New electric light-rail network
Pointe-Claire happy with announcement by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, is happy with the announcement this morning by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) of a proposed electric light rail transit system linking the West Island to downtown Montréal, Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau airport, the South Shore, and the North Shore.
“If built as presented today, this fully automated mass transit network using dedicated sites will provide all Pointe-Claire and West Island residents with frequent service throughout the day and evening, seven days a week,” says Mayor Trudeau. “It will also improve traffic flow, which will reduce loss of time and money and, more importantly, pollution.”
According to the CDPQ, the projected electric light rail transit (LRT) system, costing 5.5 billion dollars, will extend over 67 kilometres and total 24 stations, including one in Pointe-Claire.
“The electric light-rail train is a choice based on sustainable actions that will respect our environment. This is the kind of initiative we greatly prefer because it benefits everyone. The project presented by the CDPQ is welcomed with satisfaction,” says the mayor. “Now we need to know more about project specifics and design, and the exact location of rights-of-way, in order to assess all of its aspects.”
Source: City of Pointe-Claire
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