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SameGuy last won the day on September 22 2020

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  1. Same same. They could build a Couche Tard and a Days Inn on the site and it still wouldn’t be “cancelled.” 😄
  2. The tail tracks on the metro are long because a) the trains are almost four times as long as the proposed REM-B trains, 152 metres, and b) tail tracks are used for parking multiple trains. The Orange line tail tracks have always been part of a planned eventual extension; multiple REM-A trains won’t be parking at tail tracks as there will be three storage/maintenance facilities (at the ends of the main trunk and the Anse branch). We will find out soon enough what the plans for REM-B will include.
  3. Again, as long as we don’t have an official statement that it is cancelled, it is still on. I personally think it will go ahead, but the final design will be completely revamped from what we’ve seen so far.
  4. Wowwww. I admit I wasn’t expecting these, and they are very revealing.
  5. With the way projects have been announced and started within the last three years, I wouldn’t be surprised to see an announcement for the BeG property by the end of this year and construction starting by the end of next year. I expect we will see a South Block Lands announcement shortly as well, but I have lower expectations for 895DLG.
  6. What the population density maps don’t show are commercial and employment centres. A lot of the white and pale areas on the South Shore and West Island are densely industrialized or commercialized; along the 640 that is less of the case.
  7. C'est une blague? Il n'y a pas assez de population ou de densité le long de la 640 pour supporter n’importe forme de TEC structurant rapide. La population de l'ensemble de la MRC de DM est inférieure à 100 000 habitants et la densité est d'environ 400 habitants au kilomètre carré. Les villages le long de la route sont petits et Deux-Montagnes aura déjà une station REM. Ai-je manqué une note quelque part qui suggère que suffisamment de gens à Pointe-Calumet ou à St-Joseph-du-Lac veulent se rendre dans d'autres villages et villes le long de la 640 qu'une ligne de metro, capable de 25000 passager
  8. One more time for the folks in the back: no rapid transit to farm country before densely populated areas of the city (Lachine, NDG, VR, PMR, MN) are properly served. It makes zero sense. Show me a modern city anywhere in the free world that runs a metro between the villages of its third ring (or beyond). Regional trains are perfect for that purpose, and where the traffic doesn’t yet warrant a train, buses are more than capable.
  9. You all know my (very supportive) opinion of modern suburban/regional trains. 😉 If the Train de l’Est doesn’t get redeveloped into rapid transit, I’d like to see it electrified and improved from Repentigny to Côte-de-Liesse (or west of Jonction-de-l’Est into VMR/Côte-St-Luc), and Mascouche station become part of an electric east-west line in Laval shared with an electrified TGF along the QMO&O right of way that crosses (and connects with) an improved exo2 SJ. Short EMU trains are perfect for servicing sprawl like Laval, while the DPs can be used for limited or rush hour service to the
  10. Je respecte ton point de vue, mais j’aimerais ajouter qu’il existe une vaste différence entre la négativité préjugée, et la critique bien-réfléchie (qui est généralement constructive). Récemment, nous avons vu principalement le premier et peu de ce dernier.
  11. This is the crux of the problem. I think many of us lukewarm supporters of REM-A have already said as much, multiple times. We agree that there are definite shortcomings and drawbacks with it, but if we had balked at the proposal loudly enough, it’s likely a rapid transit system would never get built to serve the West Island’s 300,000 residents and large employment hub any other way. The East End is underserved and all opportunities for transit should be explored, but unlike the exclave in the west, communities east of St-Laurent are generally well connected to the rest of the city, while
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