Alstom, Polytechnique Montréal, AtkinsRéalis to Develop Expertise in Sustainable Rail Mobility


Alstom, professional services firm AtkinsRéalis, and Polytechnique Montréal have signed an agreement to develop a training program that will enhance Québec expertise in sustainable rail mobility. With the North American rail industry expected to grow significantly in the coming years, access to seasoned resources to address green mobility issues is critical for this sector.

“Alstom is fortunate to employ more than 700 engineers in Canada, most of whom are based at our design, engineering, and innovation center in St-Bruno-de-Montarville,” said Michael Keroullé, president, Alstom Americas. As mass transit and passenger rail projects accelerate across North America, it’s important to ensure a succession ready to meet the complexities of a rapidly transforming market.”

The partners will explore ways to develop specialized training courses in the field of railway and public transit engineering that directly address both mobility and decarbonization issues. The agreement also provides for the hiring of interns and recent graduates from Polytechnique Montréal and paves the way for knowledge sharing and direct support for student projects.

“We are thrilled with this agreement with Alstom and AtkinsRéalis, which strengthens the ties between Polytechnique Montréal and the railway sector,” said Maud Cohen, president of Polytechnique Montréal. “Developing this field is crucial to addressing transportation sustainability. The training available at Polytechnique Montréal is already geared toward the energy transition, and this joint exercise will allow us to go even further.”