Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) Train Maintenance Centre

Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)
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Montreal, QC, CA
Year built
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A Large-Scale Project

We were selected, along with other partners, to design, build, finance and operate the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) train maintenance centre. This large-scale project involved more than 130,000 m² in total surface area.

The new facility would provide these main functions:

  • Daytime storage of trains (garage).
  • Maintenance and inspection of cars and locomotives.
  • Major maintenance of cars and locomotives.
  • Automatic train washing.
  • Locomotive testing.
  • Wheel profiling.

In addition to train maintenance, this facility incorporates the following community services:

  • Training centre.
  • Visitor centre.
  • Rooms for local support organizations.

Our mandate, with our partners, involved the supervision of these activities:

  • Rail design and work (including overhead line design and installation).
  • Civil design and work.
  • Structural and architectural design and work.
  • Electromechanical design and work.
  • Project’s energy modelling.
  • Team approach to operations and maintenance.

To design the project and ensure clear and accurate communication between all stakeholders, we used BIM technology, an intelligent modelling approach.

Our Challenges

Tight Schedule and Project Maintenance

We implemented a fast-track, phased construction approach to meet the tight schedule and work efficiently, preventing disruptions to ongoing rail operations.

Construction During the Vacation Period

To work during the construction vacation period and prevent any delays, we purchased the railway tracks and special equipment in advance.

The Site in Figures

50,000 m2

of surface area per floor.