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  1. I strongly doubt this route was considered an OC Rural route lately, although I would not have sufficient knowledge to argue over the existence at some point of an OC Rural route in Québec in that corridor.
  2. It's hard not to agree. A rough calculation shows me an average weekday number of 91 roundtrips, with 3 trains running simultaneously. Even if a mishap has consequences on 60 station arrivals per week (let's say 4 cancelled arrivals at each of the 5 stations), the OTP is still well over 95% ― which is pretty damn good for a rail line with at-grade crossings and single-track sections!
  3. That's good news! I remember reading some Commission des Transports verbatims where the CTQ or appearing parties at a hearing were worried about the future of the service... Speaking of which, according to decision 2016 QCCTQ 2418, Thom would have sold to Campeau a 1995 Prevost H3-45 with the permit. Also, the monthly pass is a new feature that did not figure in any CTQ decision appendix (where the tariff structure gets approved). Rates are interesting and compare to OCTranspo rural partners.
  4. STM is putting out of service all of its 12 Azur trains in order to investigate about the tire mishap that occured when last Saturday night. This incident had forced the STM to stop the service on Orange line between Côte-Vertu and Plamondon for several hours.
  5. I am sure that the 11 and 97 do not serve Jarry. I am also sure that Lajeunesse does not go further south than Jean-Talon. This is indeed Jarry station. I would not have bothered taking pictures with my phone if I had mistaken Jarry for Mont-Royal; I'd have called for help.
  6. This has rested in my phone for quite a while. It was taken at Jarry on November 26th around 6 PM.
  7. This went mostly unnoticed, but STM is offering since Monday 7,8% more departures Green, Orange and Blue lines. Frequency before 22:30 is reduced to a theoretical maximum of 5 minutes on these three lines (I was unable to observe this Monday and Tuesday on the Orange), and the Société will defer Blue line's last departures to 00:45 in the month of March (last arrival in stations Snowdon and Saint-Michel at 01:00). Also, line 171 is now extended to Bois-Francs station at peaks, on some departures. A bundle of new stops were inaugurated on Monday on Cavendish and Henri-Bourassa boulevards, as well as Louisbourg and Grenet streets. http://journalmetro.com/actualites/montreal/1073937/plus-de-metros-et-dautobus-des-lundi/
  8. The REM will make obsolete the need for Double deckers in Saint-Jean. http://www.canadafrancais.com/actualites/2016/12/27/saint-jean-renonce-aux-autobus-a-deux-etages.html
  9. I did not know that Rotems only ran in pairs. CDPQ is asking for trains with 600 pax at 4 cars, with automatic coupling/de-coupling. The idea is to operate at full-size, full-frequency on the Brossard―Bois-Francs, then dispatch 1 out of 4 trains to the airport, 1/4 to Sainte-Anne, 1/4 to Roxboro and 1/4 to Deux-Montagnes (Roxboro being en route to 2-M, it ends up getting half the core-section frequency). Decoupling (4→2-car trains) happens at 9:30. Trains are coupled back at 15:30, then de-coupled back at 20:00.
  10. 0860 ? 2705 blank 0859 blank A fourth one on this snowy morning : 1222 ex-CITLR (Ford mini, G5?)
  11. Since last May, the contract was awarded to La Québécoise, who runs its older LFS. I noted 0859 in blank livery (ex-PLUMobile, former CITSV), 0860 in which livery I cannot recall and 2705 full CITLR livery. The rebuilt magic carpet's Grand Opening was delayed many times and the 3-vehicle shuttle run is one in many palliative measures. Another one is an infamous 250-meter long Tempo shelter. (journalmetro.com) (radio-canada.ca)
  12. It's more relevant to simplification and efficiency than power. Long story short, it's a simplification of the overlaying governance boards and complex fare structures (no less than 535 different fares throughout the metro area). CMM, AMT, CITs, OMITs, STs, MTQ and MAMOT were responsible for transit planning and funding without any interaccountability, which is no longer the case. ARTM was inspired by Metrolinx and central-european Verkehrsverbunde governance. Googling the keywords "AMT", "abolition", "dismantling", "replacement", "ARTM" and "RTM" could help answering your questions.
  13. If : yes How : the Réseau des transport métropolitains (RTM; "Metropolitan Transit Network) will take over the CITs and OMITs administration and assets. Bill 76 modifies 10 other acts, so the 1-year transition period is quite short overall. The following board will ensure continuity with folded CIT and OMIT boards, with almost one elected official per former CIT/OMIT (except for CITHSL from whom operations were not transferred onto RTM, and CITCRC) : President : Josée Bérubé (urban planner O.U.Q., architect O.A.Q.), vice-president of Montréal's Jacques-Viger advisory comitee on urban planning and architecture, planner at Provencher-Roy and former Cardinal-Hardy associate Transit users representative : Pierre Cardinal, from Axel Stratégies and former Transport 2000 president Paratransit users representative : Johanne Savard, president of the AVRDI community organization Strategic planning specialist : Manon Caron, former CRÉ/CLD Laval CEO Transport planning specialist : Marie Elaine Farley, president of BIXI Montréal and CEO at CSF Accounting specialist : Pierre Fortin, associate at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Law specialist : Marc-André LeChasseur, founder at LeChasseur Avocats and former lecturer at McGill U. school of Planning and USherbrooke Law Faculty North belt representatives : Stéphane Berthe, mayor of Terrebonne; Jean Bouchard, mayor of Mirabel; Normand Grenier, mayor of Charlemagne; Richard Perreault, mayor of Blainville South belt representatives : Claude Haineault, mayor of Beauharnois; Diane Lavoie, mayoress of Belœil; Suzanne Roy, mayoress of Sainte-Julie and president of UMQ; Donat Serres, mayor of La Prairie RTM will also take over the AMT transit operations (commuter trains, local and interurban terminals, Express Métropolitain bus line, etc.). The planning, development, financing and promotion of transit that were incumbent to various agencies (AMT, CITs, OMITs) in the past will be taken over by the ARTM. The ARTM will be accountable towards the CMM (metropolitan board, it's sort of a supralocal federation of 88 municipalities) for its strategic plan, capital plan and funding plan. RTM, STM, STL and RTL will be accountable towards the CMM for their operational strategic plans. RTM and STM will jointly be accountable towards the CMM for the metro network capitalization and loaning. When : CITs and OMITs will disappear by June 1st 2017, when the RTM will enter service.
  14. This is the only visual I've seen so far, and it's from the CMM. Much alike to the actual AMT stuff.
  15. There has been quite a lot of news about it over the past year. * Bill 76 was passed in June while the transitionary comitee was already at work * Paul Côté was named chairman of this comitee, as well as of the ARTM. The other nominees on the ARTM and RTM boards are surprisingly renown academics or think-tank researchers such as Marc-André Le chasseur (Prof at USherbrooke law school), Pierre Cardinal (Transport 2000 ex-président), Paul Lewis (dean of UMontréal Environmental Design Faculty, prof at Urban planning and Landscape architecture school) or Ahmed El Geneidy (Prof at McGill planning school) - these are only the people I know of, there might be some other interesting names as well. * The new administration will begin in April, but the AMT will be dissolved in June; that is when the new fare structure is expected.