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Old February 14th, 2006, 01:02 AM   #61
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Old February 14th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #62
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Old February 14th, 2006, 01:21 AM   #63
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Old February 14th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #64
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Old February 16th, 2006, 03:10 AM   #65
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Old February 18th, 2006, 09:11 AM   #66
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Old February 18th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #67
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The metro's stations are very spacious and the lighting isn't a problem. Even though the designs are about 40 years old, they look very modern and pleasing to the eye.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #68
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I love the system! The art is great and the system takes you everywhere. I love it!!!
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Old February 26th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #69
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Old February 27th, 2006, 10:34 PM   #70
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I'm going to play devil's advocate here. Some of the Metro stations are nice and spacious, but other ones are outdated, dark and ugly concrete catacombs. I aslo remarked that even at hub-stations (Jean Talon) that there is very little transit-oriented-development. The designs of the Laval stations are quite mediocre.

Another problem that the system will need to overcome is replacing the older vehicles and adding new ones. It's amazing how much frequency drops on the metro after peak hours.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:50 AM   #71
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Some Metro station do need to get some work done, but the metro has been going though a process of being Modernized for years now.

Here are renders of the proposed stations:

Station Cartier:
[IMG]http://www.metrodemont*********/orange/cartier/conception.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.metrodemont*********/orange/cartier/plan.jpg[/IMG]

Station de la Concorde:
[IMG]http://www.metrodemont*********/orange/delaconcorde/conception.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.metrodemont*********/orange/delaconcorde/plan.jpg[/IMG]

Station Montmorency:
[IMG]http://www.metrodemont*********/orange/montmorency/conception.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.metrodemont*********/orange/montmorency/conception-complex.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.metrodemont*********/orange/montmorency/plan.jpg[/IMG]
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I don't know, I found a lot of the stations to be really dank and cramped.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 01:06 AM   #73
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Great map! Montreal has one of the best metros in North America. It's been expanded. Rubber tires are nice. Reminds me of Mexico City. For that reason its nearly all, if not all, underground. Only disadvantages are that the cars are rather small and cramped. And the subway-bus interchange facilities are not as good as Toronto.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #74
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Alstom willing to work on railcars with rival
Boss wants no war with Bombardier

29 March 2006
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MONTREAL -- The president of Alstom SA's transportation unit said yesterday he isn't interested in a lobbying war against Bombardier Inc. over a lucrative contract to build the Montreal subway's new generation of railcars and offered as one option a partnership with his rival.

Pointing out that France's Alstom and Montreal-based Bombardier often collaborate on train contracts around the world, Philippe Mellier said at a news conference: “I am perfectly prepared to work with Bombardier.

“We're not hegemonic. We're not arrogant.”

He added that Alstom would be willing to locate some of the work — such as final assembly — at Bombardier's plant in La Pocatière, about 135 kilometres east of Quebec City on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.

The La Pocatière plant is the biggest industrial employer in the region. In 1974, it assembled the 423 additional Métro cars needed when the subway system was expanded in connection with the 1976 Olympic Games. The facility now employs about 800 people. At its peak, about 1,400 worked there.

Bombardier Transportation spokeswoman Hélène Gagnon said in an interview yesterday that André Navarri — president of the division — will respond to Mr. Mellier's comments today during Bombardier's presentation of its fourth-quarter and year-end financial results.

The issue of whether the Quebec government should bypass the public tendering process and negotiate directly with Bombardier for the $1.2-billion contract to replace the aging fleet of 336 Métro cars has been making headlines lately.

Proponents of direct negotiations argue that La Pocatière faces a significant work slowdown and the loss of hundreds of jobs within the next few years if no new contracts are won, and that a public tender process would take too long.

Alstom, which provided the initial design for the Métro's first fleet of rubber-wheeled cars in the 1960s, has been arguing that it would be unfair to end users and taxpayers to not call for public tenders and that avoiding competitive bidding would be highly unusual.

Quebec provides two-thirds of the financing for new rolling stock for the province's mass transit systems.

Mr. Mellier also said yesterday that Alstom is way ahead of Bombardier with its state-of-the-art line of subway cars, and that they could be up and running in Montreal by the end of 2009 or early 2010.

“It's stupid to think that if we go [to direct negotiations with Bombardier] it's going to be quicker,” Mr. Mellier said, pointing out that Bombardier must go through a lengthy process of designing the new car, building a prototype and working out the kinks, among other time-consuming steps.

He added that Alstom's technologically advanced subway cars will also yield hundreds of millions of dollars in maintenance savings over their 30- to 40-year lifespan.

Alstom plans to present a detailed proposal to Quebec's Economic Development Minister Raymond Bachand within the next few days, he said.
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Bombardier rejects Alstom bid for subway car joint venture
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Bombardier Inc. rejected an offer from French rival Alstom SA to join forces for a $1-billion order to build subway cars for Montreal's public transit authority. "To cooperate, there would have to be added value," Bombardier executive vice-president Andre Navarri said yesterday on a conference call with reporters. "We have the best technology. I don't think Alstom brings anything today here in Quebec." Philippe Mellier, president of Alstom's transport unit, told reporters in Montreal yesterday that the Paris-based company was "ready to cooperate" with Bombardier on the Montreal contract. Societe de Transport de Montreal, the agency that runs the city's public transport system, needs to replace more than 300 subway cars in the next few years. Bombardier chief executive Laurent Beaudoin last month urged the Quebec government to award the order to the Montreal-based company without tender to help preserve jobs in the province. Mr.

Navarri, a former Alstom executive who now runs Bombardier's train unit from Berlin, said Mr. Mellier's comments that the Canadian company would have to design brand-new cars for Montreal are "flagrant lies." Montreal's subway cars, like those of Paris and Mexico City, run on rubber tires. "We are No. 1 in tire-based technology, and as we speak, we are delivering subway cars to Mexico City," Mr. Navarri said. "This was an order that we won against Alstom in 2002."
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Here are some pics for people to get an additional idea of what the Metro system in Montreal looks like.
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I wish the city would snap out of it and inaugurate Line 3 by at least establishing metro service between Central and Edouard Montpetit stations. The tunnel through the mountain is a major piece of infrastructure, and it astonishes me that it's been underused for all of its 93 years. L'AMT told me something like that there are too many parties' zoning matters to be overcome for such a shuttle to be implemented when I contacted them to find out if they themselvers still had such a project in mind (like the edition of the map sometime in the 1980s projected).

Oh! and what was it with The Gazette, in its metro's-40th-anniversary series last year, posting all those west islanders' daft comments urging metro extensions to no nearer than Dorval? Are N Americans that under-informed?!? How come their comments weren't along the lines of establishing quarter-hourly commuter train service? North Americans' standards are so off-target. I told the L'AMT that it's in its best interest to revert to serving a western society by ridding the island of its 211 bus service wherein most of its passengers must remain standing as it zips along the busy expressway for at least 20 minutes at a time (anyone remember a couple of years ago when a 211 crashed the barrier to some elevated interchange section, and was perched/caught there with its front half dangling out ready to all fall down any second?).

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Old April 4th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #78
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Impressive system
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 10:12 PM   #79
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I calculated some results from stats published in a linked-to report I came across somewhere on this board, and it seems this city has one of the easiest times getting a bang out of its $ when I compare the lengths of its metro and rail networks against their corresponding riderships -- on average ranks fourth on the continent.

Me, I find the level of service here really sparse. So I came up with this plan which doesn't strike me as being exceptionally ambitious; I drummed it up coming from a cheap-$ angle. We need it, coz too many passengers end up standing when taking bus routes that ply expressways here.

The only things I'd change are my 10-minute frequencies to read 'at most every 12 minutes', and demoting the frequency of service at the bottom station in Lasalle. Non-rush-hour frequencies indicated.

The differences signified by my map compared to the region's current plan represent boring:
- the pink train line under the city centre, about 5km long
- the metro line extensions, approximately 20kms' worth
- the lower brown train line chord (both its illustrated branchings-off, toward the upper right), about 3km long

The differences also represent erecting some form of surface running:
- the pink train line segments right of the city centre
- both of the upper brown train line chords (branchings-off), each being a few hundred metres long
- a long chord connecting the airport and outer suburb west of it, several kilomtres long (not captured/shown)

Other differences represent:
- somehow establishing the right-hand and upper segements of the LRT plus
- inserting no less than eight stations on established surface and underground train lines
- electrifying remainder of train lines as well as left-hand arm of LRT
- erecting stations along left-hand arm of LRT and southwestward continuation of the Train de l'Est.
- some services limited to inner suburbs

The map itself represents the city's and inner suburbs' intra-urban rail network, where mainland terrain's limited to both bottommost shores. The junction bypass shown on the brown train line is kind of misleading in that it simply shows services passing the bypassed platforms without stopping.



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Old April 23rd, 2006, 11:50 PM   #80
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Are there any projects to build a tramway in Montréal? I was surprised to see no such a way of transportation here, because Bombardier has built a special kind of tramway for my city in France.
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