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Old November 3rd, 2014, 11:33 AM   #801
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 12:02 PM   #802
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The interesting thing about that report on transport in Montreal is just how good it is despite further development. A lot has been talked about with regards to Vancouver and how good its system is, yet despite it being the same length as the Montreal system, Montreal still manages a much better ride share than Vancouver. Part of that is due to the more cohesive urban form, but it does show that Montreal is more of a transit heavyweight than it gets credit for.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 06:50 PM   #803
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Inauguration of new Mascouche commuter rail line - Gare Saint-Léonard - Montréal-Nord. There was only cutting-ribbon ceremony, revenue service starts on 1st December:


La coupure du ruban, à l'inauguration de la gare Saint-Léonard - Montréal-Nord by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


L'oeuvre de la gare Saint-Léonard - Montréal-Nord by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La gare Saint-Léonard - Montréal-Nord by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La gare Saint-Léonard - Montréal-Nord by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


Inauguration de la gare Saint-Léonard - Montréal-Nord by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr

Gare Rivière-des-Prairies:


La coupure du ruban à l'inauguration de la gare Rivière-des-Prairies by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La gare Rivière-des-Prairies by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La gare Rivière-des-Prairies by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr

Gare Anjou:


La gare Anjou by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La gare Anjou by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La coupure du ruban, à l'inauguration de la gare Anjou by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La gare Anjou by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


L'oeuvre de la gare Anjou by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr

Gare Saint-Michel - Montréal-Nord:


La coupure du ruban, à l'inauguration de la gare Saint-Michel - Montréal-Nord by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La gare Saint-Michel - Montréal-Nord by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


La gare Saint-Michel - Montréal-Nord by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


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Gare Repentigny:


La coupure du ruban à l'inauguration de la gare Repentigny by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


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Old November 24th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #804
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Looks good if not somewhat overbuilt for the expected traffic and number of daily trips. Deux-Montagnes train offers a much more robust service but the physical infrastructure doesn't look anywhere near as elaborate. High platforms, indoor overheard pedway, large attractive station buildings... no wonder it was so pricey.

Also, where is trainrover?? It feels weird for him not to be here to present it.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 11:45 PM   #805
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Where did they get that 83km figure for Toronto? Montreal's system is technically larger, even if only by a few hundred metres. That will be changing in a couple years, but still.

Montreal also maintains the highest transit modal share in Canada regardless of network size.

They also seem to be tilting their numbers a bit, using the municipal boundaries and populations which are rather arbitrary (Calgary is almost entirely in a single municipality, while less than half of Toronto's metro population is).
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Old November 24th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #806
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Wow!


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Old November 24th, 2014, 11:57 PM   #807
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Old November 27th, 2014, 07:35 AM   #808
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More pics from Mascouche line - Gare Terrebonne:


Gare Terrebonne by AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport, on Flickr


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Old December 1st, 2014, 08:20 PM   #809
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Well, that's it - new Mascouche line is now in service:
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/p...r-service.html
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 06:52 PM   #810
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 09:14 PM   #811
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What station is that? I was under the impression Gare Centrale was only station with high platform.
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That was always the case until this line opened. This is a whole new line that just opened this week and all the new stops seem to be high platforms.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 04:31 AM   #813
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That was always the case until this line opened. This is a whole new line that just opened this week and all the new stops seem to be high platforms.
Mascouche, Terrebonne and Repentigny stations have high platforms because they were built next to a track where there is no freight traffic. The other stations of the line have low platforms.

In North America, an outdated regulation sipulates that a station platform must provide a gap wide enough so that wobbly railcars running on wobbly rails won't hit the platform. Most passenger train operators on the continent just build low platforms because of that. It also explains why the stations of the O-Train diesel light rail in Ottawa have little ramps that extend when a LRT vehicle enters the station.

Right now, only five train stations have high platforms in Canada (not counting light rail) :
- Gare Centrale, Repentigny, Terrebonne and Mascouche in Montréal;
- Gare du Palais in Québec.
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On Wikipedia, while I was researching about the Dorval Airport, I found about about two future light rail lines for the Montreal area, to be named "Train de l'Ouest" and "South Shore LRT". They are scheduled to be developed during the early 2020s.

The Train de l'Ouest line would link Pointe-Claire (with a possible terminus at the Fairview Mall to Downtown Montreal. It would also have a station serving the Dorval Airport.

The South Shore LRT line would link the South Shore suburbs to Downtown Montreal and would cross the St. Lawrence River via the New Champlain Bridge.

Source: http://montrealgazette.com/business/...ansit-projects
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Are they ever gonna connect the subway system or commuter rail directly to Trudeau airport? I hate riding buses everytime I go to Montreal.
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so take a cab (or Amtrak)
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It has been reported that the last two stations on the Mascouche line (Pointe-aux-Trembles and Sauvé) will not open until summer 2015 (originally planned to open in spring)

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/mo...tee-a-lete.php
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On Wikipedia, while I was researching about the Dorval Airport, I found about about two future light rail lines for the Montreal area, to be named "Train de l'Ouest" and "South Shore LRT". They are scheduled to be developed during the early 2020s.

The Train de l'Ouest line would link Pointe-Claire (with a possible terminus at the Fairview Mall to Downtown Montreal. It would also have a station serving the Dorval Airport.

The South Shore LRT line would link the South Shore suburbs to Downtown Montreal and would cross the St. Lawrence River via the New Champlain Bridge.

Source: http://montrealgazette.com/business/...ansit-projects
Indeed, these two projects might be financed by the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (a state-run compani which manages Quebec's pension plan - they have more than 200G$ in assets and they financed a couple of transit project, among them Canada line in Vancouver).
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Are they ever gonna connect the subway system or commuter rail directly to Trudeau airport? I hate riding buses everytime I go to Montreal.
Well, there is a projet called "Train de l'Ouest", which was supposed to be a huge reconstruction of the Vaudreuil commuter line originally (with trains every 12 minutes at peak and every 30 minutes the rest of the day), but more recently it seems the governement might go for an LRT line between downtown and Fairview-Pointe-Claire centre via Dorval airport.
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so take a cab (or Amtrak)
Amtrak doesn't go anywhere near Dorval airport. You can take VIA Rail trains to Gare Centrale, but it's a waste of money for such a short distance.

Buses of line 747 to the airport normally have air conditioning and Wi-Fi, so it should be manageable. Plus service is frequent and inexpensive (you get a day pass for all the STM network).
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