Freight railroad operated commuter train to end in Montreal

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MONTREAL — With the words "the following Assignments will be Abolished as of July 2nd at 2131", more than 125 years of Canadian Pacific Railway operated commuter trains in the Montreal, Quebec,-area dating back to the 1880s will come to an end.

From the next day onward, Bombardier will be providing crews to operate Réseau de Transport Métropolitain, commuter trains on both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific trackage throughout their regional system.

On the same date, Canadian National's Montrain division will also operate that company's last CN operated commuter train in the area.

While it was originally planned for Bombardier to use new-hires for this service, earlier this spring they hired 50 2-man crews from both railways to take on the task, citing an inability to find crews who were already qualified on the territory and rules certified.

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