Saint-Lambert station

Saint-Lambert station in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada, serves Exo commuter rail, Via Rail and Amtrak intercity rail, and RTL buses. It is located at 329 Saint-Denis Ave. at the corner of Victoria Ave.

Saint-Lambert
Gare St-Lambert.jpg
Via Rail platform at Saint-Lambert station
Location329 av. Saint-Denis,
Saint-Lambert, Quebec[1]
Canada
Coordinates45°29′57″N 73°30′26″W / 45.49917°N 73.50722°W / 45.49917; -73.50722Coordinates: 45°29′57″N 73°30′26″W / 45.49917°N 73.50722°W / 45.49917; -73.50722
Owned byVia Rail
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnstaffed station
ParkingAiga parking inv.svg 368 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities23 spaces[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeVia Rail: SLAM
Amtrak: SLQ
IATA: XLM
Fare zone3 (RTM)
History
OpenedMay 29, 2000 (RTM)
Passengers
20121,582 (Amtrak)[2]
452,900 (Exo 2019[3])
Services
Preceding station VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail Following station
Montreal
Terminus
Ocean Saint-Hyacinthe
toward Halifax
Montreal
toward Ottawa
Ottawa–Québec City Saint-Hyacinthe
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Montreal
Terminus
Adirondack Rouses Point
toward New York
Preceding station Exo Following station
Central Station
Terminus
Mont-Saint-Hilaire Longueuil–Saint-Hubert
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
St. Albans Montrealer Montreal
Terminus

The station is served by two Via Rail lines: the Ocean and the Montreal–Matapédia train, and one Amtrak train, the Adirondack, which links to New York City. It is also used by Exo for commuter rail service on the Mont-Saint-Hilaire line. There are four local buses routes[1] stopping at this station. The station was staffed by VIA Rail ticket agents until October 25, 2012. Since then, it has been unstaffed, but the station building is open before and after train arrival and departure times, to serve as a shelter for waiting passengers. It is not wheelchair-accessible. It is in AMT fare zone 3, and has 320 parking spaces.[1]

The station serves as the Via Rail station for nearby Longueuil, which does not have an intercity rail station of its own.

In 2012, plans were announced for the Adirondack to bypass the station entirely in the near future, following the opening of a new U.S. Customs preclearance facility at Montreal's Central Station. Under this scenario, Saint-Lambert would be dropped from the Adirondack route to expedite scheduling.[4][5] As of March 2017, the United States Congress had passed the necessary legislation and the Parliament of Canada was considering it.[6]

Bus connectionsEdit

Réseau de transport de Longueuil
No. Route Name Service times
1 Grande-Allée and Pine – Terminus Longueuil Regular
6 Terminus Panama – Terminus Longueuil Regular
55 Bolton and Riverside – Terminus Centre-ville Rush hour only
106 Broadway and Milan – Terminus Longueuil Rush hour only

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Gare Saint-Lambert (RTM)
  2. ^ "Saint-Lambert, QC (SLQ)". GreatAmericanStations.com. 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  3. ^ Exo (2020-06-17). Réponse à votre demande d'accès à l'information (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 2020-25.
  4. ^ Bowen, Douglas John (2012-05-11). "Customs relief in sight for Amtrak's Adirondack". RailwayAge.com. Retrieved 22 Jun 2012.
  5. ^ Bowen, Douglas John (March 16, 2015). "Pact bodes well for restored Amtrak Montrealer". Railway Age.
  6. ^ Anderson, Eric (2017-03-19). "Amtrak's Adirondack on track to benefit from customs legislation". Times Union. Albany. Retrieved 2017-08-07.

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