The first of REM’s new rail cars arrive

Nov. 11, 2020
To date, a total of four cars have been delivered, with the next deliveries are scheduled for 2021.

Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) has received its first new trains.

After a 23-day journey at sea, the first cars arrived at the New York – New Jersey port, a regular shipping line, at the beginning of October. Each car was unloaded at the port with lifting systems and then placed on a railed trailer specially designed to transport train cars.

The REM cars then traveled nearly 500 miles on roads, between New Jersey - New York and Brossard. The cars were escorted throughout the trip to ensure security.

Over the course of two days, the cars were then unloaded one at a time at the maintenance workshop in Brossard. They were moved from the trailer to the rails of the depot using a gradual sloping ramp, secured by a winch installed on the trailer.

Production of the first REM car began in October 2019. In just one year, the first four cars (forming two train sets) were produced and delivered to the Greater Montréal area. To date, a total of four cars have been delivered. The next deliveries are scheduled for 2021.

The Metropolis cars are now in Brossard. They will be inspected, coupled and prepared by Groupe PMM Canadian teams for the upcoming testing period. The cars will be unveiled to the public later this fall.