1050 Cote du Beaver Hall
Quebec H2Z 0A5
The only pure transport player on the market
Alstom has been present in Canada for almost 80 years. The company has evolved over time from shipbuilding to hydroelectric turbines, from rail cars to power substations. Since 2015, the company which operates with 4 sites - Montreal and Sorel-Tracy, QC; Ottawa and Toronto, ON - has gone back to its roots and is 100% focused on its transport activities and is the only pure transport player on the market that develops and markets the widest range of solutions for the railway sector, from systems, to equipment and services.
The acquisition of GE Signalling in November 2015 brought to Alstom recurring business in the form of multi-year long-term agreements in place with Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. The business also recently completed major projects with mining railways and short line railroads in Eastern Canada (AMIC, Waterloo, Goderich Exeter), which provides signalling systems that allow safe transit operations in the cities Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.
Proven light rail technology for Ottawa
Alstom is providing 72 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles to the Rideau Transit Group consortium that was selected to design, build, finance, and maintain the first line and the second phase of the Ottawa Light Rapid Transit (OLRT), called the O-Train Confederation Line.
Designed in a high capacity version, the Citadis Spirit will be able to operate in extreme winter conditions and will benefit from a top speed of 100 km/hour, reducing travel time between suburban areas and the city centre. The vehicle is 100% low-floor and will have on board bicycle storage.
Alstom is currently assembling the vehicles at Belfast Yard in Ottawa. Once all vehicles have been delivered, the assembly area at Belfast Yard will be converted into a maintenance centre, where Alstom will maintain the vehicles for a period of 30 years.
Alstom has also been retained to maintain the entire line, which involves the maintenance of the tracks, the operating control system, the power substation, as well as the signalling and communications systems, for a period of 30 years.
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Reference projects in Canada
Azur metro in Montreal
Supply of 468 new Azur metro cars to the STM (in consortium with Bombardier Transportation). Alstom’s scope includes: bogies, traction, train control, communication, passenger information and video surveillance systems.
Rebuild and modernization of 8 passenger coaches for Rocky Mountaineer.
Control centres in Montreal
New control centres for the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and for GO Transit’s rail network.
Signalling system for Toronto
New signalling system for Union Station Rail Corridor in Toronto. Urbalis Communications Based Train Control system for Toronto Transit Commission’s Line 1 Yonge-University and a greenfield extension area.