Un gros merci

About a week and a half ago Mike Boone wrote a column about a discarded tea bag he found at the Georges-Vanier metro station (hey, it’s a slow news week), asking why we’re so disrespectful to our public places that we can’t walk the extra five feet to the trash can. The column sparked a lot of response.

I found it funny because at about the same time he spotted that tea bag, I used the station for the first time since its renovation and found this, thanking users for dealing with the station’s summer-long closure:

Un gros merci

3 thoughts on “Un gros merci

  1. Colin

    According to:
    http://www.metrodemontreal.com/orange/georgesvanier/history.html
    this station only has 736,976 passengers entering the station annually, or around 2000/day. It’s also only about half a kilometre from Lucien-L’Allier and around 750 m from Lionel-Groulx. Building this station (and more recently, renovating it) was a rather expensive way to serve a fairly small number of people. It probably would have been cheaper to just run a shuttle bus through the neighbourhood to the two adjoining stations, and speed up the trips of everybody else on the trains.

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  2. David Pinto

    If you click on the Georges Vanier link provided by Collin, the site says that this is the only station not served by a bus line.
    It also has another distinction: There is no dep within the station. I don’t know if there are other stations without deps, but I imagine that there are not very many.

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