October 25, 2021

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Quebec 21 Light Metro: LaBeoum cries out for “fake news”

Quebec 21 Light Metro: LaBeoum cries out for "fake news"

Estimates of Quebec 21 light rail project costs and schedule “Fake news“And a” fake “released the Quebec mayor on Wednesday.

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Quebec 21 This is based on a study by Sistra, which found that the average cost of an underground metro is between 100 and 200 million per kilometer. On this basis, the party estimates its tunnel cost at $ 200 million per kilometer, “said leader Jean-Franకోois Gosselin.”

However, the mayor was beaten for saying “the statistics are completely false”. Each kilometer of tunnel excavated in Quebec costs 358 million, he confirmed based on data from the Tramway project office. “We’ve researched, verified, cross-checked,” Regis hit the lab.

However, the city could not specify which construction method this number would depend on. Quebec 21 wants to use a tunnel boring machine.

Twice as expensive

According to the mayor, with related costs, trombus and rolling stock, Mr. Gosselin’s project will cost “at least” twice as much, more than $ 6 billion.

The mayor explained that the Sistra study cited by Mr. Gosselin was based on the cost of similar projects worldwide, but that “the real costs are higher in Canada”. The city has provided a list of Canadian structuring networks that have experienced costs comparable to those in Quebec.

“Nano-Trump”

“We are Fake news Total. It really is, there, it’s nano-Trump, it makes no sense, “he said, talking to the mayor about a” huge hoax “and doubting that he could respect the deadline submitted.

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Mr. LaBeouf felt that the route proposed by Quebec 21 would “give nothing” to the people of the suburbs, and that Mr. Gosselin largely underestimated the inconveniences associated with the construction of the 15 planned underground stations “by removing the surface on which a station is built”.

Legalt, on the other hand, called on the government to reiterate its “clear” support for the tramway project, fearing that uncertainty would weigh on future calls for proposals.