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Centre and Airport

This space was created for you, to bring you the latest news so that you can understand the project’s work sites on Montréal Centre and Airport sectors, and to keep you informed about work being carried out in your area.

Works info

Major work are planned in 2018-2019 and require the closure of the Deux-Montagnes line on Friday night and during weekends (starting April 27, 2018). Construction sites: construction of the new covered stations between the Central Station and Du Ruisseau, excavation of the Édouard-Montpetit and Technoparc stations, beginning of the boring in the airport area.

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Starting April 27, 2018, weekends from Friday night (8 p.m.) through Sunday

Preparatory work on the Deux Montagnes line


Neighbourhood committee

The REM project office, in collaboration with NouvLR—the consortium responsible for building the REM—and the Ville de Montréal, wishes to set up a neighbourhood committee composed of representatives of the local community, including people who live near the work site. The purpose of the committee is to make sure that the community is properly informed of upcoming work, and to discuss the mitigation measures to be implemented collaboratively.

  • Start: September 2018

  • Duration: 2 hours

  • Dates: on a weekday evening

  • Frequency: every 4 to 6 weeks, during the construction work

Canora and Mont-Royal committee

Submit your application by filling the form below.

Work group


The REM project office wishes to set up a work group to deal with mitigation measures for the REM in operation, composed of people representing the residents affected. The objective is to establish a channel for the collaborative discussion of measures to be implemented, including noise management and landscape integration.

Submit your application by filling the form below.



Frequently asked questions in your sector

Construction of the REM will begin in 2018. Mobilization of the construction sites, drilling, and relocation of public utilities will startin the first few months. In spring, a team of engineers and workers will set to work on opening the construction sites. They will focus on excavating, on preparing the REM’s future rights-of-way and on starting the infrastructure build (see the work calendar in 2018-2019) . Construction notices will be published ahead of time, to inform the citizens concerned.

The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) develops rate schedules for all transit systems in the Greater Montréal area. We are currently working closely with the organization to integrate the REM into this future rate schedule.

The aim is to create a single fare. Customers would buy tickets from the ARTM that could be used in various networks, including the REM, the métro, buses, etc.

Our intention is that rates should be comparable to those currently paid for equivalent distances and that travel fares, for example the Opus cards, should provide access to both the REM and the other transit systems.

The primary differences between REM and the current Deux-Montagnes train service are:

  • More frequent service. REM will operate 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, with departures every 5 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes in off-peak hours between Deux-Montagnes and Sunnybrooke stations. Between Bois-Franc and Gare Centrale stations, trains will depart every 2.5 minutes during peak hours and every 5 minutes in off-peak hours.
  • Greater capacity. REM will have a minimum transportation capacity of close to 22,000 passengers between 6:30 and 9:30 am, 5,000 more than the existing transit network can carry.
  • New connections to metro lines. REM will connect to Montréal’s three existing metro lines: the blue line via station Édouard-Montpetit, the green line via station McGill and the orange line via station Bonaventure (Gare Centrale).
  • More destinations. REM will connect you to Montréal-Trudeau Airport, Technoparc Montréal, the South Shore and parts of the West Island, all within a single transit network.
  • Different cars. REM trains are not commuter trains. They are more like metro cars from a technological standpoint. REM cars are smaller but will run much more frequently, which explains the substantially increased capacity.
  • Enclosed and universally accessible stations. You will wait for REM trains indoors, on a platform separated from the tracks by automatic screen doors. All stations will be universally accessible.

The arrival of the REM means that users of the Mascouche line will have to transfer at a brand-new station (Correspondance A40) located just past Ahuntsic train station, if you are heading downtown.

The new Correspondance A40 station will be expressly designed to ensure smooth transfer of users between the Mascouche line and the REM. Station equipment will optimize traffic (wide corridors, elevators, shared platform, etc.).

As soon as you leave the commuter train, you will walk on a covered platform, then enter a closed station, sheltered from inclement weather. Once aboard the REM, the trip from Correspondance A40 Station to Central Station will take approximately 10 minutes. Total trip time to downtown for Mascouche line users will be equivalent to the current travel time.

The high frequency of the REM (2.5 minutes during rush hour) will mean fast boarding for users and reduced waiting times. Lastly, when heading downtown on the REM, you will be able to get off at new stations: Édouard-Montpetit, connected to the blue metro line, and McGill, connected to the green metro line. In the opposite direction, you will also be able to travel straight to the airport from this connection. 

Possibly, it is too soon to confirm. Generally, the bus networks in various municipalities will be revised to optimize feeder service to REM’s stations. This cooperation with transit companies, including STM, will continue throughout the project to ensure optimal feeder service as soon as REM starts up.

The REM will pass every 10 to 15 minutes on the airport branch. From Central Station to the airport, it will take from 18 to 20 minutes with the REM express shuttles, which will be available during peak hours of the airport.

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