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The REM will continue to serve the Town of Mount-Royal and the Saint-Laurent borough, as well as new destinations (Montréal-Trudeau Airport, Technoparc). Here are the information to better understand about work being carried out in your area.


Canora and Mont-Royal stations

Sine June 25, the Deux-Montagnes line has been operating on a single-track between the Montpellier station and the Mount-Royal tunnel to allow the construction work of the REM future stations Canora and Mont-Royal. In the next months, work will be carried out on the south portion of the track. Below is the schedule for the coming months:

  • In September, pile driving, excavation and dismantling of existing infrastructures will clear the railway right of way to allow for the construction of the future stations.
  • In October, drilling will continue to carry out foundation work.
  • Until the end of 2018, the stations steel structure will be erected.

Other construction sites

Other major work are planned in 2018-2019: construction of the new covered stations (Correspondance A40, Montpellier and Du Ruisseau), excavation of the Technoparc stations, beginning of the boring in the airport area.


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Starting April 6, 2019

Preparatory work to build temporary shared platform

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Preparatory work on Highway 40 and service roads


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.

Visit our Events page to access all committees' minutes.


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.

The call for applications for the Édouard-Montpetit committee is now closed. More information to come.


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Construction of REM stations Canora and Mont-Royal (July 2018)

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Video: The work at Canora and Mont-Royal train stations

The REM's work represent a major challenge in keeping the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines in service until January 2020. We present the work in progress and the long-terme work schedule.


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The work will generate noise, vibrations and dust. Dunkirk Road will be closed to traffic near the site’s logistics zone, between Jean-Talon Road West and Kirkfield Avenue. Kirkfield Avenue will remain open to local traffic to allow continued access to the L’Ombriè store.

We are aware of the inconvenience that this work may create close to educational institutions and in the heart of a residential area. All the necessary measures will be put in place to mitigate the impact on residents, including the installation of acoustic screens, the use of mist cannons to reduce dust at ground level and a close follow-up study of sound levels, air quality and vibrations.

For the commissioning phase of the project, we intend to maintain current sound levels and will take the necessary steps to keep noise impact to a minimum during the operations.

NouvLR, the consortium in charge of REM construction, is currently taking sound measurements all along the network in order to refine the models. Now that the consortiums for the construction and the rolling stock have been selected, we know which type of vehicle will be used and have a better understanding of how sound will travel in the REM’s right of way. The models being developed will serve to determine the mitigation measures to be put in place.

When assessing the noise impact of the REM, we must bear in mind the following:

  • The REM is a light rail transit system (LRT), which makes REM trains quieter than conventional trains.
  • REM trains will run more frequently but will have much shorter train sets (numbers of cars), meaning that it will take less time for them to pass by the area.
  • REM train cars will have quieter braking systems.
  • Mascouche line trains (which are louder than REM trains) will no longer travel past Mont-Royal station.
  • REM cars will be modern and quieter.
  • Because of the new A40 station, REM cars will travel through the area at a slower speed.

It is important to note that with the REM, a number of sources of railway noise will be reduced, particularly noise resulting from engine propulsion, aeration/cooling fans and the rubbing and squealing of the wheels on the tracks. Other sources of noise will be eliminated entirely, including disc brake rubbing, whistling on arrival at the station, and grade crossing alarms.

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.

For more information about the REM, read our FAQ. If you have a specific question about the REM construction in your area, email or call us.


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