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Starting in 1910, many proposals were tabled but the Montreal Metro would prove to be an elusive goal.
First, the Montreal Street Railway Company, the Montreal Central Terminal Company and the Montreal Underground and Elevated Railway Company undertook fruitless negotiations with the city.
Then a year later, the Comptoir Financier Franco-Canadien and the Montreal Tunnel Company proposed tunnels under the city centre and the Saint-Lawrence River to link the emerging South Shore neighbourhoods but faced the opposition of railway companies.
The reluctance of elected city officials to advance funds foiled this first attempt.
The next line would thus be numbered 5 (Blue Line).
The Montreal municipal administration asked municipalities of the South Shore of the Saint Lawrence River which one would be interested by the Metro and Longueuil got the link.
The main line, or number 1 (Green Line) was to pass between the two most important arteries, Sainte-Catherine and Sherbrooke streets, more or less under the De Maisonneuve Boulevard.
It would extend between the English-speaking west at Atwater station and French-speaking east at Frontenac.
In 1902, as European and American cities were inaugurating their first subway systems, the federal government created the Montreal Subway Company to promote the idea in Canada.The issue of a subway remained present in the newspapers but World War I and the following recession hitting Montreal prevented any execution.The gradual return of the financial health during the 1920s brought the MTC project back and attracted support from the Premier of Quebec.The service was opened gradually between October 1966 and April 1967 as the stations were completed. It was to use Canadian National Railway (CN) tracks passing under the Mount Royal to reach the northwest suburb of Cartierville from the city centre.Unlike the previous two lines, trains were to be partly running above ground.