From 2015 to 2020, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will invest $582.5 M to replace métro stationary equipment as part of Phase IV of its Réno-Systèmes program. At its last meeting, the Board of directors approved a $570 M loan bylaw to that end.
Montréal, October 1, 2014 – From 2015 to 2020, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will invest $582.5 M to replace métro stationary equipment as part of Phase IV of its Réno-Systèmes program. At its last meeting, the Board of directors approved a $570 M loan bylaw to that end.
« Our métro system includes a wide range of stationary equipment that are essential to operations and that, together, add up to a sizable asset base. Réno-Systèmes serves to replace equipment that have reached the end of their service life, in a planned, preventive manner, to maintain their safety and reliability », explained Board chairman, Philippe Schnobb.
The work carried out during Phase IV of the program will touch upon the following categories:
- Energy: replace equipment used to supply, transform and distribute electrical power to the métro, including power and rectifier stations, in addition to acquiring sites for future projects;
- Accessibility: make more métro stations universally accessible by retrofitting them with elevators. By the time Phase IV of the Réno-Systèmes program is completed, 17 stations, including Bonaventure, will have elevators;
- Ventilation: upgrade the tunnel ventilation system that produces and controls air circulation inside tunnels and métro stations (e.g. building or refurbishing ventilation shafts and stations), in addition to acquiring sites for future projects;
- Motorized installations: replace natural ventilation shafts and pumping stations in tunnels;
- Telecommunications and operating process controls: replace and/or add systems and infrastructure required to control operating processes and operational communications, such as videosurveillance, radio-communications, emergency telephony system, etc.;
- Track equipment : replace track equipment, including rail braces, conductor rails, etc.;
- Train control: replace train control equipment.
Program funding is conditional on getting approval by Montréal’s city council, the Agglomeration of Montréal and the CMM. These works qualify for a subsidy from the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ). An application for funding will be submitted once approvals are obtained.
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