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Old May 13th, 2014, 04:16 AM   #741
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Hopefully, next filming will reveal sensible vantage points.

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Old May 23rd, 2014, 09:36 AM   #742
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02 May 2014
UPAC searches offices of l’Agence métropolitaine de transport
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 10:16 AM   #744
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10 May 2014
AMT says it has learned from mistakes made on Train de l’Est project
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:41 PM   #746
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The MPM-10 prototype makes its first run in the métro tunnels.

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Old June 4th, 2014, 05:18 PM   #747
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Bombadear still hankerin' away at producin' screechy brakes, [i]hein?[i]
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Old June 4th, 2014, 06:18 PM   #748
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MTA's ex-chief is being accused of fraud and breach of trust committed during his appnnointment there
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Old June 4th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #749
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Surely! this here burgh doles out the world's DULLEST West End, eh?

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Old June 4th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #750
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Bombadear still hankerin' away at producin' screechy brakes, [i]hein?[i]
Well, most train breaks screech anyway. And the new trains have old fashioned wooden brake shoes, rather than carbon brake shoes.

Wooden brake shoes are cheaper to maintain and replace and they do not produce carbon dust.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 11:03 PM   #751
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Pah! the system's as musty as any other. Accumulation of fine iron filings ?used? to pose a fire threat, being one of the rationales of how come the MTC had got themselves the vacuum unit (rake). Nowadays, our tumblehair out-size even Rotton-0's share
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Old June 7th, 2014, 05:30 AM   #753
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The reason there is no "Line 3" in the Montreal Metro

In the Montreal Metro system, there is a "Line 1" (Green),a "Line 2" (Orange), a "Line 4" (Yellow), and A "Line 5" (Blue). A "Line 3", which was to have been Red, never made it past the initial planning stage. The line was scrapped because the trains running on the line would have to use steel wheels instead of rubber-tyred wheels like on the other Metro cars because part (or most) of the line would be open air; Also, the Expo 1967 made the Yellow Line (Line 4) more important.
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In the Montreal Metro system, there is a "Line 1" (Green),a "Line 2" (Orange), a "Line 4" (Yellow), and A "Line 5" (Blue). A "Line 3", which was to have been Red, never made it past the initial planning stage. The line was scrapped because the trains running on the line would have to use steel wheels instead of rubber-tyred wheels like on the other Metro cars because part (or most) of the line would be open air; Also, the Expo 1967 made the Yellow Line (Line 4) more important.
Actually, the main reason because Line 3 was cancelled is because the tracks and the tunnel belonged to the Canadian National Railway (CN) and they simply did not want to sell the tracks.

These tracks (Deux-Montagnes subdivision) were used for commuter and long distance trains coming from the north shore, as well as for freight trains using the north portion of the line to serve industries in Ville Saint-Laurent (one or two freight trains a day).

The fact that it would have required steel wheels instead or rubber tyres had little to no influence on the decision.

Today, the Deux-Montagnes subdivision is used by AMT commuter trains (it's AMT's only electrified line), and there are still a few freight trains that serve industries on the Doney spur. However, the subdivision was sold to the AMT a month or so ago, while CN kept a few trackage rights to operate freight trains when there is no commuter service.

Starting this december, the new Mascouche line will enter operational service. This line will run on the Deux-Montagnes subdivision between Mont-Royal station and Gare Centrale.
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If Montreal needs Line 3, they don't have to deal with Canadian National at all. Just build it underground like the rest of the system.
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Guess what! Canadia/en powerbrokers (some place?) have, once again, just concluded that the (a) Champlain Bridge and (b) west island corridors' being equipped with (peak-hour only?) commuter rail service REQUIRES FURTHER STUDY.

That world's fair plus, subsequently, the supposed inumerable layers of legality cloaking any SUBSTANTIAL amplification of services running under the mountain .. is indicative enough an example of Canadia/ens' short-changing themselves, at will I remember the couple of times I'd taken to trainspotting the Two Mtns line at rush hour, what with those Edwardian box cabs and Victorian cowboy stock with their clerestory(sp?) rooves, in the 1980s when service was at least twice as frequent as it's been for at least the last 20 years. Anyhow, the whole island must suffer whenever service be stopped on the Orange line because of there still being no alternate, provided escape for stranded passengers.
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Yesterday's
Des autobus en renfort en cas de fermeture du pont Champlain

Le ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) est en train d'élaborer un nouveau plan d'urgence en cas de fermeture complète ou partielle du pont Champlain. Parmi les mesures qui font présentement l'objet de discussions, il est question d'emprunter des autobus et des chauffeurs à plusieurs sociétés de transport de la province pour résorber la congestion routière.


At what point might migrating toward rail dawn on dem powerbrokers? What, exactly, must they have been fearing all these decades?
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Old June 10th, 2014, 07:45 AM   #760
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Somewhat of an improvement:

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