The Vancouver SkyTrain system currently carries more than 80 million passengers per year. With the addition of 28 new high-performing passenger friendly INNOVIA Metro 300 cars, the system will be able to meet increasing passenger demand on the existing lines and support the operation of the new Evergreen Line. The new trains will be fully compatible with the SkyTrain’s existing system infrastructure and fleet of 258 INNOVIA ART 100 and 200 vehicles.
Bombardier was the turnkey supplier of the electrical and mechanical systems for the original 21 km Expo Line, first launched in December 1985, and for the 20 km Millennium Line, which entered service in 2002.
The high-performing new generation of INNOVIA Metro 300 vehicles combine comfort with sustainability, offering a superior ride for Vancouver’s citizens. The trains are built from highly recyclable materials and fitted with the latest energy-saving regenerative braking technology. Delivery of the new trains for qualification testing will commence in 2015.