Wooden brakes will be exclusively used on Montreal's new metro cars, and it's a good thing. Really.
In fact, wooden brakes have always been used in Montreal's metro system, preferred over graphite or steel for being quieter and more eco-friendly, and the STM isn't changing their methods for the new AZUR cars.
The metro's wooden brakes are constructed right here in Montreal, in a very Keebler Elf-style workshop. See how they're made and meet the team who constructs the STM's brakes in the video below.
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