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Old December 14th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #41
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Here are some pics for people to get an additional idea of what the Metro system in Montreal looks like. Firstly, the trains are much smaller in width than the TTC, and the rubber tires do make a bumpy ride. I always carry a pocketbook with me to read on the subway, but in Montreal it is not possible to sit and read because of the bumpiness.
I like the outside look of the blue trains very much, though.
IMO the Metro stations are very dated looking... very "1967" in appearance. A great deal of brown/grey exposed concrete, and oranges/browns/reds. I am not sure how this
could be easily freshened up as it is such a cohesive late 60's look. I think it would
take a major overhaul.
I think if you asked the average Montrealer, they would still think of the Metro
look as very attractive and modern, so I doubt if there would be a political will to change it.
I have included a picture of that adorable exterior Metro entrance that was given to
the City of Montreal by the Metro in Paris. Part of it was actually original, and part of
it was reconstructed. Here goes( I took all these pictures this past Autumn):















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Old December 14th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #42
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The price of a monthly pass is a steal!
The Montreal Metro system has been more subsidized by the senior
levels of government than the Subway system in Toronto. The
actual one ride ticket price is higher in Montreal than in Toronto, and
the monthly passes are cheaper.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #43
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new trains of Montreal subway may be to look this


in Paris subway


in santiago subway
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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:45 PM   #44
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I am happy the trains look the way they do now. I don't think they need to adopt
a generic contempory style unless they truly need new trains.
The ones you show are in my opinion no improvement.
To me it is the metro stations that are looking tired, not the trains.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #45
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Here are some pics for people to get an additional idea of what the Metro system in Montreal looks like. Firstly, the trains are much smaller in width than the TTC, and the rubber tires do make a bumpy ride. I always carry a pocketbook with me to read on the subway, but in Montreal it is not possible to sit and read because of the bumpiness.
The reason why it's bumby is because the suspension is really old on those vehicles, not because of rubber tires
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One of the biggest problems with rubber-tired systems is punctures. Particularly in Mexico City this is a problem because several lines run with headways of as little as 2 minutes. One train with a flat tire limping to the end of the line immediately causes severe backups and headaches. While strong cultural ties with the French is one reason why rubber tire technology was chosen for Mexico City, it is not the most compelling reason: The vast majority of Mexico City's Centro Historico was built on the dried lakebed of Lake Texcoco and subsidence in weak soils is a SERIOUS issue. The reduced vibrations of rubber tires was the overriding factor for choosing rubber tires in this city. However, the most recent lines built by the city have been steel-wheeled and this appears to be the trend for any new construction outside of sensitive areas.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:19 AM   #47
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The reason why it's bumby is because the suspension is really old on those vehicles, not because of rubber tires
Ahhhh... thanks for the explanation. In any case, it does not make for
a very smooth ride.
I assumed the rubber tires were solid, and am shocked to find they
are inflated!!!! Well, in Mexico, anyway. Is it the same in Montreal?
Is there any discussion in Montreal about sprucing up the dated stations?
I was very surprised to watch a new exterior for, I believe, Beaudry being
built a few years ago. To my shock when it was done, it was totally,
completely "1970" looking!! A complete timewarp, architecturally. I would
have thought they may have tried to make it look a bit more contemporary.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 07:23 PM   #48
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Pettigrew mugged in Montreal subway
Last Updated Fri, 30 Dec 2005 05:55:21 EST
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Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew was attacked in a Montreal subway station Wednesday night as a man tried to steal his cellphone.

A 19-year-old bystander jumped in to help Pettigrew fend off his attacker.

Both Pettigrew and his Good Samaritan suffered minor injuries. Pettigrew's cellphone was returned to him after the incident.

A man has been charged with aggravated theft and has undergone a psychiatric evaluation.

Pettigrew's office told French-language media that it wasn't rare for the minister to take public transportation without bodyguards.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 06:26 PM   #49
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Le métro de Montréal

I will posting Montreal's Subway pics in this thread. I hope you guys enjoy them !

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Old February 12th, 2006, 06:33 PM   #50
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I love the architecture of the Montreal metro. It's a great example of how concrete can be used in different, imaginative and impressive ways.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #53
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Old February 12th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #54
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One of the most charming public transit networks in the world. It's been about five years since I last went to Montreal, but there's still one metro ticket left in my wallet to remind me.
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I really like the art in the system, but does it always seem to be dimly (or poorly) lit?
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Old February 13th, 2006, 03:54 AM   #56
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The pictures flatter the stations. Many of them are actually very dark and ugly and will definitely need to be renovated soon
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Old February 14th, 2006, 12:22 AM   #59
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I really like the art in the system, but does it always seem to be dimly (or poorly) lit?
I find the stations are massive with light source spaced out too much. The stations are litted much better then what the photo shows thou.

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