The last train using Hawker Siddeley train is running on the Candiac line, RBRX F59PH 18531 – 1240 – 1241 – 1258 – 1201 – 203


An AMT test train is running with a CN GP38-2 47xx, AMT generator #602 and AMT control-car #3016 (because the 3000 series might not display the right speed).


The end is near for the former CP Hawker-Siddeley 900-series bi-level coaches. The lot are no longer on the St-Jerome run and are stored at Sortin yard, while #920 has been sent to Cadrail in Lachine (See Photo)  The AMT Numbers on the sides have been removed. Marc Caya photo



 AMT GP9u 1313 still operating as the Sortin Yard switcher, and is not yet retired.


Few control-cars still need a tweak on the cow catcher and cannot use tracks 3 & 5 at Lucien L’Allier.

See the difference


Complete deployment list of 3000 equipment at

STM (Montreal Metro)


The consortium comprising Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport signed a contract with Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) for the supply of 468 metro cars (52 nine-car trainsets) to replace the MR-63 fleet, in service since 1966, and to optimize service. The contract is estimated at approximately $1.2 billion CDN ($1.2 billion US, 864 million euro). Bombardier's share is estimated at $742 million CDN ($725 million US, 519 million euro) and Alstom's share is estimated at $493 million CDN ($482 million US, 345 million euro). The contract will enter into force, and the final price fixed using the applicable exchange rate, when the usual steps of funding approval will be completed.


The design, manufacture and final assembly of the new Montreal metro cars will be undertaken at Bombardier's facilities in La Pocatiere and Saint-Bruno, Quebec. Alstom's sites in Sorel-Tracy and Montreal, Quebec, will also be involved. The first prototype train will arrive in June 2013, followed by the base order deliveries that are scheduled to take place between February 2014 and September 2018.  In conformity with the STM requirements, the project includes a 60% canadian content and final assembly will take place in Canada. The new cars will offer all the characteristics of a 21st century metro:  The next-generation metro cars will provide a range of new features for passengers, ensuring maximum space and safety, including: Open gangways allowing riders to walk freely from one end of the train to the other.A new spacious interior design with optimal and ergonometric sitting arrangement. A state-of-the art electronic passenger information system. New security features, including onboard cameras and a two-way  intercom system connecting passengers with the driver and the control center.

© CRO November 2010