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Alstom will supply six additional Vancouver SkyTrain Mark V trains

posted on 28th May 2024 11:18

On 28 May 2024, Alstom announced that it will supply six additional SkyTrain Mark V trains (30 railcars) to TransLink in Vancouver, British Columbia, under a contract valued around 86 million EUR.

Alstom is currently supplying 41 Mark V five-car trains (205 railcars) to TransLink. The first trains have been delivered to Vancouver in December 2023. These are designed, built, and tested in Canada at Alstom’s facilities in Kingston, ON, La Pocatière and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC. With 4,600 Canadian employees, Alstom is the only global rail mobility manufacturer to have production facilities in the country.

The Mark V trains are internally open-ended with walk-through carriages. They have mostly forward-facing seating and include more space for bikes, luggage, and leaning pads. The new digital interior information displays will provide riders with improved onboard transit alerts. Strip indicator lights at the doors will assist people who have hearing loss by flashing when doors close, fault warnings are issued, or when emergency brakes are deployed. The Mark V trains will operate with door chimes and on-train announcements to assist customers who are visually impaired.


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