73Re: [carfree_cities] Ranking US cities
- Apr 11, 2000
>Like it or not, biometrics are here to stay, and your trolley fare may be linked to the times
> In Montreal on our Duex-Montangne EMU(Electric Multiple Unit) commuter line,
> a ten car(5 married pairs) train can handle 900(seated) to 1200(standing
> room) people with a crew of two. Rolling stock information can be found at
> the following URL http://www.transportation.bombardier.com/htmen/A2H.htm.
> Hey I rode them today. During off peak periods trains can be 4,6 or 8 cars
> Montreal commuter trains work on the honour system and time to time fare
> inspectors come around. A friend of mine calls the inspectors "POP
> COPs",(POP being for "Proof of Payment").
> For a map of the line look at http://www.amt.qc.ca/tc/train/plan.asp. I live
> near the Bois-Franc station and can see the pantographs from my kitchen
> window. The two other commuter lines use Diesel-Electric trains.
you get your irises or fingerprints scanned on your way aboard.
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