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Old April 20th, 2015, 02:47 AM   #821
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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
Well, Sauvé station could open at the end of the spring or the beginning of the summer. The platforms will be made accessible even if the vestibule with the lift is not ready at that time.
This station is important because it is near the metro station of the same name.

Pointe-aux-Trembles station should open in July.

http://journalmetro.com/actualites/m...avaux-a-venir/
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Old April 20th, 2015, 06:09 AM   #822
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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).
I assume they meant taking the train from Maine to downtown Montreal rather than flying into Dorval.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 05:12 AM   #823
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Old April 26th, 2015, 07:33 PM   #824
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Well, Sauvé station could open at the end of the spring or the beginning of the summer. The platforms will be made accessible even if the vestibule with the lift is not ready at that time.
This station is important because it is near the metro station of the same name.

Pointe-aux-Trembles station should open in July.

http://journalmetro.com/actualites/m...avaux-a-venir/
I was actually in Montreal on business last week and took a train from Gare Centrale to Riviere des Prairie and back during the short amount of free time I had. That Sauvé station is nowhere near ready for a spring opening, maybe not even early summer.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 08:30 PM   #825
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From CTV Montreal:

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New study opposes above-ground metro extension
Monday, June 1, 2015 4:33PM EDT



A new study has tossed a stick into the spokes of a proposal favoured by both the city and province to extend Montreal’s blue metro line east by using less-expensive above-ground alternatives.

The study by the AMT weighed the pros and cons of a variety of above-ground options but deemed them all inadequate compared to an underground metro.

A tram would take 23 minutes to travel between Anjou and St. Michel, the study notes, as opposed to eight for a metro

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Old June 5th, 2015, 08:09 AM   #826
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Is Montreal actually building anything right NOW in terms of Metro?
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Old June 8th, 2015, 11:12 PM   #827
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I don't think so....Je crois que non.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 06:47 PM   #828
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The last two stations on the Mascouche Line, Sauvé and Pointe-aux-Trembles, opened on 2015.07.06.

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles...uverture.shtml
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Old July 27th, 2015, 11:11 PM   #829
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From Railway Gazette:

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La Caisse to study Montréal transport proposals
27 Jul 2015


New Champlain Bridge

CANADA: Two public transport projects in Montréal will be the first proposals studied by the CDPQ Infra subsidiary of public pension and insurance investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec which has been established to develop infrastructure projects suggested by the provincial government

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The first of the initial proposals is for an ‘electric automated public transit’ line on a 15 km corridor across the New Champlain Bridge. The Signature on the Saint-Lawrence Group was named preferred bidder to build the new bridge in April, and the opening is scheduled for 2018. It would replace the current structure, one of the busiest bridges in Canada with 110 000 cars/day and a peak service of a bus every 25 sec on the dedicated bus lane. Initial forecasts are that ridership on the future line could reach 90 000 journeys/day in 2021.

The second proposal is for a 28 km electrified rail line with eight stops linking Pointe-Claire, Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and central Montréal, a corridor where existing transport infrastructure lacks the capacity to accommodate predicted growth in travel demand

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Old August 25th, 2015, 10:36 PM   #831
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Old August 26th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #833
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^ Some decent-looking stations there!
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Old September 4th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #834
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Beaubien Metro station reopened 2015.08.31. It means "pretty good" in French.

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Old November 3rd, 2015, 09:27 AM   #835
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I'm in Montreal right now. Here's some photos I've taken so far.


Station Mont-Royal by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Mont-Royal by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Mont-Royal by Jose E., on Flickr


On the Montreal Metro by Jose E., on Flickr


Gare Centrale/Central Station by Jose E., on Flickr


Gare Centrale/Central Station by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Berri-UQAM by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Berri-UQAM by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Guy-Concordia by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Atwater by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Square-Victoria-OACI by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Square-Victoria-OACI entrance by Jose E., on Flickr


Long hallway at Station Square-Victoria-OACI by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Square-Victoria-OACI by Jose E., on Flickr
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Old November 11th, 2015, 06:53 AM   #836
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The rest of the pics.


Station De Castelnau by Jose E., on Flickr


Station De Castelnau by Jose E., on Flickr


Station De Castelnau by Jose E., on Flickr


Station De Castelnau by Jose E., on Flickr


Graffiti at unknown Metro station by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Jean-Talon by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Beaubien by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Berri-UQAM by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Berri-UQAM by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Berri-UQAM by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Pie-IX by Jose E., on Flickr


Opus 74 mural at Station Viau by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Frontenac by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Papineau by Jose E., on Flickr


Packed Metro car by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Place-des-Arts by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Place-des-Arts by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Place-des-Arts by Jose E., on Flickr


Stained glass at Station Place-des-Arts by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Vendôme by Jose E., on Flickr


STM bus by Jose E., on Flickr


STM bus by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Guy-Concordia by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Guy-Concordia by Jose E., on Flickr


Station Guy-Concordia by Jose E., on Flickr


Graffiti at Station Champ-de-Mars by Jose E., on Flickr


Yellow Line terminus at Station Berri-UQAM by Jose E., on Flickr
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Old December 17th, 2015, 05:21 PM   #837
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no offence, but the infrastructure of public transport in Canada looks terrible. I live in Australia and the trains, trams and buses are more modern than the ones in TO and Montreal. Also I read that the metro in MO has less than 70 stations and in Toronto this amount is less than that. In Sydney, our system has more than 100 train stations, same in Melbourne. Why is that?. My friend in Toronto also complains about the public transport over there. Is it maybe, because people in North america use more cars than public transport?. I would like to go to move to Canada for six months. But I cannot imagine to be waiting for a bus or train in -25 degrees. It is ironic that such a deficient system exists in a wealthy country like Canada.
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But I cannot imagine to be waiting for a bus or train in -25 degrees.
Bus stops are shelters for cold winters >>> https://www.google.it/maps/@45.55974...7i13312!8i6656

Anyway, as far as I know in Australia there is not even a proper metro system.
I really think your point is pretty arguable
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Old December 17th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #839
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no offence, but the infrastructure of public transport in Canada looks terrible.
A lot of it looks pretty good compared to the U.S.; Montreal's stations remind me of Boston's in terms of style and general level of upkeep, and both of these look better than New York City's stations on the average.

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no offence, but the infrastructure of public transport in Canada looks terrible. Is it maybe, because people in North america use more cars than public transport?.
That's probably part of it, although Canada never became as car-crazy as the U.S. Australia never dismantled its intraurban trains to the same extent as Canada and the U.S. There is, for example, no equivalent to Melbourne's tram system anywhere on the continent, though there were several at one point.
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no offence, but the infrastructure of public transport in Canada looks terrible. I live in Australia and the trains, trams and buses are more modern than the ones in TO and Montreal. Also I read that the metro in MO has less than 70 stations and in Toronto this amount is less than that. In Sydney, our system has more than 100 train stations, same in Melbourne. Why is that?. My friend in Toronto also complains about the public transport over there. Is it maybe, because people in North america use more cars than public transport?. I would like to go to move to Canada for six months. But I cannot imagine to be waiting for a bus or train in -25 degrees. It is ironic that such a deficient system exists in a wealthy country like Canada.
Montreal's public transit can easily be considered equal to (at the very least) that in Australia. The reason that the Montreal metro has fewer stations is that it's a metro system and not a commuter rail system. A metro system is higher capacity and high frequency service generally intended for more densely populated areas, whereas a commuter rail service is intended to stretch to more distant areas with less frequent service.

The Montreal Metro is entirely underground and no part of the system, even the furthest from downtown, has service any less than 3-5 minutes at peak, and 10 minutes at the slowest times. The Metro has ridership of 1.25 million per weekday which is more than any rail system in Australia. Montreal also has a commuter rail system used by people further out, and it has 61 stations in addition to the about 70 Metro stations you mentioned.
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