Alstom-led consortium unveils design for Greater Montreal’s REM trains

Groupe des partenaires pour la mobilité des Montréalais (Groupe PMM), a consortium led by Alstom, has unveiled the design of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) train.

The train’s external livery, which was selected by the public, is inspired by the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge. The headlights of the newly designed train directly recall the shrouds of the bridge.

The green-and-white train features panoramic windows, as well as large bay windows that are fitted at either end to enable passengers to have views of the city greenery.

It is equipped with vibration mitigation and real-time passenger information technology.

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will supply 212 Metropolis cars, or 106 train sets, for the completely automatic light-metro system.

In early 2018, the contract was awarded to the Groupe PMM consortium. Once completed, REM will be one of the largest automated transport networks in the world.

With 67km of track and 26 stations, the network will connect downtown Montreal to the South Shore, the North Shore, the West Island and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Recently, Alstom won contracts worth over $101.1m (€90m) to supply communication-based train control technology to India for three upcoming lines in Mumbai and two upcoming lines in Pune.

It also secured a contract worth more than €150m to supply 41 Coradia Lint regional trains to public transport operator Transdev.