in Waterloo.

The car was towed by a vehicle on official test tracks between Northfield Drive and the Erb and Caroline Street intersection. That section of the track has been designated for towing and self-powered transit vehicle testing.

Galloway said Tuesday's test was to check for clearances around the tracks, making sure the train thresholds meet the station platforms correctly and the pantograph pulling the train would have continuous contact with the electrical wiring.

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