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  1. Shane

    Montreal

    Oh I see it now. Sorry it looked at first that the girders were all level with each other, which wouldn't have matched with the profile of the road, but yes it does look like another 1-2 lanes could be added. I think they had previously said it would have 1 additional lane than the current setup. Again, that only makes sense if they repurpose the bus lanes to a regular traffic lane, still not clear whether that will happen or if they will retain them for emergency use or circulation.
  2. Shane

    Montreal

    It certainly doesn't look like there is any more room , although a recent reply from the Stage 2 team to me suggested there would be an additional lane once things were completed. Trying to find that response for more clarity.
  3. The Government of Canada is taking the first steps in preparing for the procurement process to build a new train service in the Toronto to Quebec City Corridor The Government of Canada is committed to modernizing intercity passenger rail services in a way that will best meet the transportation needs of travellers, while also creating jobs and economic growth. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the President of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne,
  4. Here is an update on the Prince of Wales bridge. Motion : Commemorative naming, funding and tender for the Chief William Commanda Bridge (Prince of Wales Bridge) multi-use pathway and rehabilitation project The attached motion will be moved on Wednesday by Mayor Jim Watson. Motion.pdf Memo to Council_Prince Of Wales Project Update_July 5 2021.pdf
  5. Thanks Minoru. I forgot to mention in the post at the top, to include one picture of each of the artwork installations of the station. Thank you all.
  6. Shane

    O-Train Fans

    Thank you for sharing. A bit tricky to catch the notices for them but I’ll be sure to record and archive both.
  7. I remember this being discussed for longer than I can remember. I know the area very well where it would be located. It was always pitched as a rapid transit corridor, with a train.... although scaling it back to just a bus is perfectly fine and would serve these growing communities better that keep extending out further and further south. Amazing how this area has changed in the last 20 years.
  8. I find the Aylmer (Plateau) option to be a good option. Easy road access, parity with the east and central areas of Gatineau having their own hospital, and a nice large piece of land to do things properly with future possibility to further expand if ever required. Hoping this is where it gets built.
  9. I think the point of platform level gates that makes them undesirable is that if you want to switch from eastbound to westbound (or vice versa) platforms, you have to exist one set of gates and re-enter the other ones. This isn't common and I know that a lot of people remark on this fact in Montreal at Bonaventure (although at Bonaventure, you can switch from one platform to another via a small narrow bridge between the platforms and concourse level, but it is stairs only). Personally at Queensview, I don't think it will be much of an issue but definitely one of the odd-balls in the netwo
  10. Shane

    O-Train Fans

    Seems to suggest based on the wording that there is a track issue they want to address "pro-actively" before it worsens or becomes a bigger issue? But yes bad timing.
  11. Shane

    Metro Fans

    Regardless of how REM is being done and financed, it is a big benefit and will definitely create much improvement in public transit in Montreal and the region. For that, I am happy and welcome its arrival. The cost to the city and other levels seems reasonable for what is being offered and done. I too am very much looking forward to it. Eager to ride through La Gare Centrale in a year and a half. Equally eager to see how the entrance will be done visually in the Gare Centrale from the main grand hall. Hopefully they keep the current look as much as possible (with elevators added on) and not so
  12. Lots of possibilities. Extending Expo east from Waterfront would be an interesting option, although it would also be equally interesting to see it extend at Burrard. The complexities of doing it at Burrard no doubt would be due to the station and lines being stacked and underground so extending this without a decent shutdown may be one of the challenges in that routing. Waterfront is essentially on the surface going east at that point, so it could be connected without causing a big shutdown. Of course, shutdowns don't necessarily inform or dictate how such a project is designed or chosen
  13. Shane

    O-Train Fans

    If I remember correctly, they had said at the time Stage 2 was starting that they would be providing even better updates than what was done in Stage 1. I find the updates went from weekly to monthly if even that. Although what they would report in the weekly updates was sometimes 2-3 weeks late. If you go on your newsletter for Stage 2, there is a link at the top to see the archives, but it only shows the last dozen or so that were sent, anything older is not retained it would seem.
  14. Shane

    Trim

    I would love to see the Trim lot get compacted to a third of it's footprint by replacing it with a parking structure. It would make it easier for people to reach the station (be covered from the elements and a shorter walk even at the farthest corner). The rest of the land could be then repurposed for other developments.
  15. Shane

    Airport

    To me, being attached or located adjacent to the parkade would have reduced the burden financially on the Airport Authority as the structure is already there, as are the walkways. It would also permit further expansion of the line should that ever be deemed useful or warranted. The current solution is very good and I have no complaints.
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