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. 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.