Des Sources, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue stations
The structure of the REM on the West Island will be elevated, from the Des Sources station to the Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue station. The REM route will overlap the old Doney Branch (formerly owned by CN) and then run along Highway 40 on the north side, beginning at the Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping centre.
To optimize construction schedules, two sites have been mobilized and work is being carried out simultaneously along the branch.
The linear sequence of this work has been planned, and several major stages are underway:
- Geotechnical drilling and relocation of public utilities that would conflict with structures under construction: Occasional and sequential hindrances will take place in various locations over the entire branch in the coming months to ensure work can be performed safely.
- Clearing and cutting of trees to prepare the work zones near the future stations and construction of roads to access the work sites.
- Drilling for elevated structure foundations: Nearly 90 caisson piles have been drilled to date on the branch, and work continues to complete all 150.
- Installation of columns and joists: The elevated structure’s columns are now visible in Pointe-Claire.
- Assembly of launching beams: The launching beams are currently being assembled on-site and will be in operation this summer to build the deck on the elevated structure.
- Installation of the elevated structure deck segments: 4557 concrete segments are in the plant prefabrication stage; these prefab segments will be transported to the various sites and assembled on the launching beams to form the deck spans on the elevated structure.
- Construction of stations
- Site restoration
Roxboro-Pierrefonds and Sunnybrooke stations
By 2023, the future Roxboro-Pierrefonds and Sunnybrooke Stations will replace the current stations on the Deux-Montagnes commuter train line.
The Roxboro-Pierrefonds Station will be elevated, built similarly to the stations on the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Branch, while the Sunnybrooke Station will be raised, constructed over Sunnybrooke Boulevard.
Construction on these two stations will begin after the Deux-Montagnes line is completely closed around mid-2021.
During the summer of 2019, in the Bois-de-Liesse nature park, construction of a new railway bridge will begin so the track can be doubled to accommodate the REM. This work includes laying the foundation for the new railway structure, re-profiling the walking and cycling trail around Pittfield Boulevard, and building the slab for the new railway structure.
Upcoming events in the West Island (information meeting, neighbourhood committee) are displayed below – if no event is displayed, this means that no meetings are scheduled in the short term.
📝 Visit our Events page to access summaries of the past meetings.
An overground metro
The REM's route will be elevated in the West Island, replacing the former Doney Spur and along the Highway 40. Here is a model of an elevated station in this area (preliminary render of the Kirkland station).
Station Des Sources will be located at the corner of Des Sources and Hymus boulevards.
Station Pointe-Claire will be located at the corner of the Highway 40 North Service Road and Fairview Avenue, on the west side of the street, close to the Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping mall.
Station Kirkland will be located north of Highway 40, near Jean-Yves Boulevard.
Station Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue will be located between Sainte-Marie Road and the North service road.
Stations Roxboro-Pierrefonds and Sunnybrooke will be located where the Deux-Montagnes line currently has two stations with the same names.
Des Sources and Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue stations will be equipped with parking lots to facilitate access for drivers. Discussions are underway with different partners to determine the number of parking spaces available at the Pointe-Claire and Kirkland stations. REM users will also be able to park in the existing parking spaces for the Deux-Montagnes line (Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Sunnybrooke stations).
Our intent is also to focus on a sustainable solution: public and active transit. Bus networks in various municipalities will be revised to optimize feeder service to REM’s stations. The buses will stop near the stations for quick and efficient transfer to REM's metro cars. This cooperation with transit companies will continue throughout the project to ensure optimal feeder service as soon as REM starts up.
If you take the REM from the West Island, you will have to transfer at the Bois-Franc station to go to the airport.
For example from Kirkland, follow the following route:
- Kirkland > Bois-Franc (14 minutes)
- Bois-Franc > Montreal-Trudeau Airport (9 minutes)
The REM will have a high frequency so you won't wait too long at the Bois-Franc station when connecting to the airport.
The Vaudreuil-Hudson line is currently operated by exo (Réseau de transport métropolitain) and will continue to operate even after the REM is launched. Vaudreuil–Hudson line users will be able to continue taking the train to travel downtown. The REM will become a additionnal complementary offer.
Architectural renders of the stations are presented in our Photos and videos section.
Environmental, technical and financial studies are available in our Documentation section.