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Old August 24th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #241
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You're right, TugaMtl, there's "no way", I agree! The intensive maintenance programme Montreal's network's always been subjected to must make many a passenger wonder just why all the intensity the extent of which I don't think has ever been trumped Yet the remarkable speed restriction spanning the entire Longueuil shuttle the past couple of years practically proves nothing overall remedying about the programme
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Old August 26th, 2011, 02:49 AM   #242
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Old September 4th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #243
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Old September 7th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #244
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News on the radio today mentioned the inauguration of Le Massif de Charlevoix tourist train de luxe that cost approximately $250 million Cdn, of which Québec covered (Inauguration?!? supposedly, the first excursion's gonna be taking place Friday )

Really, Quebec oughtta be ashamed of its daft priorities.
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Rising costs derail Train de l'Est project

Price tag for long-awaited commuter line soars to $665 million, report says


Yet yesterday's news reported $4.1 billion being spent this year for roadworks, with many further $ billions spent prior years

On a brighter note, however, Canada's lovely Member of Parliament Olivia Chow will be tabling her private member's bill on creating a national public-transport policy sometime this month.

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Old September 13th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #245
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Transit ridership up across the region since August

Traffic chaos on Montreal Island and Quebec incentive are likely reasons
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Old September 16th, 2011, 08:47 PM   #246
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MTC's Plan Stratégique 2020
  • in French only
  • metro extensions, pp11
  • BRT (SRB), pp13
I suspect their plan to just be a wish list, for the Agence métropolitain de transport is the authority that's mandated infrastructure installation, I think...
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:01 PM   #247
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The official unveiling of a mock-up of city's new fleet yesterday didn't reveal the wheels either

It's unclear whether the AMT is indeed heading up the following (clickable) proposals or when the document itself was published --
ballooning around extensions indicate one-mile radii -- Montréal Nord (▼▼) service omission unreal:
[IMG]http://w5.mont*********/mtlweblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/metro_xtensions.jpg[/IMG]

Furthermore, planning authorities here refuse to emerge metro service either onto or above ground, the excuse being that
snow and ice would impede operating the city's rubber-tyred trains, thus obliging submersion of all metro service.
The following photographs of Sapporo, Japan, meanwhile, reveal their own emerged solution to their wintry climate:

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here are external views of the elevated station and adjacent elevated section, which urbanrail.net indicates as being
the very first leg of the three-line network there:



Heading north toward the city centre alongside elevated sections (no further station revealed):-




Elevated section lowered toward submersion (farther north):-










And --hop!-- elevated section submerged into tunnel:-

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 02:08 AM   #248
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yea id rather have an expensive but beautiful SUBway than an ugly thing like that in Montreal.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 03:52 AM   #249
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I think most locals would feel the opposite ... I miss watching the city fly by riding the metro Pretty, maybe ... but beautiful? Drat!...can't find one of my earliest posts here from years back whereat I put it out there how come Montreal's suburbs appear the ugliest around the continent, so the furnishing of an el à-Sapporo would likely notch the --uhm-- charming neighbourhoods upward
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do any of you think beaming cellular waves throughout an entirely-underground metro network lined with concrete is safe? I don't.
Montreal métro system to get cellphone network by 2013

Rogers, Telus, Vidéotron and Bell team up; Wi-Fi might come later
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Billion-dollar price shouldn’t derail Train de l'Ouest: coalition
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 11:49 PM   #252
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29 Sep 2011
Wheelchair users want more access to metro

Wheelchair users say it's deplorable that they will not have full access to the metro system until 2085.
Meanwhile, Toronto's retrofitted one-third of its stations and will be fully accessible come 2025.
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189 complaints of STM bus drivers on cellphones

Unclear if they were disciplined; Passengers express strong concerns about drivers distracted by devices
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19 Oct 2011:
Ridership on AMT train lines grows 19% in September
19 Oct 2011:
Montreal's AMT to hold public consultations
25 Oct 2011:
Montrealers using public transit like never before

Will set record this year
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:23 AM   #257
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No other metro in the world has a horn louder than those on the city's older fleet (MR63)


1'07"


1'28"

Le klaxon me fait sauter n'importe quand!
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For the first time, the Mount Royal tunnel was revamped in the mid-90s with better lighting, central gangway, new catenary (conversion from 3KV DC to 25KV AC [I believe]), although now this; the article fails to note the Mascouche train (Train de l'Est) being axed some months ago due to becoming too costly, plus --unlike this evening's radio-- isn't mentioning boring a spur toward Park Ex to serve St-Jérôme-bound (Blainville) trains:

Mount Royal rail tunnel still awaits safety upgrades

‘You’d execute 1,800 people, all the passengers on a train,’ in event of fire, consultant said in 2009



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These folks (authorities?) do not know what they want. With only ten trains per weekday, none weekends, why bore a spur when it would be far less costly to retrack the far shorter chord a couple of miles farther north that would oblige expropriating a fraction of the car park owned (leased?) by the box store ... they could compensate by building a multi-storey car park themselves:
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AMT insists rail tunnel safe without upgrades


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