Did you know that exo runs night trains on the exo6 Deux-Montagnes line to remove ice from the electrical lines that power the locomotives?
Your train is powered by the electricity it needs thanks to two elements:
When freezing rain coats the overhead lines with ice, the electric current cannot flow. The lines and pantograph are too cold.
During the day, regular train traffic prevents the ice from forming. But what about at night?
A fleet of exo trains is on standby all night long. In the event of a freezing rain warning, these trains are immediately deployed on the tracks. In the morning, the overhead lines are de-iced and your train is ready to go.
Want to learn about other initiatives undertaken by exo this winter? Consult the page devoted to winter conditions.