The STM unveils the AZUR
The STM unveiled a prototype for its new metro car scheduled to launch in 2014.
Mayor Gerald Tremblay, provincial Minister of Transport Pierre Moreau and STM president Michel Labrecque were on hand for the announcement at a gathering of the Montreal Chambre of Commerce.
The STM has released specifications for the new trains:
"The wall panels are made of a welded stainless steel structure and its outer shell is aluminium sheeting. The roof is made of streamlined aluminium."
"With a maximum output of 13,000 m3/h, the forced ventilation in the passenger compartment offers more comfort compared to existing métro cars. The variable output is adjusted automatically according to temperature and the train car’s passenger load."
"An inter-circulation module provides a minimum 1,300 mm opening allowing passengers to move from one car to another, and its interior is finished with flexible panels."
"On either side of each car are three double sliding doors that open automatically at each station. Equipped with obstruction sensors, as well as audio and visual doorclosing signals, the electric motor doors are 27% wider than the doors on current cars."
"The trailer cars at each end are equipped with 22 fixed seats, two fold-up seats and two dedicated spaces for wheelchairs with lumbar supports. The motor cars in the middle each hold 28 fixed seats and four fold-up ones. The inside layout complies
with universal accessibility requirements."
"Each car is equipped with four multifunctional screens inside the passenger compartment for displaying information, and two other screens indicating the name of the next station and any service delays. The cars are also equipped with three passenger interphones (five in each end car), an automated announcement system and four surveillance cameras."