13 Apr '18, 4pm

Alstom consortium to provide driverless light metro system for Montreal

Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais (PMM), the Alstom-led consortium with SNC-Lavalin, signed a contract with CDPQ Infra to deliver a complete automatic and driverless light metro system, including rolling stock and signaling, as well as operation and maintenance services, for the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project in Montreal. The total contract is worth approximately $2.2 billion. Upon completion, REM will be one of the world's largest automated transport networks — approximately 41 miles long with 26 stations — connecting downtown Montreal to the South Shore, the North Shore, the West Island, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Under the terms of the contract, Groupe PMM will supply 212 Alstom Metropolis metro cars (106 two-car trainsets), Alstom’s Urbalis 400 driverless and automated communications-based train control (CBTC), a...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/technology/news/729355/alst...

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