STM issues a call for proposals to give a second life to its first-generation métro cars (MR-63)
Today, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is issuing a call for project proposals to give a second life to some first-generation métro cars, commonly referred to as MR-63, for matériel roulant, or rolling stock, whose purchase contract was signed in 1963. The deadline for the public call for proposals is next June 1.
Montréal, March 15, 2016 – Today, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is issuing a call for project proposals to give a second life to some first-generation métro cars, commonly referred to as MR-63, for matériel roulant, or rolling stock, whose purchase contract was signed in 1963. The deadline for the public call for proposals is next June 1.
« The arrival of the new AZUR métro cars signals the gradual withdrawal of MR-63 cars. Knowing the value these cars still hold, we are offering the public an chance to give them a second life. Project proposals must be in line with STM’s corporate identity and comply with our commitments to sustainability », stated Philippe Schnobb, chairman of the STM board of directors.
All proposals must comply with the evaluation criteria and be reviewed by a selection committee. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or organizations who wish to carry out a project. Anyone interested in bidding is invited to take part in this call for proposals, keeping in mind that they must bear all costs and expenses, including those pertaining to transporting the cars from STM’s installations, as well as those related to preparing them beforehand (STM handles the removal of any hazardous residual materials).
A unique opportunity
« As part of Montréal’s heritage for nearly 50 years, these métro cars represent a unique opportunity to inspire Québec’s creative and innovative entrepreneurs. As such, we strongly encourage them to design a project that provides citizens with a new experience to share in, while contributing to the longevity of an exceptional heritage », concluded Mr. Schnobb.
Dismantling of the cars
The STM reminds that it also awarded a contract to American Iron & Metal to dismantle most of the fleet of cars. That contractor is also responsible for optimizing the reclamation process for all materials and components, while ensuring full decontamination, thereby reducing the environmental footprint.
Terms and conditions
Learn more about the terms and conditions for this call for proposals
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Isabelle A. Tremblay
Société de transport de Montréal