- Jan 23, 2019
At this point, since the customs point in Montreal is still in the planning phase, so anything can happen. As pointed out above, doing to formalities is easier in a station than in the field. Having lived in a rural area, I can't imagine Rouses Point has the greatest internet in the world or the facilities of a train station. Since this is a state supported train, I could see Amtrak or New York pushing to have both ends of the customs check happen in Montreal rather than one mid trip. It would also make more sense to do them both in Montreal since if they are doing the customs check for the south bound train in Montreal, the stop at Saint Lambert would need to be eliminated. It would make no sense for the north bound train to stop at Saint Lambert, but not the southbound train. Since the only stop in this case would be the customs check point, it would make sense to let the northbound train continue to Montreal and go through the formalities there.