Why your help is needed…

The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is currently conducting an engineering study with a view to increasing the number of trains on the Dorion-Rigaud line from 26 to 86 trains during the weekday; nothing has been disclosed for the weekend[1]. This increase will impact the quality of life of Westmount and neighboring residents by exposing them to more noise, more exhaust from the diesel-electric-engines and more vibration. Under the proposal, trains will start to run at 5:30 am, and will run at 30-minute intervals until midnight. A resident will thus experience a train passing at least every 15 minutes.

This compares to the current weekday schedule on the Dorion-Rigaud line which has one train going by in each direction during lunch and another one in each direction in the evenings, as well as 4 trains on Saturday (each direction) and 3 trains on Sunday (each direction).

The proposed increase in frequency will have a major impact to the residents since early in the morning, mid-day and evenings are quality time for family, friends and relaxation.


[1] Montreal’s Train de l’ouest: What’s in store for riders? http://www.westislandgazette.com/news/25558

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2 thoughts on “Why your help is needed…

  1. Correction: The current weekday schedule on the Dorion-Rigaud line is 14 trains direction Vaudreuil (3 in the morning, 1 at lunch time and 10 between 3 and 9pm) and 13 coming into downtown (9 in the morning hours, 2 at lunch and 2 in the evening). Add to this the trains going and coming on the Blainville-Saint Jerome line.

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