The French company Thales has obtained a contract extension from the Canadian public transport agency Société de transport de Montréal (STM) to supply new computerized interlocking systems at eight other metro stations.
Thanks to the extension of the contract, the company will provide its technology to 16 stations or depots.
Upgrades will be completed on all lines of Montreal’s rapid transit system.
Montreal network operations are expected to improve with the deployment of new Thales technology, benefiting around one million passenger trips per weekday.
Thales’ technology is expected to improve existing infrastructure in addition to supporting future network developments.
In 2018, Thales won the initial contract to replace signaling equipment at eight stations and garages.
It will allow the STM to maintain service quality by modernizing its existing infrastructure.
“This project aims to improve the technological infrastructure of the Montreal metro while taking into account future developments of the network,” said Thales.
Alcino De Sousa, Vice-President and General Manager of Thales Urban Rail Signaling, said: “This contract extension reinforces our strong working relationship with the STM and demonstrates our commitment to supporting the ambitions of the Montreal metro through our technological solutions. .
“Our strong local presence in Quebec will ensure long-term support for the STM and the passengers it serves.
Last month, Thales won a contract with rail operator Prasarana Malaysia for the development of a new Integrated Control Center (ICC) in Taman Ikan Emas, Malaysia.