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Upgrades to Airport Entrance in Montreal

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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Improvements to the entrance to Trudeau (Dorval) Airport in Montreal.

Feds to fund Dorval interchange upgrade

The federal government will contribute $385 million for infrasturcture work, including $150 million to upgrade the Dorval interchange, near the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport.

The construction will facillitate a future rail link between the airport and downtown Montreal.

About time! One of the worst entrances to an airport I've ever seen.

Greg

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Wow, sounds like the US! It's only taken them 10 years to go from announcement to accepting bids. And, who says governments don't work in a timely manner... So, we all get to see the "old" Dorval for the meet-up. (Can we slip in through a back door to avoid one of the worst airport entrances - or will that look a little too suspicious?

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Wow - suddenly our government is spending money! I wonder why that is...

But yeah... I sometimes head out that way by public transport. A two-hour ride from home! The train will make it a lot simpler, especially for people who use the airport for business a lot.

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I actually had the opp to view the plans at the official plan launch last fall...impressive stuff. Hopefully they'll be able to make it as swanky as the plans.

5. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Hey GregW,

That is interesting . . . In Calgary, they are about to do the same thing, connect the Light Rail Train (LRT) to the International airport. It will be happening in the coming years, I think by 2008? I need to check the signs at the stations, which tell you the timelines that they are renovating the LRT, and doing the expansion, as well!!!!! I'm really excited for this. It will be so easy, then, to get out of the city without a car.

Peace,
Steph

6. Posted by BenOttawa (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

OMG....Totally agree ! worst terminal entrance/arrival i've seen.
A labyrinthe of drywall panel, would be the best way to describe it.
On the positive side - the upgrade will give access to the downtown core easier (much needed).