Thales to moderise Montreal Metro Blue Line

Thales and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) have agreed a new contract for the train control system project for the Blue Line of the Montreal metro. Thales will design, manufacture, install and test the CBTC SelTrac train control signalling system, and provide maintenance services for 5 years.

CBTC is a cutting-edge technology. It is deployed by the vast majority of metro operators around the world and will support the modernisation of the Montreal metro.

The Montreal metro network, which extends over 71 km, is the second busiest rapid transit network in Canada and the fourth busiest in North America. Line 5 or the Blue Line of the Société de transport de Montréal is one of the four lines that make up the metro network in Montreal, Canada. The Blue Line is being extended eastwards, from Saint-Michel to Anjou station, adding 6 km of rail and 5 new stations. After the extension is completed, the Blue Line will include 17 stations, covering a total distance of 19 km

Alcino De Sousa, Vice President and General Manager, Urban Rail Signalling, Thales said

Thanks to this partnership with STM and our SelTrac CBTC technology designed locally and manufactured in Canada, we will significantly modernise the network and transform the metro experience for passengers in Montreal.”

Having provided an interlocking system for the STM network for the past six years, Thales has gained significant expertise in the network, its operation and technology. Thales has drawn on this experience to strengthen the partnership around the completion of the Blue Line project.


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