Translated by Matthew McLauchlin
These eight maps, all different but not so far from one another, show how the various agencies responsible for planning the Montreal metro (the Tramway Company, the city of Montreal, the BTM, etc.) believed that the metro would develop.
Figure 1: Network proposed by the Montreal Tramway Company in 1944
Source: Montreal Tramway Company, Rapport sur un projet de métropolitain pour Montréal, 1944.
Figure 2: Network proposed by the Montreal Transit Commission in 1953
Source: Montreal Transit Commission, Un système de transport en commun rapide, 1953.
Figure 3: Draft project presented by the City of Montreal in October 1961
Source: La Presse, 17 October 1961.
Figure 4: Expanded metro network proposed by the BTM in 1974
Source: Montreal Urban Community (Service de la planification du territoire), Le transport public: les prolongements, Montreal, February 1974.
Figure 5: Metro network proposed by the Quebec Transport Ministry in 1979
Source: Quebec Transport Ministry, Plan de transport intégré de la région de Montréal, 1979, p. 16.
Figure 6: Metro network proposed by the BTM in 1984
Source: La Presse, 1 March 1984.
Figure 7: Metro network foreseen in 1967 for Montreal in 2000
Source: Jean Frébault and Jean Poulit, Le plan de transport de Montréal, Paris, ministère de l'Équipement et du Logement et ministère des Transports, 1967, p. 71.
Figure 8: Current metro network, with opening dates for each section
Reproduced by kind permission of Benoît Clairoux.