All techniques are on observe to begin the Réseau categorical métropolitain (REM) practice line between Brossard and downtown Montreal subsequent summer time.
Exams proceed on the 40 or so rolling inventory of trains which might be at the moment within the REM’s possession.
Every practice will endure 500 km of assessments in all-weather situations and may attain speeds of as much as 100 Km/h.
The fully-automated, all-electric and pilotless practice system in better Montreal is considered one of solely two of its variety in North America. The opposite is the Canada Line in Vancouver.
“All of the system is put collectively, they work collectively. Ensure that if one fails, the system as an entire nonetheless manages it,” Serge Mai, the REM rolling inventory and techniques director, advised International Information.
Ultimately, the REM trains will roll on 67 km of observe and cease at 26 stations masking better Montreal.
Inside, every automotive could 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 present us a bit more room to verify even a toddler 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 may also have parking area for nearly 3,000 autos.
Your entire $6.9 billion system is slated to be working by the top of 2024.
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