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Official Montreal Metro Thread!

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Any pics?

Here's on for the time being.

 

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This is a Bombardier MR63 built from 65-66 designed in 1963. It's in Berri-UQAM station, the systems most used and oldest station, it serves 3 lines.. in this photo it is on line 1 - Green.

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Why do you guys use rubber tire? to me its like you guys are trying to mimick Paris Metro.

 

We worked with Paris to build the Metro. We wanted the best so we used the best technology. Rubber tires are very comfortable, quiet and have lots of traction.

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We worked with Paris to build the Metro. We wanted the best so we used the best technology. Rubber tires are very comfortable, quiet and have lots of traction.

 

The short answer is quebecquois politics.

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The short answer is quebecquois politics.

You could say that nowadays, but back then it was all about quality.

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You could say that nowadays, but back then it was all about quality.

 

Nope. It was a politically motivated decision back then too.

 

Consciously distancing itself from the rest of Canada and the English commonwealth is by no means a new phenomena. Take military conscription as another example. There has always been a lot of will to establish independence in as many ways possible right from the plains of Abraham on.

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In which way?

 

They cant have an option to make their metro go at grade or elevated because it snows a lot in Montreal during winter.

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Nope. It was a politically motivated decision back then too.

 

Consciously distancing itself from the rest of Canada and the English commonwealth is by no means a new phenomena. Take military conscription as another example. There has always been a lot of will to establish independence in as many ways possible right from the plains of Abraham on.

Very good point :tup:

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They cant have an option to make their metro go at grade or elevated because it snows a lot in Montreal during winter.

The Montreal Metro has conventional steel wheels behind the rubber tires, if the rail were elevated, the rubber tires would be lifted off the ground and it would run on steel wheels.

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More pictures!

 

This is behind Honore-Beaugrand Station on line 1 - Green. It is the Terminus the tunnels lead to a test track, the garage, and the other is where trains switch.

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This is Du-College Metro station with a Bombardier MR-73. Line 2 - Orange.

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Plamondon Metro, Line 2 - Orange

 

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Rosemont Station. Line 2 - Orange

 

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Place-des-Arts. Line 1 - Green. With a Bombardier MR-63

 

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Cartier Station, opened in 2007. Line 2 - Orange with MR-73

 

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The Montreal Metro has conventional steel wheels behind the rubber tires, if the rail were elevated, the rubber tires would be lifted off the ground and it would run on steel wheels.

 

Interesting. The metro is currently all underground correct?

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Yes, it's fully underground, all the garages, maintenance shops... nothing is upground except for the Major Repair shop Youville which is upground, but the trains never go outside.

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Just a few corrections concerning the pics:

 

Canadian Vickers MR-63

Bombardier MR-73

 

:P

 

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Don't know why mine cut off...

 

Anyway, nice map, Alex!;)

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