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  1. I have wondered about this for quite sometime. A recent trip to europe only made me more aware of it. Why do we, in Montreal, have such large suburban trains? This in comparison to paris for example. here the new bimodal locomotives for the AMT as oposed to this: Pictured above is a Parisian RER train. They run on their own tracks as well as SNCF tracks. They appear to be between a conventional metro and a regular train in size. Meanwhile our AMT trains seem to be regional trains. I wondered why are OUR suburban trains so large and cumbersome, requiring locomotives and what not, while elsewhere they are light and quick. It certainly is not a distance issue, as the parisian RERs run MUCH farther distances than our AMT trains. It does not seem to be a cost issue either. And while i am aware that not all AMT lines are electrified, they very well should be. the whole point of public transport (as i see it) is to move people in a way that reduces congestion and pollution. I use the paris example, but other cities as copenhaggen or london have similar suburban trains to those in paris.
  2. In the United States, you can never be more than 115 miles from a McDonalds, with most locations being closer to 20 miles or less. Alors je suis curieux - quelle est la distance de votre McDonalds / Tim Hortons le plus proche? Pull up Google Earth and use the straight-line measuring tool to find out! My closest McDonalds (straight line): 1.20km Second closest McDonalds (straight line): 1.32km My closest Tim Hortons (straight line): 1.33km Second closest Tim Hortons (straight line): 1.43km NOTE: Measure your distances in a straight line!