The design of Montréal Réseau express métropolitain (REM) train was revealed by the Alstom-led consortium, Groupe des partenaires pour la mobilité des Montréalais (Groupe PMM).
The external livery, chosen by the public, was inspired by the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge, with the vehicle’s headlights directly recalling the shrouds of the new bridge. Designed to perfectly fuse with the green spaces of the city, the green-and-white vehicles offer passengers breathtaking views via panoramic windows and large bay windows at either end.
The Metropolis is built with the comfort of passengers in mind, offering wide doors and spaces to facilitate passenger flow, acoustic comfort, vibration mitigation and passenger information in real time.
Under the contract awarded the Groupe PMM consortium in 2018, Alstom will supply 106 Metropolis trains (212 cars) for the completely automatic light-metro system. Upon completion, REM will be one of the world’s largest automated transport networks, with a total length of 67 km served by 26 stations. The new system will connect downtown Montreal to the South Shore, the North Shore, the West Island and Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.