When is winter ?

Enough of Autumn, when is winter!?

I chickened out this morning and didn’t ride the bike in. I figured I’d take the metro. The day of the last storm, the city was very quiet. The metro as well. I hoofed it down to the Mount Royal station and the guy working the booth was out for a coffee. Yipee. Free ride.

Get down the stairs in what I am SURE is the hottest metro in the network and people are lined up 6 deep from end to end.

Not good.

First metro arrives and it’s completely packed and one person gets off two squeeze on.

More people arrive, the line is now 7 deep.

Next metro arrives, again completely jammed with people and two people get off, 3 get on.

Enough of that. I’m hoofing it all the way. It took me 75 minutes to walk to work and I was cursing myself for not having taken the bike.

A fellow coworker told me that what I should do is take the metro going north, get off at Cremazie and then get back on going south. In his opinion, not only will it be faster, but that I will get a seat as well!

2 Comments so far

  1. Laiya (unregistered) on December 17th, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

    Actually, I think Guy-Concordia is THE hottest metro. But I feel your pain nonetheless. The situation is pretty bad with the buses too. I leave an hour earlier to make sure that I actually get on one. If they’re too packed, the driver won’t even stop at the stop because nobody can get on.

  2. kim (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 9:52 am

    Sherbrooke station is the same deal.
    I had to let three or four trains go by before I could squish myself into one.
    I also considered taking the metro to Cremazie and then switch over, but I stuck it out.

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