STM - Society in motion
In spring 2011, more than 6000 people took part in a public consultation to find a name for the next generation of métro cars.
The time has come to choose your favourite one among the five finalist names. And the winners are……
A name for the next métro cars
You have responded by the thousands to our invitation to find a new name for the métro cars.
At present, new métro cars that you will see rolling in 2014 are called MPM-10. It’s not really sexy to be referred to as rubber-tired rolling stock 2010 (Matériel Pneumatique 2010). Consequently, we invited you to suggest names and you have submitted all kinds of ideas. I will be providing you with the final picks so that you may cast your vote on your choice during the next few weeks.
The first choice Azur refers to the colour blue. It is the signature colour of new cars but it has also been part of the métro since the beginning.
The second Véga is a very bright star in the sky. Surely, it recalls the two headlights on the first métro car when it rolls into the station.
The third Kronos is the god of time, an important god. Not so much focused on accuracy, the name suggests that cars will probably be more reliable, and that time is precious.
Zéphyr is a western wind present during the summer in Montréal. South, southwest, it is also the air movement that is felt when the train is rolling into the station. It recalls the power of the métro.
Finally, there’s Boomerang, Boomerang meaning movement. Cars that roll all day, 20 hours every day, all year long.
You may cast your vote from March 8 to 25 on the STM website, STM.info or society in motion.org.
The privilege is yours.