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 light rail 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.

Montreal Streetcar rendition
In August 2009, a streetcar project was also proposed.

A tourist monorail has also been suggested for Montreal, but the proposal has not been approved.

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 home page
Transport Quebec
Le Metro de Monrteal by Matthew McLauchlin
STCUM Official Home Page, from the transit agency with the pornographic acronym
Marc Dufour's Montreal Metro page (all in French)
Obligatory Map
MADITUC site on the Montreal metro'
Underground City - Montreal
Montreal By Metro by Matt McLauchlin
History of the Montreal metro from Transport Urbains et Suburbains
The principle behind the rubber-tired metro
History of the Metro from
Ville de Montréal
Proposed Montreal monorail project
Light Rail preliminary design contract awarded (10/01)
Welcome to Montreal Transit

Ian Hendry's great
Montreal Metro site, with lots of video and images
Benoit Clairoux's book on the Montreal Metro
Another page on the proposed
Montreal Monorail. As of the year 2000, the advocates were still going strong.

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