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Thales will continue the modernization of the Montreal metro network

Société de transport de Montréal (STM) awarded Thales a contract extension to provide new computer based interlocking systems to eight additional metro stations, which will complete the upgrades across all lines of the rapid transit system in Montreal.

  • Société de transport de Montréal (STM) continues to rely on Thales, which will provide new interlocking technology to eight additional Montreal metro stations.
  • The technology will significantly improve the existing infrastructure and support future network developments.
  • With this new contract extension, Thales will be supplying new technology to a total of 16 stations/depots.
  • The new technology from Thales will enable the STM to improve its metro network operations which, before the pandemic, could serve nearly a million passenger trips per weekday.    

The original contract, awarded in 2018 to Thales, included replacing the signalling equipment across eight stations and garages to allow STM to maintain service quality by upgrading their existing infrastructure. This means Thales will be supplying new technology to a total of 16 stations/depots, enabling the STM to improve their signaling equipment while staying state-of-the-art.

This project aims to improve the technological infrastructure of the Montreal metro while accommodating future network developments.

"This contract extension solidifies our strong working relationship with the STM and demonstrates our commitment to supporting the ambitions for Montreal’s metro through our technology solutions. Our strong local presence in Quebec will ensure long term support for the STM and the passengers they serve.”– Alcino De Sousa, VP & Managing Director, Thales Urban Rail Signalling
Thales, Media Relations Ground Transportation
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