Totally agree. You can really tell who the engineering types are on here; they see this less as a forum for debate and discussion and digression and more as a place where they think its their podium to express their "facts".
The only place for that is the news section of the site, this is a forum.
I just don't personally see the golf course going anywhere anytime soon, to be honest. Especially for a multi use path. You know who likes golf? Old rich white men, who own large industries and have political connections in the municipal government.
Thats if the current tracks and alignment were used. Im proposing a complete rebuild through the area, and no connection to Gare Centrale. Its own station.
As an alternative to the above post that mentioned tunneling a new level under Gare Centrale, if we are using the costs of that as a...
Personally I would choose buying up the CN spur in the east, upgrading it and making a nice attractive 2 or 3 platform station on the waterfront of Old Montreal. Then continuing along that spur to the St.Jerome Line. From then St. Jerome Line east to Quebec City
All the rail would have to be...
At this point it would probably be best to just make a new station downtown with a connection to the Metro or REM. Especially since it would also solve the issue of continuing trains through to Quebec.
That does bring up an interesting question actually; would HFR be cheaper operationally than paying CN to use their corridor.
On one hand you aren't paying CN or CP to use their stuff, and we know that lots of times they have been caught overcharging VIA, but on the other hand maintaining your...