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  1. The bird has left the nest https://www.instagram.com/p/CKmnXVkn8Me/?igshid=6ftnx4mklsla
  2. Orléans Express is suspending all its departures except for 3 return trips between Québec and Montréal, and 1 between Québec and Rimouski. https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/regional/2021-01-27/trajets-d-orleans-express-suspendus/nos-regions-sont-encore-prises-en-otages.php
  4. Leaked info : North and eastward extension (gare Centrale―Marie-Victorin and Gare Centrale―Pointe-aux-Trembles) to be announced tomorrow. 2 new routes : Gare Centrale to Montréal-Nord via René-Lévesque (aerial), Notre-Dame, Dickson, hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (underground), Lacordaire Gare Centrale to Pointe-aux-Termbles via René-Lévesque, Notre-Dame, Dickson, then Sherbrooke (unclear if former Longue-Pointe subdivision/exo ROW is part of the project). Stay tuned.
  5. I don't think you have the right topic, pal. There has been no railroad in Newfoundland for quite a long time before the pandemic.
  6. Found them! Here are the preliminary scenarios, presented to the BAPE : https://archives.bape.gouv.qc.ca/sections/mandats/Reseau_electrique_métropolitain/documents/DA91.pdf There is no coupling at Bois-Francs as I thought I remembered, but peak line capacity scenario has provision for 1m 30s frequency on system core, with short runs at Roxboro and Centrale. Why? What is the difference? Azur cars have full boa conception because of capacity and venting issues with previous models. REM cars will be equipped with A/C, and trains will have 55-70% of an Azur's capacity (depending on me
  7. Platforms will be the length of 4 cars. The original scenario had provisions for running 2-car trains north of Centrale between 9 AM and 3 PM, as well as some (un)coupling at Bois-Francs, hence the short trains. It might still be the case, though I can't find any document to corroborate that. Note that the capacity of a REM car (150-200 pax) is significantly superior to an Azur car (122 pax).
  8. Looking closely, I don't see overhead power in the garage neither. No worries : they must have tractors for hauling trains around.
  9. Transit returning to Le Haut-Saint-Laurent in 2021 : new routes will serve Godmanchester, Howick, Huntingdon, Ormstown, Sainte-Barbe, Très-Saint-Sacrement, Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka and Sainte-Martine, with service to Mercier (potential exo connection) and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (potential Société de transport de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield connection and cégep service). Areas unserved by the new routes will have dial-up services to connect with fixed route. https://www.journalsaint-francois.ca/un-nouveau-service-de-transport-verra-le-jour-dans-le-haut-saint-lauren
  10. 4 Alstom Metropolis cars were delivered to Brossard Maintenance Centre in the last few days. After inspection and coupling tests, they should hit the tracks. More info : https://rem.info/fr/actualites/arrivee-premieres-voitures
  11. In the beginning of the 20th century, most railways would converge onto what is now the old port, with various trackage rights : Intercolonial, Grand Trunk, Québec Central, Canadian Northern, Québec & Lake Saint John, Québec, Montomrency & Charlevoix, National Transcontinental (see map). Before the Québec Bridge would be built and most passenger activities moved to the new Union (actual Palais) and Lévis stations, National Transcontinental would have its terminal passenger station right on the docks. The building still exists, and now serves as Desgagnés Headquarters, right off the Lév
  12. We're not so far. Jacques Gréber produced a modernist master plan for Ottawa, advising to move the station out of downtown. He proposed the same for Québec City, which never occured. Below is the 1954 Gréber Master plan, with proposed routings for new roads and rail. Note the location for the new station : corner of present-day Hamel (R-138) and Laurentienne (A-973), where sits today your typical post-WWII outdated shopping centre, Place Fleur-de-Lys ― surpassed by edge cities and power centres. Have we really "moved away from that" ? I wouldn't say that. Yes, the election of Jean-Paul L'
  13. No building. Stations with services were moved West as Gary said. Québec Lower Town (or Plywood City, colloquially named after its ubiquitous abandoned buildings) was derelict, you wouldn't want to hang around the Palais station nor Limoilou yards just across the river. Pretty much everybody was happy about the trains leaving, as they used to go through dense, poor areas (almost literally through houses). Slow-running convoys would cause frustration and delays for automobiles, yes, but also for most local and suburban transit buses (Dorchester street was and is still the main artery for b
  14. CDPQ-Infra is expecting an Alstom delivery, and will begin testing 2 REM trains « in the next few weeks » on south shore antenna, according to Robert Nadeau, REM deputy general manager. Get your lenses ready.
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