Stations in this sector
The Île-des-Sœurs and Samuel-De Champlain Bridge sector
Construction of the Île-des-Sœurs channel bridge and the elevated structure in this sector is advancing. Work is also continuing on building the Île-des-Sœurs station and installing the track and catenary posts on the centre span of the Samuel-De Champlain Bridge.
Work in the Sud-Ouest sector
The upgrading of the rail infrastructure for the arrival of the REM is continuing on the west side of the South Viaduct. The development of the Smith Street embankment, on which the REM will run, is also underway.
The installation of the REM systems (power supply, fences and railings, etc.) is continuing on the entire overhead structure in the Pointe St. Charles sector, which is now complete.
Work on Central, McGill and Édouard-Montpetit stations
The Édouard-Montpetit station entrance is taking shape and the interior design of the station is continuing. At the McGill station, the steel structure and the technical rooms are now being built. Rehabilitation of the double vault in the Mont-Royal Tunnel has also begun in this sector. Work at the Central station includes installing equipment (e.g. ventilation, electrical, elevators, etc.) and developing the interior of the station and its surroundings.
The work will generate noise, vibrations and dust. The sidewalk will be closed in front of Pavillon Marie-Victorin, but no road closures are planned.
We are aware of the inconveniences that construction work can generate in a residential zone and near education and infant care institutions. All appropriate measures will be put in place to minimize impact on surrounding residents, including the use of acoustic screens and of a sprayer (fine droplets of water) to keep dust down, and a close monitoring of noise, air quality and vibrations.
The technology chosen for the REM is an automated metro. This type of technology is quieter than heavy trains (no whistle at station arrival or alarm at grade crossings, electric brakes, etc.). While the REM’s rolling stock was designed to minimize noise, once the light rail is in operation, sound may be audible.
REM construction and operation are governed by a regulatory framework established by the Government of Québec. Noise modelling was performed to assess the anticipated noise that the REM in operation will generate and to determine mitigation measures that may be required, such as erection of permanent noise walls along the route. Required mitigation measures will be implemented before the REM is commissioned.
Noise walls will be erected on certain segments in the Smith Street and future Griffintown–Bernard-Landry Station sector.
The Basin Peel Station planned in the original reference project will be located in Griffintown, on the southbound overpass, between Ottawa and William Streets.
The elevated structure alignment allows for stations to be added. In a subsequent phase and depending on the needs and wishes of the City of Montréal, a station could be added in the Pointe-Saint-Charles sector.