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Montreal's tramway history

Once at the forefront of public transportation, the tramway system became new again after the city started looking at modern incarnations. But is a tramway renaissance already dead in Montreal?

Is a tramway renaissance already dead in Montreal?

Montreal's history on the urban rails started more than 100 years ago. As they fell out of fashion, those rails were ripped up and the tramways were forgotten.

The tramway system became new again in the last decade after the city started looking at modern incarnations to solve traffic congestion.

But is a tramway renaissance already dead in Montreal?

Take a look at major milestones in the history and potential revival of the Montreal tramway.

TIMELINE: Tramways in Montreal

(Source: STM Archives and CBC News)

The proposed route of the first phase of the Montreal tramway. (Tramway of Montreal feasibility study)

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