Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No Air Conditioning For Montreal Metros

Carl Desrosiers, executive director of operations at the STM, stands in one of the new reconfigured métro cars adapted to increase capacity during a press tour at the STM's garage. The transit agency says the new rolling stock will not have air conditioning. Photograph by: Dario Ayala, Montreal Gazette

Keeping Cool On The Métro Isn't A Priority: STM -- Montreal Gazette

MONTREAL – Public transit users want better frequency, punctuality and reliability far more than air conditioning aboard the next generation of metro cars or buses, top officials from the Societe de transport de Montreal insisted Tuesday as the heat wave continued - above and below ground.

So forget about a Projet Montreal push for substantially cooler metro rides of the air-conditioned type provided in Toronto and New York City, added Michel Labrecque, the STM's chairman, and Marvin Rotrand, its vice-chairman.

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My Comment: I prefer heat in winter time over air conditioning during summer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I prefer no air conditioning. It will cause all sorts of diseases like legionnaire disease if not well maintained.

Danica said...

Yes I agree since AC's can transmit viral diseases when not maintained properly. but ventilation is needed though. and also, heat in the winter is more important as well.

Air Conditioning said...

Hi friends,

Most air-conditioning units operate by ducting air across the colder, heat-absorbing side of a refrigeration apparatus and directing it back into the air-conditioned space. Thanks a lot.....