Montréal, April 20, 2011 The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) invites customers to try out three seat prototypes for the future métro cars. Transit users passing through Berri-UQAM station will have the chance to indicate their preference among the various seat types, particularly with respect to their comfort. Members of the marketing team will be welcoming people who take part in the consultation, held April 26 and 27, as well as next May 2 and 3, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., on the mezzanine level of the station, right next to the turnstiles by the corridor leading to the Saint-Denis/De Maisonneuve exit.
“We feel it is important for the population to be a part of the MPM-10 project, every step of the way. For that reason, we are once again calling upon Montrealers to voice their opinion about the future seats. Indeed, we have already consulted them about the new métro cars’ exterior appearance. I can only hope that large numbers of people will once again take part in this new consultation,” declared Michel Labrecque, Chairman of the STM Board of Directors.
Transit users are invited to try out three types of seat: regular seats (3 models), fold-down seats (3 models) and ischial supports (2 models). They will also be asked to answer a brief questionnaire to indicate their preference and their reasons for that choice. The results of this consultation will serve as guidelines for decisions related to the project. It should be noted that the prototypes on display are identical to the finished product, in terms of shape, dimensions and seat pitch. They do not, however, depict the final choice of colours, materials or finishes.
Finally, the STM reminds that, in 2010, it received an Outstanding Public Transportation System in North America award from the American Public Transportation Association, for the excellent results it achieved from 2007 to 2009 in terms of productivity and efficiency.
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