All programs are on observe to start out the Réseau categorical métropolitain (REM) prepare line between Brossard and downtown Montreal subsequent summer time.
Assessments proceed on the 40 or so rolling inventory of trains which can be at the moment within the REM’s possession.
Every prepare will bear 500 km of checks in all-weather situations and might attain speeds of as much as 100 Km/h.
The fully-automated, all-electric and pilotless prepare system in higher Montreal is considered one of solely two of its type in North America. The opposite is the Canada Line in Vancouver.
“All of the system is put collectively, they work collectively. Guarantee that if one fails, the system as an entire nonetheless manages it,” Serge Mai, the REM rolling inventory and programs director, advised International Information.
Finally, the REM trains will roll on 67 km of observe and cease at 26 stations protecting higher Montreal.
Inside, every automobile may have free WiFi, air-con and the trains are outfitted with giant home windows to supply panoramic views of Montreal’s skyline, the Saint-Lawrence River, Mount Royal and the suburbs.
REM officers requested the producer construct bigger home windows up entrance.
“We requested them to provide us just a little extra space to ensure even a baby can have a view,” Jean-Vincent Lacroix, the REM spokesperson, advised reporters throughout a ride-along.
The trains have flooring that can be flush with the platforms to permit quick access for all wheelchairs and each station is outfitted with elevators.
The Brossard station can even have parking house for nearly three,000 automobiles.
Your entire $6.9 billion system is slated to be working by the top of 2024.
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