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TransLink unveils interior of Alstom’s unmanned Mark V metro train

23 May 2024
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The first Mark V metro train on the tracks at the Alstom plant in Kingston
The first Mark V metro train on the tracks at the Alstom plant in Kingston. Source: TransLink
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Canada: The light metro Vancouver’s transportation authority published a video of the interior of the first five-car train, which is to run on the SkyTrain network.

It underwent testing at Alstom’s plant in Kingston from August to December 2023, having reached 4,600 km of test run. Soon, the trials on the SkyTrain tracks are to begin as the train prepares to enter service at the end of this year.

The Mark V is an upgraded version of Bombardier Transportation’s Mark III, which has been in service in Vancouver since 2016. The new train’s passenger capacity has increased from 940 to 1,207 people due to a new seating arrangement. In addition, the vehicle has areas for bicycles and pushchairs as well as leaning pads for standing passengers.

Presentation of the interior of the unmanned Mark V metro train from Alstom. Source: TransLink

A $565 mln contract to supply 41 Mark Vs by 2028 was signed with Bombardier Transportation in 2020 and later was transferred to Alstom, which acquired the Canadian rolling stock manufacturer in 2021.

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