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Old March 29th, 2013, 04:54 AM   #521
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So singular, "proposal" ... this ½ study mustn't have covered 3rd rail
I suspect most transit agencies prefer standardisation. It would seem awkward to create 3rd rail electrified services when there's already existing overhead technology as a major part of the system.

At least part of it would have to be re-electrified to include both if they wanted the other routes to use the tunnel.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 05:12 AM   #522
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Our electric line has never struck me as being major...it has passing loops nowhere near Japan

You know, nobody around here has ever referred to the :cough: :cough: forthcoming Train de l'Est as the re-emergence of the commuter service into Montreal North. CN found its ridership trickle off due to the advent of the metro (far away) in the mid-60s. They also removed the catenary from that (again) single track, four(?)-station branch when they abolished the service. And the very cross-island railway track itself was anticipated since the mid-1800s but came about just after WWII. Without this approximately 12-mile railway, either GTR or CN had to do a 90-mile roundabout journey for much of its intra-island trips (diagrams, operations) ... banana republic?

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In the beginning, there was a metro every 3 minutes off-peak hours, every 1½ minutes during rush hour. When driving got lobbed over to computers in the late-70s, whereat signaling was migrated to the inter-station system from the block type, 2 minutes became the shortest headway possible. Along the Orange line extension into Laval, a long run between a pair of stations there increased the minimum headway to 2½ minutes. (The Yellow line, however, has always been manual drive with its original, old signals.)

Depending on which one of the four lines, service intervals vary between: 5 and 8 minutes daytime, 3 and 5 rush hour, 7 and 10 nightime.

I myself have spied no progress reported on the forthcoming fleet here, although I seem to recall that delivery was reported to start toward the end of next year
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Old March 29th, 2013, 06:18 AM   #523
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Funny how :cough: :cough: substantial news be the rationale for lengthy reporting, eh? Today's :
Montreal police investigate metro drinking marathon photos
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Big business's pet anglophile journalist recently published his newspaper article on the merits of frivality proposed by the 'authorities' on the anticipated extra busses to overcome the rebuilding of the Turcot interchange, as well as forthcoming street and expressway bus lanes ... Montreal's sophistication -- like the rest of this country's -- seems incapable as ever of shirking its mythical status . . .
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Further indicators of Quebec being its country's least European-like jurisdiction abound
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19 April 2013
New Champlain Bridge gets a light rail line… but who will pay?
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23 April 2013
Jolicoeur metro station will be closed to clientele
"... demolishing and rebuilding structural slabs in the entrance and concrete slabs under the tracks, repairing concrete beams above the tracks, ..."
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24 April 2013
Double-deckers set for Deux-Montagnes line
"... investigation into the derailment found that the 'heavier locomotive, combined with the existing track conditions, caused the track to widen' at CN-owned Central Station. ..."

"... after construction is completed on a new railway junction in St-Laurent, Léonard said.

That junction will allow the future Mascouche-Montreal trains to share tracks with Deux-Montagnes.
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The AMT has spent $308 million on 20 electric-diesel Bombardier locomotives. Deux-Montagnes is the only electrically-powered line.

Boy! that reporter's such a dork ... the highlight of the 'new' junction is the replacement of the diamond crossing with a flyover, whereat passenger route to cross over freight route ... the interchange chord that that forthcoming rush-hour-only service is to use beside the diamond crossing was merely dilapidated, its catenary eliminated decades ago ... I guess the little shit bear no respect toward any reader of his, eh?
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I wonder how much longer this model of bus shelter will be around.
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24 April 2013 :
Work continues at the Berri-UQAM station: temporary closure of the Berri entrance
"... has been undergoing major renovations since the summer of 2010, which should be completed in 2017. ..."
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24 April 2013 :
No Montreal tram money until at least 2018
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