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Alstom unveils design for Montreal’s REM train

Posted on April 1, 2019

Alstom will supply 212 Metropolis cars, or 106 trainsets, for the completely automatic light-metro system.
Photos via Alstom Design & Styling
 
Alstom will supply 212 Metropolis cars, or 106 trainsets, for the completely automatic light-metro system.
Photos via Alstom Design & Styling
 
The Alstom-led consortium, Groupe des partenaires pour la mobilité des Montréalais (Groupe PMM), has revealed the design of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) train.

The external livery, chosen by the public, was inspired by the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge, with the vehicle’s headlights directly recalling the shrouds of the new bridge.

Designed to perfectly fuse with the green spaces of the city, the green-and-white vehicles offer passengers breathtaking views via panoramic windows and large bay windows at either end.

Alstom will supply 212 Metropolis cars, or 106 trainsets, for the completely automatic light-metro system. Recognized as the supplier of choice for reliable and efficient metros, Alstom has more than 65 years of experience and has sold more than 850 driverless metros worldwide. Over 17,000 Alstom metro cars in 55 cities worldwide, carry 30 million passengers every day.

Over 17,000 Alstom metro cars in 55 cities worldwide, carry 30 million passengers every day.
Over 17,000 Alstom metro cars in 55 cities worldwide, carry 30 million passengers every day.

Alstom puts the passenger at the heart of its design process. The Metropolis is, therefore, built with the comfort of passengers in mind, offering wide doors and spaces to facilitate passenger flow, acoustic comfort, vibration mitigation, and passenger information in real time.

Awarded to the Groupe PMM consortium in early 2018, the project will be the largest transit project in Quebec’s history since the Montreal metro was built over 50 years ago. Upon completion, REM will be one of the world's largest automated transport networks — approximately 42 miles long with 26 stations — connecting downtown Montreal to the South Shore, the North Shore, the West Island, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

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