Think you can beat the metro on foot?
The Montreal Metro, Canada’s busiest rapid transit system, connects various parts of the city and provides a useful navigation cue. The various metro lines total 69.2K with ridership of more than 1.2 million per day.
For those looking for a challenge, Canadian Running has mapped out the Montreal Metro in a way that most runners can relate to. We listed the amount of time (in minutes) that it should take a runner to run between the stations based on an average pace of 5:00 per kilometre. These estimated times, were rounded up to the nearest minute as a rough guideline.
We calculated distances according to the shortest route using Google Maps. Note that some of the shortest routes may not be run-friendly. Not in Montreal? CR also created maps for the Toronto subway system (TTC Subway) as well as Vancouver’s SkyTrain system, both of which can be found in the links below.
According to CR‘s calculations, the shortest distance between stops when running is between Place-Des-Arts and McGill, for a total of 400m. That distance would take approximately two minutes if one was to run at 5:00 per kilometre pace. (25-minute 5K pace/50-minute 10K pace.)
Run-friendly Montreal Metro map
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