Canora station (RTM)
|Location||7300 Canora Road,|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Bicycle facilities||14 spaces|
|Website||Canora station (RTM)|
|Electrified||25 kV AC 60 Hz catenary|
|Previous names||Portal Heights|
|Passengers (2016)||431,400 Deux-Montagnes|
496,400 Total (Exo)
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.
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.
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. It is slated to reopen in 2022.
Connecting bus routesEdit
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|No. 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|
- Canora (RTM)
- Ridership from Rapport annuel 2016 (PDF). rtm.qc.ca (Report). Montreal: Réseau de transport métropolitain [Metropolitan Transportation Network]. ISBN 978-2-550-75552-4.
- 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:
- Madger, Jason. "Shuttle buses mostly empty after Mount Royal tunnel closes". Montreal Gazette. Postmedia. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
- Canora Commuter Train Station Information (RTM)
- Canora Commuter Train Station Schedule (RTM) - Deux-Montagnes line
- Canora Commuter Train Station Schedule (RTM) - Mascouche line
- 2016 STM System Map
Media related to Gare Canora at Wikimedia Commons