If elected as mayor, Projet Montreal’s Valérie Plante is promising a new 29-station metro line will be built by 2028.
The Pink Line would work to relieve congestion on the Orange Line while also providing accessible transit to some of the city’s most populated neighbourhoods.
The proposed line would run from Montreal North to Ville Marie, where it would extend to Lachine.
The first phase of the line will be built to connect Montreal North to the city centre, followed by an extension to Lachine.
Projet Montreal estimates the new line will allow commuters to travel from:
Montréal-Nord to downtown: 22 minutes (compared to 62 minutes currently)
Saint-Léonard to downtown: 16 minutes (compared to 55 minutes)
Vieux-Rosemont to downtown: 10 minutes (compared to 40 minutes)
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce to the city centre: 8 minutes (compared to 27 minutes)
Lachine to downtown: 17 minutes (compared to 44 minutes)
“Today we are presenting a sustainable mobility plan to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. It is an ambitious, bold plan that is necessary to increase the mobility of Montrealers and, as a result, increase productivity and reduce inequalities,” said Valérie Plante in a statement. “We must offer Montrealers in neighbourhoods that are currently under-served by public transit a reliable, fast and efficient alternative to travel. This is what we propose with the pink line.”
Projet Montreal says the Pink Line will reduce traffic congestion, which costs up to $2.5 billion a year in Montreal, causing Montreal drivers to lose an average of 26 million hours per year.