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reecemartin

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  1. If I may opine (I gave a talk on this very subject at Transit Con) where I compared the GO RER project to REM. 1) GO RER as a whole will cost something like $40B - acquiring track is very expensive (think about the value CN and CP see in their tracks and corridors - and Montreal given the geography should be even more constrained than Toronto) 2) Grade separation for heavy rail trains is far more expensive than for a metro, and you will want a number to operate high frequencies, if you are fully grade separating at the prices which we typically pay it's easily billions alone. 3) Stati
  2. Tunnel costs won't be lower but, I do think 40m trains like the Canada Line are ok - when automated they can still carry many passengers. Tunnel costs won't be lower but, I do think 40m trains like the Canada Line are ok - when automated they can still carry many passengers.
  3. The point is total capacity, of course if you hit max capacity all day you can move more people, but as 9-5 commuting is likely slowly dying after pandemic this matter much more.
  4. Crossposting . . . Montreal is officially Canada's Transit Leader:
  5. Montreal just unveiled the first Alstom Metropolis train that will be used on the REM, and I got the chance to check them out in person! Enjoy this first hand look. https://youtu.be/tmPXUmV822U
  6. The miracle with the Evergreen Line is station cost, this station cost only around $30 Million despite being a full high platform metro station.
  7. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/montreal-s-irish-community-disappointed-new-rem-station-in-griffintown-will-be-named-after-former-premier-bernard-landry-1.4994864
  8. Haha, shes my partner! We make all the videos together!
  9. Et ici aussi Happy to see not everyone is so negative about the REM
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