subway, planned light rail
Montreal's 4 metro lines total 66 km and 65 stations. The system was
opened in 1966 and is completely underground.
The Montreal Metro was the first metro in the world to run completely
on rubber tires. Because of Montreal's severe winters and the system's
unusual design, the system is entirely underground. The only place in
the system where the cars ever see light is at the connecting tracks
between metro Parc and Sauvé, where apparently they are blinded by the sun's rays and retreat screaming into the darkness of the tunnels.
Three extensions are planned by 2020, including a 6 km extension to Anjou..
A 12.9 km
line is in the preliminary design stages. It
would run along Park Avenue through the Mile End neighborhood, from the
Jean Talon Metro station to Old Montreal. Another light rail plan under
discussion is a link between Montreal and Brossard over the Champlain
Bridge. The 2007 South Shore project, as many know, was murdered.
In August 2009, a streetcar project was also proposed.
has also been suggested for Montreal, but the proposal has not been
This is the Expo 67 rapid transit line, an elevated heavy railway which served Expo 67 and Man & His World, the subsequent exhibition. It was executed shortly after the exhibit closed.
Montreal AMT official
Le Metro de Monrteal
by Matthew McLauchlin
Official Home Page, from the transit agency with the pornographic acronym
Montreal Metro page
(all in French)
site on the Montreal metro'
City - Montreal
Montreal By Metro by
History of the Montreal metro
from Transport Urbains et Suburbains
principle behind the rubber-tired metro
History of the Metro from
Ville de Montréal
Montreal monorail project
Light Rail preliminary
design contract awarded
Welcome to Montreal Transit
Ian Hendry's great
Montreal Metro site, with lots of video and images
book on the Montreal Metro
Another page on the proposed
Montreal Monorail. As of the year 2000,
the advocates were still going strong.