March 30, 2016

Traction upgrade for Montreal commuter EMUs

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MONTREAL's Metropolitan Transit Agency (AMT) has awarded ABB a contract to supply 26 new auxilliary converters for the fleet of Bombardier MR-90 commuter EMUs used on the Deux-Montagnes Line.

The Bordline auxilliary converters use Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) technology and will be a direct replacement for the existing auxilliary power units on the 25kV 60Hz ac trains, which date from the mid-1990s.

AMT says the upgrade is part of a comprehensive maintenance plan which is intended to improve reliability on the Deux-Montagnes Line.

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