Special Train Service Cut off.: Racing Associations in Montreal Must Make New Arrangements to Accommodate Patrons., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-03


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SPECIAL TRAIN SERVICE CUT OFF. Racing Associations in Montreal Must Make New Arrangements to Accommodate Patrons Montreal. Que., May 2. — In face of the decision recently reached by the Dominion Railway Commission, that no special trains shall run this summer, the management of the local race tracks will be forced to make new arrangements for the transportation of their patrons to and from the various courses. Dorval track will be inconvenienced, but not as much as appeals under the rule. They will have to depend entirely on the regular train service through Dorval. going and returning from the course, and may have to start their raci s at an earlier hour, so as to suit the train service, as well as shorten up the time between races. Both roads have a splendid service to Dorval previous to 2 olock each afternoon, while over the Crand Trunk there is a train returning, which leaves Dorval shortly after 5 oclock and one later over the Canadian Pacific Railroad. These trains would go a long way towards getting the crowd back to the city. Dorval race track is only a short distance from the Dorval station and during the meeting already held at Dorval the regular service lias been largely used. The Lachine cars run to within a little over a mile of the course and there may be an extension of this service before the opening of the meeting in the last week of May. Then an automobile service may be run to and from the track which would afford great convenience. There will be no special race trains to Blue Bonnets this summer, or at least for the spring meeting, which is held early in June, as the club has already been informed of this fact. This will leave the Montreal Jockey Club to depend entirely on the service of the tramways, which in past seasons has been sufficient to transport the majority of the patrons to and from the course of the Montreal Jockey Club. Mount Royal, the course of the Black River Jockey Club, will have the same service as Blue Bonnets, as the course is only about a mile further on, and on the same line. In previous years this track has had only the tramways service to depend on. Kemp ton Park at Laprairie. will l e inconvenienced more than any of the other local tracks, as the regular service is not as good as that to Dorval and there is no other means of transportation to and from the course. A year ago the last regular train left Laprairie shortly after 4 oclock, while there was only one train that could be used in going to the course.

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