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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:53 PM

 

 

Montreal’s $6.3-billion rail project to get under way with SNC overseeing construction

 

Montreal's biggest public transportation project in 50 years is officially in the starting blocks. Canada's SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and five partners will build it. France's Alstom SA and SNC-Lavalin will equip it. Now, its promoter, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has to prove it can run down the track.

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It's nice to see Montreal joining the light rail fraternity.  Back in 1959, the city got rid of its traditional streetcar system in 1959.  Part of the fleet consisted of four open air trolleys with tiered seating that Montreal Tramways used for sightseeing excursions.  Both Seashore Trolley Museum and Connecticut Trolley Museum have each preserved preserved one of these cars.  Here's a photo from Seashore's collection.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:53 PM

CBC, 6/14/17:

 


 

Montreal's light-rail train project to get $1.3B from Ottawa

 

 

 

Following months of negotiations, the federal government will announce $1.3 billion in funding for Montreal's light-rail project on Thursday, Radio-Canada has learned.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:55 PM

CBC, 11/10/17:

 


 

Montreal's light-rail builder misses key target, but insists project remains on-schedule

 

 

 

The company behind Montreal's planned light-rail system insists the project is on track — even though it missed Friday's deadline to award two major contracts.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

CBC, 2/8/18:

 


 

 

Montreal light-rail system to cost $300M more, come 1 year later than planned

 

 

 

Montreal's light-rail system will cost $300 million more than planned, will come a year later than planned, have one less stop than planned and is getting a new name, the group responsible for the project revealed Thursday.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:58 PM

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West Islanders 'orphaned' by new light-rail system, says commuter advocacy group

 

 

 

People who live in Montreal's West Island will have to wait another eight weeks to know if they can expect Montreal's new light-rail system to reach them by 2021, 2023, or somewhere in between.

 

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:54 AM

Global Construction Review (GCR), 2/12/18:

 


 

Winning firms named for $5.3bn Montreal light rail project

 

 

The firms that will build and equip a US$5.3bn light rail system to connect the suburbs of Montreal with its city centre and international airport have been named. 

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:26 AM

 

 

Montreal Gets Light-Rail Plans in Order

 

After hitting pause last year, the company financing Montreal’s long-anticipated light rail project has awarded a contract — meaning that the electric train now has an updated price tag and anticipated completion date of 2021. The Canadian Press reports that the transit project now has an anticipated cost of $6.3 billion — about $300 million more than the original price tag. SNC-Lavalin is part of the two consortiums that will build the infrastructure and furnish the trains.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:38 AM

<p>The light rail project will now cost $6.3 billion — $300 million more than the original price tag — and is expected to be ready by the summer of 2021, instead of 2020.</p><p>Photo via goodfreephotos.com</p>

MONTREAL — Montreal’s new light rail project connecting the city to its suburbs and its international airport got the federal green light, with the line expected to open by 2021, The Canadian Press reports.

The light rail project will now cost $6.3 billion — $300 million more than the original price tag — and is expected to be ready by the summer of 2021, instead of 2020.

The plan, which was first announced in January 2015, has been slightly changed and will now include 26 stations, one less than originally planned, along an approximately 41-mile automated light rail network. For the full story, click here.

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