MONTREAL METRO, A DOWNTOWN SUCCESS, IS NOW SPREADING OUT

Montreal is undertaking an expansion programme, costing $630 million, that will increase the subway system by 32.5 miles. To date the whole system has been paid for by the city and surrounding communities but Quebec may start to contribute to the operating deficit. A major advantage of rubber tired trains is that they can climb a steep grade (part of the new extension will be 6.5%) and hence construction costs are reduced. On the other hand, the track has to be completely enclosed which limites the system's expansion into the suburbs. Some outlying communities are reluctant to have the subway serve their area. They fear that shoppers will be attracted to Montreal.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Kizzia, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Subways; Tires; Tires and wheels
  • Geographic Terms: Montreal (Canada)
  • Subject Areas: Construction; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1982 12:00AM