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The Azur train makes its first stop in Saint-Laurent

9 février 2016

Saint-Laurent, February 9, 2016 – On Sunday, February 7, in the morning, the first Azur train commissioned by the Société de transport de Montréal made its maiden voyage. The first contingent of passengers comprised several VIPs including the Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, and the City Councillor for Norman-McLaren, Aref Salem, who is also the Montréal Executive Committee member responsible for transport.  

The Mayor of Saint-Laurent, Alan DeSousa, and the City Councillor for Côte-de-Liesse and Majority Leader, Francesco Miele, were at the Côte-Vertu metro station located at the corner of Décarie and Côte-Vertu boulevards to greet the train on its first run through Saint-Laurent.

Ultramodern and designed to improve passenger comfort, this first train will be tested for a period of 61 days. If all goes well, the STM may authorize an order for 51 more. Built by the Bombardier-Alstom consortium, the trains will gradually enter into service by September 2018.

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