CANADA: Agence Métropolitaine de Transport announced on December 17 that it plans to call tenders for contracts to operate Montréal's commuter rail services and supply new rolling stock.

AMT expects to award the operations and rolling stock maintenance contract in autumn 2016. A separate contract for the supply of an as yet unspecified number of cars would be awarded in summer 2016, with deliveries to start in early to mid-2018.

AMT manages six commuter lines with 61 stations and 17·5 million passenger-journeys per year. Train operations are currently contracted to CN and CP, and rolling stock maintenance to CN and Bombardier.