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ABB equipment to boost reliability and efficiency of commuter train fleet in Montreal

April 27, 2016 | By Rehana Begg

Montreal – A new generation of on-board power supply will improve operational efficiency of commuter train fleet in the Greater Montreal area. ABB will supply a total of 26 new auxiliary converters designed to improve reliability and efficiency. The new auxiliary converters have been designed to be robust and rugged enough to withstand the harshest of weather conditions as experienced in the Montreal area. The new BORDLINE auxiliary converter is based on a well-established, revenue service proven, and state-of-the-art IGBT (Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor) technology which is a direct form, fit and function replacement of the existing Auxiliary Power Units (APU).

“The auxiliary converters that will be supplied by ABB for the MR-90 cars are part of a comprehensive maintenance plan that we have put into place that will enable us to improve the reliability and service quality offered to our commuters using the train routes of Deux-Montagnes”, explained Stephane Lapierre, Vice-President Operations, at AMT.

“ABB is proud to have been selected by AMT to supply a new reliable and efficient on-board power supply solution. With our comprehensive portfolio of innovative technologies and service solutions, we help extend the operating life and lower the total cost of ownership” said Daniel Simounet, Director of the transportation sector for ABB in North America. “We are driven to help optimize rail operators’ daily operation and improve their overall system efficiency, fostering sustainable mobility for a better world.”

ABB has a long history of providing innovative and energy-efficient technologies to the rail sector, manufacturing and servicing all components and sub-systems in urban, intercity and high-speed networks for rail infrastructure and rolling stock. ABB also provides life cycle service support, including maintenance and retrofit for its large global installed base.


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