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Work in progress
In anticipation of the commissioning of the first REM segment in the spring of 2023, dynamic testing of all REM components from the South Shore to Central Station continues. They will start at a moderate speed in November 2022 and then pick up speed until commissioning. Once the dynamic tests are completed, in 2023, a trial run will take place to test commercial service. For about a month, the system will run on schedule, approximately 20 hours a day, but without passengers. Once the required reliability is achieved, the REM will be able to open to the public.
The Île-des-Sœurs sector
Finishing work is underway in the Île-des-Soeurs area. Work is also continuing on accesses to the station.
Work in the Sud-Ouest sector
In Griffintown, work is nearing completion. In the Pointe-Saint-Charles sector, the rehabilitation of Marc-Cantin Street is continuing. The rehabilitation of Wellington Street will begin in the spring/summer of 2023.
Work on Central, McGill and Édouard-Montpetit stations and the Mont-Royal tunnel
The Central Station will be completed by the end of 2022. Interior work at the Édouard-Montpetit station is continuing. The McGill station and its technical rooms are being built. Work on the modernization of the Mont-Royal Tunnel is well underway, including the construction of a central wall and the installation of new rail infrastructure.
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Continued construction of McGill station and rehabilitation of the double arch of the Mont-Royal TunnelDetails
Continuation of construction of the entrance and fit-up of Édouard-Montpetit stationDetails
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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.