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Réseau express métropolitain (REM), Montréal, Quebec

Réseau express métropolitain (REM)

Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Project Engineering & Construction:  NouvLR
Operator: Réseau express métropolitain

Vibration Isolation of an Elevated Guideway Structure for Passenger Rail
Vibration Isolation of an Elevated Guideway Structure for Passenger Rail

The Réseau express métropolitain (REM), English: Metropolitan Express Network,  is a light rail system that when completed will include 26 stations and link downtown Montreal with its subway system,  local suburbs, as well as Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.  The REM is the largest Quebec public transit project in 50 years. The 67 km length of the route makes it one of the largest automated networks in the world after Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Vancouver.

HGC Engineering was asked to assess proposed vibration isolation measures for a portion of an elevated guideway structure for the REM.

A finite element analysis (FEA) model was developed of the concrete guideway structure, and used to assess the effectiveness of the proposed bearing pad system.

Acoustical Engineering Services Included:

  • Dynamic Finite Element Analysis
  • Railway Vibration Prediction and Assessment

 

 

 

 

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