Parc indoor train station project: Montréal-Saint-Jérôme rail commuters could soon wait for the train protected from the weather
MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Saint-Jérôme commuter train users could soon benefit from access to an indoor train station at Parc. This will make it possible for users to wait for the train in a safe and comfortable environment with an array of services such a facility can offer, including a coffee shop with related services, restrooms and a waiting room.
Kevric Real Estate Corporation is leading this private project aimed at transforming the building located at 280 Gary Carter (formerly Faillon) into an indoor train station. The current Parc station is comprised of a series of unheated waiting areas and is one of the busiest along the rail line in the Blainville and St-Jerome direction. Its use has increased by 12% in 2013 alone.
"We are very pleased to propose this project in a rapidly developing neighborhood where public transportation is not only essential but is also expected to increase over the next several years," stated Richard Hylands, President of Kevric. "The building identified for the Parc Train Station is ideal for this use and is adjacent to the current AMT platform."
In attendance during an information session held near the Parc station this morning, Ms. Anie Samson, vice-president of Montreal's executive committee and mayor of the Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc -Extension borough stated: "I am convinced that the addition of an indoor train station would be an important asset to further energize the neighborhood and it would also represent an added incentive to encourage the use of public transportation for the working population of this area, whose numbers continue to increase. Not to mention that it would also be an added service for all montrealers."
In order to inform and solicit the opinion of commuters, the developer has launched a dedicated website, Facebook page and Twitter account: "We hope that travellers will provide us with their opinion of the project and most of all, voice their support to the relevant authorities," concluded Mr. Hylands. A banner has also been installed on the future train station and other information activities will be held in the station's vicinity in the coming days.
About Kevric Real Estate Corporation
Over the last few years, Kevric has positioned itself as the new flagship for real estate in Montreal and in Canada. Its growing profile has earned it a choice position among the country's foremost private building owners, developers and managers.
Kevric's mission is to acquire, develop and reposition buildings in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal that have the potential to general high returns.
Kevric provides specialized services in building construction and redevelopment, building and asset management, marketing and rentals, as well as project financing. It is currently co-owner and manager of Place Bonaventure in Montreal and a dozen buildings in Quebec and Ontario, following sales and acquisitions.
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