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  1. It's the end for the 10-28 runway. That means a lot more noise for the people living under 06-24L and R http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreals-trudeau-airport-to-get-5-billion-facelift
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    Société de transport de Montréal

    IIRC, when combined with concurrent Express routes, 139/439 and 80/435/165 have higher ridership than 121.
  3. F.-A.-Gauthier is at Verreault drydock in Les Méchins for "regular" maintenance... until May 26th! Until then, good ol' MS CTMA Vacancier will provide the Matane/Côte-Nord ferry. ChristianT CC-BY-SA 3.0
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    Marine Atlantic

    MV Leif Ericson will be repaired at Verreault Navigation in Les Méchins, a the cost of 3,2 M$. https://www.lavantagegaspesien.com/actualites/economie/2018/4/11/contrat-de-3-2-m--pour-verreault-navigation.html
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    VIA Rail Canada

    That's a good question. It was in the press release from Desjardins-Siciliano and reported by La Presse without much details. 75 cars is a fair share of VIA's fleet.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    The refurbishment program is broken between MMC (33), CAD (25) Bombardier (17). VIA needs good cars — fast.
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    The construction lasted for over 10 years ― rather than 2 years ― as some stations opened before the work was completed, and the tunnel was also dug between Snowdon and Côte-des-Neiges in 1975. There had beed a moratorium on metro extensions for some years in the 70's, but it had been lifted, which gave way for the Blue Line. https://www.metrodemontreal.com/blue/index.html
  8. There are active representations in order to ensure continuous Train de l'Est service to Gare Centrale. One of the possible solutions is that the Mascouche line could use the shared tracks sections. Another solution proposed is the use of a "bypass", which would probably mean trains via Taschereaau and PSC yards ― a no-go, IMHO. https://www.hebdorivenord.com/actualites/2018/4/5/reseau-express-metropolitain-et-train-de-l-est.html
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    The Trillium Line

    Isn't it more a question of frequency rather than strength?
  10. I've seen some 3rd and 4th gen Dostos in the white IC scheme. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the red scheme on Dostos is reserved for RegioDB. The 5th gen paint scheme has that organic curve to match head design.
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    WOW air expands Canada operation in S17

    Just came back. A320neo TF-NEO serves the Montréal route, to my enchantment. Much confort and seriously more environmentally-friendly (50 % less noise, 15 % less fuel consumption and 50 % less nitrogen oxyde emission than their older 320's). Otherwise, got 1 delay of over 30 min and 3 delays over 1 hour at departure out of 4 triplegs, which seemed normal to other guests and crew. The longer delays affected Reykjavik-bound flights, where connecting flights awaited and worsened other flights' delays.
  12. The 3-w version (www.amt.qc.ca) still redirects. Gouvernement du Québec is very picky when it comes to www or not. I think the last time I read or heard the RTM being références as the AMT in the news was in June 2017. I agree that the topic should be either renamed or locked.
  13. Indeed. A minority of wackos in Jambonville yell louder than anybody else, so I would not be surprised that the 3 G$ invested in this project might be spended by buying a major league hockey team to fill their half-a-billion junior-league hockey arena.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    If Skyline fit in Gare Centrale, Superliners can. You are mistaking the tunnel with the station.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Sleeper cars 8305, 8307, 8013, 8017, 8030, 8032 are currently being repaired at Rail GD in New Richmond, aiming to fix the damage caused by excessively low temperatures.
  16. It's the same BBD Dosto line of product as I portrayed in Aachen, except the one you are showing is the 5th generation. As for the color, I do not know if it is a wrap or not. I doubt DB changed its basic color scheme, though it is far from impossible, as we have witnessed many variations to the classic red over the past decades (with layouts of cream and navy, on top of my head, but also dark red, dark green and even some Werbelokomotiv such as AGFA, etc.).
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    WOW air expands Canada operation in S17

    Bought a ticket with WOW to Berlin. Has anyone bad/good comments about the airline (booking, aircrafts, service, transfer @ KEF, etc.)?
  18. It's the bank's logo colour. Also, you might be referencing to a Deutschebahn advertisement campaign for its "green" service, in regard of the low carbon emission and some environmentally-focused projects. To celebrate the launch of deutschebahn.com/gruen, people posting photos of the green ICE with the hashtag #grünspotting were eligible for a BahnCard 100 draught.
  19. Couldn't tell. By looking at the DB website, double deckers are for IC service. I'm heading back to NRW in a couple of weeks. I'll keep an eye for sure.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    What the Federal was thinking of when it gave VIA funds to procure rolling stock. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/abandoned-eurostar-train?
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Perhaps they were sent back to Winnipeg. VIA still operates a train between Winnipeg and Gillam.
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    Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

    81-502 is going to Exporail next summer. http://www.lereflet.qc.ca/voiture-de-metro-exporail/
  23. Other major anouncements : Alstom and SNC-Lavalin are the winning consortia leaders; Name changes to Réseau express métropolitain (makes sense, as the project mostly recuperates the orginal 1970's REM idea); Work is set to begin in April. Operations are set to begin in 2021; Changes to routing : will run along CN ROW between Champlain bridge and gare Centrale. No tunnel needed, no relocation of main water supply, Peel station built overground, instead of under the canal: major cost cut. This was planned in order to serve an eventual baseball stadium for a non-existing major league team ; A-13 station and A-13 tunnel is eliminated in east Pierrefonds. Trains will follow exact actual Doney Spur routing instead of pre-1971 routing: Creation of MtlInfra.co to manage the Gare Centrale hub assets (the station itself and its southern approaches + tunnel du mont Royal) and create an exchange platform between the REM, RTM, STM, Via Rail and Amtrak; Passenger-km subsidy is now estimated at 72¢/km, which, in comparison is 3 times less than original UPX subsidy (2,16 $/km). https://www.cdpqinfra.com/en/reseau-express-metropolitain-project-officially-launches
  24. The mont Royal tunnel will be renovated in order to allow "interoperability" between VIA trains and the LRT (will that maintain Mascouche trains to downtown? that's unspecified). Peel station is eliminated. Tunnel through old dump is eliminated. Costs are cut back 300 M$. http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/grand-montreal/201802/08/01-5153069-reseau-electrique-metropolitain-un-trace-modifie-et-moins-couteux.php