Design of Montreal’s REM network revealed
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 in Montreal, with the vehicle’s headlights directly recalling the shrouds of the new bridge. The Metropolis offers wide doors and spaces to facilitate passenger flow, acoustic comfort, vibration mitigation and passenger information in real time.
Alstom will supply 212 Metropolis cars, or 106 trainsets, for the fully automated metro.
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 – 67 kilometres long with 26 stations – connecting downtown Montreal to the South Shore, the North Shore, the West Island and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
Source: Alstom press release