First REM light metro trainset unveiled in Montréal


CANADA: The initial cars to be supplied by Alstom for the Réseau Express Métropolitain automated city network in Montréal were officially unveiled by Groupe PMM on November 16.

Among the dignitaries going to the event were Chantal Rouleau, Québec’s Priest for Transportation; ValériePlante, Mayor of Montreal; Charles Émond, President & President of Caisse de Dépôt et Positioning du Québec; as well as SouheilAbihanna, Managing Director of Alstom Canada.

Alstom is supplying 106 two-car trainsets from its City household, and also 4 autos have actually thus far been provided to Montréal from its Sri City manufacturing facility in India. The driverless trains are similar to those already being used on the Sydney metro but adapted for Canadian winter months problems. The front end has actually been specially shaped to prevent snow buildup, as well as the autos, have actually warmed door thresholds, floors, and also auto couplers, as well as ice defense tools, warmed windscreens, and also ice scrapers on the pantographs.

According to the maker, the trains are developed ‘to flawlessly fuse with the environment-friendly areas of the city’, offering travelers ‘impressive sights’ through the huge home windows. The eco-friendly, as well as white livery selected by the public, is inspired by the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge, with the headlights ‘straight recalling’ the remains of the bridge. A delightful thing even to imagine.

When complete, the 67 kilometers Rapid Eye Movement serving 26 stations will be just one of the globe’s largest automated metro networks. It will certainly link the south shore suburbs in the east with the city center, while the western branches will certainly go to the airport, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, and also Deux-Montagnes. The opening of the first area is prepared for mid-2021. It in much-anticipated owing to various reasons; and there are many stakeholders as well.

This is a commendable step. Amidst the crises that we all are facing, such happenings are a blessing for the human kind. In addition to that, there is a lot many things that this progression might solve; the sustainability issue because of the increasing pollution, the spread of the same in lesser-polluted areas. For such reasons, it escalated quickly and did not face any unfavourable nods.

Furthermore, as mentioned, this will be among the largest automated networks or the world. In today’s time, automation plays a crucial role. An automated economy grows faster and sustains better than the ones that do not automate. Hence, this project seems to be the solution to just the right problems, and the city might be able to achieve sustainable automation by solving the much troubled commutation network.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Swartz Engineering. For nearly half a century, Swartz Engineering has been at the forefront of industry safety. They are a family-owned company specializing in power distribution for the electrical industry. They are the leading manufacturer of E house substations. Our design ensures maximum flexibility for excellent reliability and a high return on investment.

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