Stations in this sector
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 also continues on the construction of the Île-des-Sœurs station and the installation of the catenary rails and poles on the centre span of the Samuel-De Champlain Bridge.
Work in the Sud-Ouest sector
Repair work on the southbound overpass is being done and the replacement of the railway tracks on the west side is continuing. The widening of the De la Commune Bridge, at the corner of De la Commune and Smith Streets, is continuing, in order to create a lane dedicated to the REM. The development of the embankment on Smith Street, on which the REM will operate, is also underway.
Construction of the elevated structure is continuing in Pointe-Saint-Charles.
Work on Central, McGill and Édouard-Montpetit stations
The assembly of the steel structure of the Édouard-Montpetit and McGill stations is underway. On the McGill side, the construction of technical rooms is continuing. The rehabilitation of the double vault of the Mont-Royal tunnel has also begun in this sector.
Work at Central Station includes installing equipment (e.g. ventilation, electrical, elevators, etc.), creating accesses between levels and setup.
Commissioning schedule in this sector
Downtown segment : fall 2023
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.