STM commissions final AZUR train


The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has commissioned the last of the AZUR trains received from the Alstom factory in La Pocatière. This is the final unit of the order for 17 additional trains announced in 2018.

The 639th train car was received in late November at the STM’s Youville workshops. In total, 71 AZUR trains are now a part of the rolling stock of the STM, running on the Green and Orange lines. The rest of the fleet is composed of 360 MR-73 train cars.

“After over a decade of incredibly hard work here, the commissioning of this final AZUR train is particularly important—historic, even,” says Éric Alan Caldwell, Chair of the STM Board of Directors. “Today, our customers will be the first ones to benefit from the project, having more trains that are modern, high-tech and more comfortable, with 8% more space and improved ventilation.”

“We are extremely privileged to partner with the STM, an organization with a clear vision of what mobility in Montreal should and can be,” adds Michael Keroullé, President of Alstom Americas. “It is with great pride and the shared purpose of putting the passenger first that we are part of the development of sustainable mobility in Montréal and at the heart of the STM’s projects, from the very first métro car to travel on the STM network over 50 years ago, the development of the integrated control centre, to now, the latest generation of AZUR trains.”

“This marks the end of an STM flagship project, and we are rightfully proud to have completed it,” says Luc Tremblay, Chief Executive Officer of the STM. “It is no wonder that the project office, created in 2006, won a prestigious project management award for orchestrating all the phases involved in integrating these new métro cars. Today, it is our customers’ turn to enjoy the benefits of the 71 new trains now in service.”

The train in question, number 10-711, will be in circulation as of Tuesday December 14 on the Orange line, making its very first rounds. 

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On October 22, 2010, the STM signed the initial purchase contract for the AZUR métro trains with the Bombardier-Alstom consortium. The Quebec and Canadian governments later announced the acquisition of 17 additional AZUR trains on November 12, 2018.

The first AZUR train was commissioned by the STM on February 7, 2016, on the Orange line