Thursday, April 9, 2009

Airport Rail Shuttle Expected By 2015

The Dorval train station has commuter and cargo rail lines in Montreal, Januay 10, 2008. A light rail has been proposed from downtown to the airport and it is proposed cargo and commuter no longer share tracks. Photograph by: Marcos Townsend, Montreal Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Would link with downtown; Route, cost estimates to be known in June, transportation executives say

The long-discussed train shuttle between downtown and Trudeau airport should be in place in four to six years, the two executives overseeing the project said yesterday.

A key question - whether the train will take CN tracks to and from Central Station, or CP tracks with the Lucien L'Allier station as its downtown base - will be answered by June, said James Cherry, chief executive of the Aéroports de Montréal, and Joël Gauthier, CEO of the Agence métropolitaine de transport.

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