Will the REM run during the winter?
Harsh winter conditions represent a significant challenge for any train or light rail system operator. For the purpose of the REM’s winter plan, specialized equipment will be used for maintenance and a dedicated field team will make sure the system runs smoothly.
The REM’s high frequency (which varies between 2.5 and 15 minutes) will also allow us to keep a close eye on operations at all times, so we can quickly identify any issues. Since trains will be running regularly over the tracks, this will help prevent ice and snow from accumulating like it would on a highway. In exceptional cases, it will be possible to keep the REM running through the night, to prevent precipitation from accumulating on the track and catenary.