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Downtown Montréal

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

Works info

Preparatory work started in Downtown Montréal. The construction and excavation of the Édouard-Montpetit (near the Marie-Victorin pavilion) and McGill stations (St. Catherine Street/McGill College Avenue) are the main construction work to come in this area for 2018-2019.

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Construction activities

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

Preparatory work on the Deux Montagnes line

Construction activities
As of July 23, 2018

Construction of station Édouard-Montpetit for the Réseau express métropolitain


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

Édouard-Montpetit committee

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.

We need to define the location with the City of Montréal. This station is important for Montréal’s downtown neighbourhoods and the development projects that are under way. Because the profile of the route has changed and the station will now be an elevated, its plans require specialized consultation. Refer to the interactive map of the network to see the REM route in this sector.

Yes. The REM installation will entail platform and metro access changes, as well as renovations to provide universal access.

In addition to Central Station's current access to the metro, a new quick and direct connection to Place Bonaventure will be built for easier access from the REM station to Bonaventure Station. It will be universally accessible and equipped with elevators.


In the southern portion of the Mont-Royal tunnel, McGill Station will be beneath McGill College Avenue in the very heart of downtown, and will feature access to the Montréal metro’s green line and Montréal’s extensive underground shopping and restaurant district (RÉSO). It will also be connected to Centre Eaton and Place Montréal Trust. Escalators and elevators will connect REM’s platforms to the metro’s.


Édouard-Montpetit Station will be connected to the metro station with the same name, and will therefore be in the same sector (between Vincent-D’Indy Avenue and Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard). The existing metro entrance in front of Université de Montréal’s Pavillon Marie-Victorin will be moved and will become the main REM entrance.

REM’s Édouard-Montpetit Station platforms will be 70 metres (approximately 20 storeys) beneath ground level. You will be able to take one of our express elevators for the 20-second trip down to REM and metro platforms or up to the nearest exit.

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