Last MR-63 train goes into retirement

The original metro cars, the MR-63 class, were gradually retired with the introduction of the new Azur (MPM-10) equipment. The last MR-63 train made a "victory lap" during the morning rush hour during June 18 to 21:

  • June 18 - Yellow line
  • June 19 - Green line
  • June 20 - Orange line
  • June 21 - Blue line

The last train consisted of the following cars:

  • 81-501 - 80-001 - 81-502
  • 81-505 - 80-003 - 81-506
  • 81-531 - 80-016 - 81-532

For the final run on the blue line set 16 (81-531 - 80-016 - 81-532) was removed to leave a six car train.

After its final revenue run the train deadheaded to De Castelnau station after which it diverged to the lead track into the Youville garage.

STM web page "Merci MR-63"

Last stop of the MR-63, June 21, 2018 (Video by Steven Faguy)
Last MR-63 goes out of service, June 21, 2018 (Video by Steven Faguy)
Last run of the Montreal Metro MR-63 Cars, June 21, 2018 (Video by D.J. Hammers)
Last run of the Montreal Metro MR-63 Cars, June 21, 2018 (Video by D.J. Hammers)

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