The Société de transport de Montréal’s new Azur metro trains will soon come into operation. Along with the cars, the driver’s cab—a component of key importance—was also redesigned. In developing their concept, the designers took note of the operators’ concerns. They spent time in the cabs with them, observing their habits, and conducted an in-depth ergonomic study of their activity in order to design an operational environment that would optimize freedom of movement, comfort in a sitting position and access to controls.
The cab’s field of vision was broadened, and the workstation features state-of-the-art technology that allows for comfortable operation. The STM signature colour scheme dominates the design. This is a project with a strong design that reinforces Montreal’s distinctive identity.