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News » Canada » Alstom and SNC sign Montreal metro contract » published 16 Apr 2018

Alstom and SNC sign Montreal metro contract

An consortium of Alstom and SNC-Lavalin has signed the contract for a driverless metro system in Montreal.

The total contract is worth approximately CA$2.8bn; with Alstom’s share estimated at CA$2.2bn and SNC-Lavalin’s at CA$600m.

The winning team had been named in February. The Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais (PMM) consortium has now signed a contract with CDPQ Infra to deliver a complete automatic and driverless light metro system. The contract includes rolling stock and signalling, as well as operation and maintenance services, for the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project.

Upon completion, REM will be one of the world's largest automated transport networks - 67km 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) and Iconis control centre solutions, as well as platform screen doors, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 30 years of operations and maintenance services.

Groupe PMM is also responsible for train and system integration tests and equipment supply for train maintenance.

The start of commercial service on the first segment of REM is expected in the summer of 2021.

Groupe PMM will create permanent jobs locally, notably in the areas of automated system experts, rolling stock mechanics, control centre regulators, maintenance operators and control system specialists. Groupe PMM will also create jobs for local suppliers that will contribute to the project during construction and during the 30 years of operations and maintenance.

The REM project will lead to the creation of an Alstom global centre of excellence in Montreal for the research and development of integrated systems of control in urban mobility. The centre will bring together approximately 100 professionals who will be tasked with developing digital technology and artificial intelligence solutions that will be used in Alstom projects worldwide.



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This article was published on 16 Apr 2018 (last updated on 17 Apr 2018).

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