The Montreal Transit Corp. (Société de transport de Montréal, or STM) recently began revenue service of its next-generation métro cars. Dubbed “Azur”, the STM’s MPM-10 rolling stock is being built by a Bombardier-Alstom consortium. The order is for 468 cars, assembled in nine-car train-sets.
As the newer-model trains are gradually delivered, they will replace vintage MR-63 rolling stock, in service since the Montreal métro opened in 1966.
I only got a brief glimpse of the new Azur train at the Mont-Royal métro station on my last trip to Montreal, on its second day of revenue service. Perhaps I’ll be lucky enough to ride one upon my next visit.