Unlike the previous two lines, trains were to be partly running above ground.Negotiations with the CN and municipalities were stalling as Montreal was chosen in November 1962 to hold the 1967 Universal Exposition (Expo 67).
It would extend between the English-speaking west at Atwater station and French-speaking east at Frontenac.
Line 2 (Orange Line) was to run from north of the downtown, from Crémazie station and to residential neighbourhoods to the south to the business district at Place-d'Armes station.
Construction of the first two lines began May 23, 1962 under the supervision of the Director of Public Works, Lucien L'Allier, the "father of the subway".
On June 11, 1963 the construction costs for tunnels being lower than expected, Line 2 was extended by two stations at each end and the new terminus became the Henri-Bourassa and Bonaventure stations.
The Montreal Metro is Canada's busiest rapid transit system, and North America's third busiest by daily ridership behind those of New York City and Mexico City, delivering an average of 1,254,700 daily unlinked passenger trips per weekday (as of Q4 2016).
According to the STM, the Metro system had transported over 7 billion passengers as of 2010.
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The gradual return of the financial health during the 1920s brought the MTC project back and attracted support from the Premier of Quebec.
The Great Depression, indebting Montreal again and atrophying its streetcars attendance, overcame this new attempt and the next devised by Mayor Camillien Houde in 1939 as a way to provide work for the jobless masses.
With the Metro, Montreal has built one of North America's largest urban rapid transit schemes, attracting the second-highest ridership per capita behind New York City.