Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Quebec Studying Montreal Metro Extension

Reports say plans are in place to extend the metro system by 20 kilometres
(Photo courtesy of AMT).

From The CBC:

The Quebec government is launching studies looking at the feasibility of extending Montreal's metro system, Transport Minister Julie Boulet announced Wednesday.

An office with a budget of $12-million will have three years to prepare its report, he said..

Premier Jean Charest and the mayors of Montreal, Longueuil and Laval were on hand for announcement at the Berri-UQAM metro station. The three mayors have proposed an eastbound and southbound extension that would add up to 20 kilometres to the metro system in the next decade.

Read more ....

Update #1: Big metro announcement expected Wednesday -- CTV
Update #2: Métro network to be extended -- Montreal Gazette
Update #3: Métro extension? Good idea, but hold on just a minute -- Montreal Gazette

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