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Montreal Subway’s AZUR Cars

Modernizing public transit

  • 486

    Cars

  • 14040

    ISO Standards

  • 500

    Trained Employees

  • Montreal, Quebec

    Montreal, Quebec

An ambitious project to improve subway performance and enhance passenger experience in Montreal’s transit system

In its subway network modernization plan, the Montreal Transit Corporation (STM) wanted to update its fleet of cars, a number of which dated back to the network’s 1966 inauguration. The STM partnered with Groupement DST, led by Stantec, to accompany them in this massive endeavor.

Our team managed and provided technical expertise for numerous projects developed in parallel—ensuring the integration and operation of the new trains. New equipment was purchased and training programs developed including a full-scope simulator for operators.

No aspect of the design was left to chance, and commuters’ needs were at the center of the project. Beyond its ergonomic seating and panoramic windows, the AZUR trains stand out for their larger, obstruction-detecting smart doors and improved ventilation.

Since 2016, commuters have enjoyed the benefits of these ultra-modern, ecological, and comfortable AZUR trains—trains that are leading the industry with their cutting-edge technology. The final tally? A total of 54 trains (486 cars) in service.

At a Glance

Offices
  • Montreal (Robert-Bourassa), QC
Client
  • Montreal Transit Corporation (STM)
Meet Our Team

Martin Thibault, Regional Business Leader, Transportation and Community Development – Quebec

One of the fundamental principles of our actions aims at being proactive where we can make a difference and demonstrating resilience when faced with those elements beyond our control.
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Guy Déry, Lead Engineering Director, Major Transit Projects

Each time I climb aboard a train I helped create, I’m filled with pride realizing the positive impact it has on its clientele.
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Martin Thibault

Regional Business Leader, Transportation and Community Development – Quebec

Guy Déry

Lead Engineering Director, Major Transit Projects

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