Canora station (RTM)

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Canora was a commuter rail station operated by Exo in the west end of the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, just east of Mount Royal.

Canora
CanoraAMT.JPG
Looking east towards the portal of the
Mount Royal Tunnel and Jean Talon Street
Location7300 Canora Road,[1]
Montreal, Quebec
Coordinates45°30′50″N 73°38′04″W / 45.51389°N 73.63444°W / 45.51389; -73.63444Coordinates: 45°30′50″N 73°38′04″W / 45.51389°N 73.63444°W / 45.51389; -73.63444
Operated byExo
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
ParkingNone[1]
Bicycle facilities14 spaces[1]
Other information
Fare zone1
WebsiteCanora station (RTM)
History
Opened1918
Closed2020
Electrified25 kV AC 60 Hz catenary
Previous namesPortal Heights
Traffic
Passengers (2016[2])431,400 Deux-Montagnes
65,000 Mascouche
496,400 Total (Exo)
Services
Preceding station Réseau express métropolitain logo.png REM Following station
Ville-de-Mont-Royal Réseau express métropolitain
Opens 2022
Édouard-Montpetit
toward Brossard
Former services
Preceding station Exo Following station
Mont-Royal Deux-Montagnes Central Station
Terminus
Mont-Royal
toward Mascouche
Mascouche

It was served by the Deux-Montagnes line and Mascouche line until 2020. The platforms are located northwest of the west portal of the Mount Royal Tunnel. Canora will reopen in 2022 as a station on the Réseau express métropolitain.

Location of the station

HistoryEdit

The station is located at 7300, Canora Road, immediately northwest of Jean Talon Street.

The station takes its name from Canora Road, which in turn takes its name from the first operator of this line, the CAnadian NOrthern RAilway, which built the line and operated it for a short time before it was merged into Canadian National Railway.

From the opening of the Deux-Montagnes Line in 1918 until the modernization of the line, which took place between 1993 and 1995, the station was called Portal Heights because of its location at the northwest end of the Mount Royal Tunnel.

Today the station is valued by the residents of not only the town of Mont-Royal, but also by those of the Côte-des-Neiges borough, for its fast connection with the downtown Central station involves a 7-minute journey via the tunnel.

Under the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) proposal, which would convert the Deux-Montagnes line to rapid-transit operation, a connecting station would be built on the Saint-Jérôme line adjacent to Canora across Rue-Jean-Talon.[3]

As of May 2018 due to its 4-year-long process of being converted to light rapid transit, only one of its two platforms is being used for travel in both directions; the same is true for its neighbouring station Mont-Royal (outbound). The station has been closed on May 11, 2020 in order to be converted into a REM station.[4] It is slated to reopen in 2022.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Société de transport de Montréal
No.[1] and Route Name Service Times Route Map Schedule
  92 Jean-Talon Ouest All-Day Map Schedule
  160 Barclay, Eastbound All-Day, Located one block south on Wilderton and Bates Map Schedule
  372 Jean-Talon Overnight Map Schedule

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Canora (RTM)
  2. ^ Ridership from Rapport annuel 2016 (PDF). rtm.qc.ca (Report). Montreal: Réseau de transport métropolitain [Metropolitan Transportation Network]. ISBN 978-2-550-75552-4.
  3. ^ Jason Magder (April 22, 2016). "Electric light-rail train network spearheaded by Caisse de dépôt to span Montreal by 2020". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved April 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Madger, Jason. "Shuttle buses mostly empty after Mount Royal tunnel closes". Montreal Gazette. Postmedia. Retrieved 24 May 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gare Canora at Wikimedia Commons