The trains are fitted with LED lighting, USB ports, wider seats, quiet zones, bike storage and flexible luggage space. Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said. “The new fleet will offer comfort and efficiency for the workers, families and tourists who travel on these tracks.” . <Photo above – One of 32 new Siemens trains doing some testing.> The fleet is fully accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. Braille seat numbering has been fitted to the interiors along with companion seating, at-seat emergency call buttons, larger fully accessible toilets and an integrated wheelchair lift. <Photo above – An economy class interior>. The push-pull trains are formed of five coaches. The entire fleet is expected to be delivered by 2024 and will replace existing life-expired trains. <Photo above – The Business Class interior..>. VIA Rail Canada launched the first of its 32 Siemens trains in Ottawa on November 30. The fleet will operate on the Quebec City – Montreal – Toronto – Windsor corridor as part of a contract awarded in 2018.
We can only hope! Our trains are so antiquated in comparison to China and Europe.