RE: Underground City update: the gap is (about to be) filled.
- Hi, again.
Today, I happened to walk towards gap between Square
Victoria metro and Palais des Congrès, and I happily
noticed the new walkway was open! I slowly started to
stroll in to explore the new environment, and see where I would get. This
place is really futurist. Beautiful neon lights are lighting the tall walls
from the bottom, and these walls are made of thick glass panels.
The brand new floors are all shiny, and the corridor is wide, so it can
accomodate a good load of traffic.
I ended up passing a door and recognizing the Palais des Congrès floor by
the tile pattern. I arrived at the
escalator which was not operating, so I climbed up like
normal stairs. On the ground level I surprisingly
saw the barrier poles were still blocking the way. I
passed in the tiny gap next to the wall, and the guard came to me and said I
was not allowed to go where I came from! He couldn't see me go in, no matter
how well he keeps an eye on the prohibited area :-)
I told him I went all the way from Square-Victoria metro and ended up there,
and the passage was open.
He told me they were making audio testings for the
alarm systems, and the passageway would open in 2 to
3 weeks. I told him the place is very beautiful and
futurist. I continued my way to the Complexe Desjardins, thinking that May
7, 2003 is the very first day I make the link between two formerly unlinked
major sections of the Underground City.
I'll wait for the delay to elapse before returning, but if a Montrealer from
our forum want to give it the try before the official opening, I guess it
would be cool.
Of course, take the passage from Square-Victoria metro, to Palais des
Congrès (and not the other way around), and tell us what the guard says. You
just need to say you came from the metro and didn't know...
The guards and other staff will just notice that the
passageway system is awaited, and is already popular
even before the official launch.
- Dear T_2000@yahoogroups.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, montrain@...,
Your friend m82a1_dawson@... thought you might be interested in this canada.com story:
"Streetcar named the future"
Streetcar named the future
Montreal lightrail meeting at 4505 Park Avenue tonight (March 16, 19:00). ASD
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