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The REM will serve a total of five stations in the downtown Montréal area. This sector covers the boroughs of Verdun, Sud-Ouest, Ville-Marie, Outremont and Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. REM will be connected to three metro lines (orange, green and blue) in this sector.

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Stations in this sector

Île-des-Sœurs Station. Île-des-Sœurs station underwent unique architectural treatment due to its proximity to the Samuel De Champlain Bridge. It was designed with a public square to facilitate access to the station and integrate harmoniously into its environment. The underground walkway beneath the station will also make it easier to connect the northern and southern areas of the island.Image for indicative purposes only.
Île-des-Sœurs Station. Île-des-Sœurs station underwent unique architectural treatment due to its proximity to the Samuel De Champlain Bridge. It was designed with a public square to facilitate access to the station and integrate harmoniously into its environment. The underground walkway beneath the station will also make it easier to connect the northern and southern areas of the island.Image for indicative purposes only.
Griffintown–Bernard-Landry Station. The Griffintown–Bernard-Landry Station is located in the Griffintown neighbourhood, between Ottawa and William streets, with an entrance on the Dalhousie Street side. It is integrated into the southbound overpass of the elevated structure along Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, which provides access to Central Station. This location provides good access to the Griffintown area, the Cité du Multimédia, and the west side of Old Montréal. Image for information purposes only.
Griffintown–Bernard-Landry Station. The Griffintown–Bernard-Landry Station is located in the Griffintown neighbourhood, between Ottawa and William streets, with an entrance on the Dalhousie Street side. It is integrated into the southbound overpass of the elevated structure along Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, which provides access to Central Station. This location provides good access to the Griffintown area, the Cité du Multimédia, and the west side of Old Montréal. Image for information purposes only.
Central Station Central Station is integrated into the train station bearing the same name. As this is a heritage building dating back to 1943, the architectural components of the historic train station, platforms and underground levels have been preserved and enhanced. It is also connected to the Bonaventure metro station (orange line) and the downtown bus terminal. Image for information purposes only.
Central Station Central Station is integrated into the train station bearing the same name. As this is a heritage building dating back to 1943, the architectural components of the historic train station, platforms and underground levels have been preserved and enhanced. It is also connected to the Bonaventure metro station (orange line) and the downtown bus terminal. Image for information purposes only.
Station McGill. The REM’s McGill station is located in the heart of downtown and is connected to the green metro line. Every day, some 25,000 people will travel through this station. It’s the network’s second-busiest station after Central Station. Image for indicative purposes only.
Station McGill. The REM’s McGill station is located in the heart of downtown and is connected to the green metro line. Every day, some 25,000 people will travel through this station. It’s the network’s second-busiest station after Central Station. Image for indicative purposes only.
Station Édouard-Montpetit. The REM’s Édouard-Montpetit station is connected to the blue metro line and is located in front of the Marie-Victorin Pavillon (Université de Montréal). It will be the deepest subway station in Canada and one of the deepest in the world (70 metres). Its architectural treatment will highlight the rock through which the station was excavated. Image for indicative purposes only.
Station Édouard-Montpetit. The REM’s Édouard-Montpetit station is connected to the blue metro line and is located in front of the Marie-Victorin Pavillon (Université de Montréal). It will be the deepest subway station in Canada and one of the deepest in the world (70 metres). Its architectural treatment will highlight the rock through which the station was excavated. Image for indicative purposes only.
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Work at the Édouard-Montpetit Station

Work

Work in progress

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 external envelope of the Île-des-Sœurs station and to prepare 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 De la Commune bridge—at the corner of De la Commune and Smith streets—to create a dedicated REM track is continuing. Work on the Smith Street embankment has begun and will be followed by construction of the embankment retaining wall. 

Construction of the elevated structure is continuing in Pointe-Saint-Charles. 

 

Work on Central, McGill and Édouard-Montpetit stations 

Completion of the station excavation and erection of the steel structure are under way at Édouard-Montpetit. On the McGill side, construction of the mechanical rooms and foundations continues; the steel structure will be erected next. Rehabilitation of the double vault in the Mont-Royal Tunnel will also begin 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 

Works info

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Construction activities
September 17 to mid-December

First construction phase for REM station McGill

Details
Construction activities
As of July 23, 2018 and until 2022

Construction of REM station Édouard-Montpetit

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Public meetings

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FAQ

Downtown Montréal

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.  

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