Straps in AZUR trains: STM users consulted


As the STM is considering installing straps on the grab rails in AZUR métro cars, selected customers panel will be able to test it.

Attentive to transit users’ needs, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is considering installing straps on the grab rails in AZUR métro cars. This coming Saturday, May 25, about 20 customer-members of the My voice my STM panel will participate in a research activity to test the model of strap under consideration and let the STM know what they think of it.

Aboard an AZUR train reserved for the test, the participants will test the straps in a real-life context during a return trip between the Henri-Bourassa and Côte-Vertu stations, featuring various conditions that can occur during normal operations (slowing, braking and acceleration). Aspects assessed will include the number of straps, their location on the grab rails, their colour (grey or blue) and how easy they are to use even in a simulated rush hour context. STM research specialists will be on site to gather the participants’ comments and assessments and ensure the test goes smoothly. The test will have no impact on métro service delivery.

The test results will provide the STM with feedback on installing straps in the AZUR trains and the details of this type of project.