Urban Transportation Development Corporation

Urban Transportation Development Corporation

The Urban Transportation Development Corporation was a Crown corporation created in 1973 as Ontario Transportation Development Corporation by the Government of Ontario, Canada, to develop transit vehicles for the province's public transit authorities Largely this work would be for the province's largest authority, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for whom the H4/H5 subway cars, CLRV and ALRV streetcars were manufactured at the Fort William (Thunder Bay) Plant.

UTDC designed and built the Intermediate Capacity Transit System (ICTS) for the TTC's Scarborough Rapid Transit line and the original Vancouver SkyTrain at its plant in Millhaven.

Other vehicles manufactured by UTDC included the #3 Red Line (01700) series for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and the original cars for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail system.

It was later bought by Lavalin and merged with Hawker Siddeley Canada's Thunder Bay plant (which dated back to Hawker Siddeley's predecessor, Canada Car and Foundry) under the "UTDC Inc." name. By the early 1990s, the UTDC name was phased out with the Bombardier nameplate succeeding it as Lavalin foundered under financial difficulties. Bombardier acquired the railcar-production business of Lavalin.

Products

Mass Transit
* RT75 H5 subway cars (Toronto Transit Commission)
* RT75 H6 subway cars (Toronto Transit Commission), also used by Ankara Metro
* Electric Multiple unit 01700 series subway cars (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) for # 3 Red Line

Light Rail
* ICTS (CCR) LRT cars; 2 car working model (Toronto Transit Commission)
* CLRV L2 (Toronto Transit Commission)
* ALRV L3 (Toronto Transit Commission)
* Santa Clara VTA Light-rail Cars (Santa Clara VTA, now in secondhand use in Sacramento and Salt Lake City) - Double ended articulated variant of the ALRV L3 cars

Other
* Steyr Percheron truck chassis - HLVW military trucks - based on M35 2-1/2 ton cargo truck Canadian Forces
* Bi-Level III and IV coaches - originally developed by Hawker Siddeley Canada - GO Transit, Altamont Commuter Express and various other North American operators
* ALRT was to have been developed for the GO Transit's GO ALRT system, but the program was cancelled by the province. The vehicle platform was a lengthened and articulated version of the Intermediate Capacity Transit System.
* multi-purpose small bus - handicap transit vehicle developed with RekVee Industries Limited in Scarborough, Ontario and Funcraft Vehicles Limited, Cambridge, Ontario; used Dodge chassis

Clients

* Toronto Transit Commission
* GO Transit
* Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
* Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
* Vancouver SkyTrain
* Detroit People Mover

ee also

* Hawker Siddeley Canada
* Bombardier Transportation
* Canadian Car and Foundry
* Montreal Locomotive Works

References

* [http://www.angelfire.com/ca/TORONTO/builders/utdc.html Multi Purpose Bus]


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