The TGV project deserves to be studied, believes Plante

The TGV project deserves to be studied, says Plante

The Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante.

The Plante administration is in favor of the study of the high-speed train (TGV) project linking Quebec and Toronto. French transport giant Alstom considers this to be a more efficient link than a high frequency train (TGF).

“Public transit projects will always be welcomed in Montreal and the TGV project deserves to be studied”, reacts the main press officer of the office of the mayor of Montreal, Catherine Cadotte.

” The financing needs of transport companies are glaring and require an immediate response, but we must also plan now for the future of mobility, which also involves an effective interregional offer,” she adds.

This interregional offer is discussed by Alstom President for the Americas, Michel Keroullé, in an interview with Journal de Montréal. He believes that the TGV would be more profitable and better for the environment since the speed of the train would encourage people to use it rather than the car when traveling between the two provinces. The objective should be to reduce the travel time between Toronto and Montreal from five hours to less than three hours.

“As long as you put sums like that, as much as the most profitable investment possible and which brings the greatest economic and societal impact”, he confided.

The mayor of Quebec, Bruno Marchand, was categorical in the conference of press last Tuesday stating that the federal government should consider a TGV rather than a TGF, insisting on its ability to transport people in a shorter time in addition to encouraging a modal transfer of people traveling in the corridor between Quebec and Kingston, passing through Montreal.

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