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Hitachi-led group wins $6.7bn driverless subway train contract in Canada

Japanese manufacturer to operate and maintain Toronto rail line for 30 years

The subway trains that will be delivered by Hitachi will be completely driverless, as seen in this artist's depiction. (Image courtesy of Hitachi Rail)

TOKYO -- A group led by Hitachi has won a contract worth 9 billion Canadian dollars ($6.7 billion) to supply and operate driverless subway trains for a new rail line in Canada.

The Japanese industrial group's Connect 6ix consortium will deliver the trains for the planned Ontario Line in Toronto, Hitachi said Friday. The fleet will consist of 31 trains of four cars each.

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