Montréal public transport company, STM, awarded Thales a contract to provide new computer based interlocking systems across all lines of the city’s metro system.
To replace ageing trackside equipment and ensure service quality, STM will upgrade fixed equipment on the network and build a strategic new depot adjacent to Côte-Vertu station to keep pace with increased ridership. As part of this programme, STM will upgrade 16 computer-based interlocking systems at 15 stations across the entire rapid transit network.
The contract includes a firm order for the replacement of 8 systems, with an option on a further 8 systems for 15 existing stations and one new depot at Côte-Vertu station, which will enable STM to improve network operations by adding more trains at peak times.
The state-of-the-art interlocking systems from Thales offer operators the highest levels of performance and dependability and comply with the world’s most stringent standards. The solution that will be installed at Montreal is already in operation in numerous cities including Toronto, New York and Hyderabad.
The Montreal Metro is Canada’s busiest rapid transit system and North America’s third busiest in terms of daily ridership, with an average of 1.25 million passenger trips per weekday