In the West Island, the first phase of work (summer 2018 - start of 2020) is concentrated on completing the foundations for the elevated structure along the Trans-Canada Highway and the former Doney railway spur.
Two work sites will be active simultaneously, as seen in the following calendar:
Starting in Summer 2018: geotechnical drilling and relocation of public utilities have caused some traffic obstructions in different industrial areas of the West Island, especially along the former Doney railway spur, which will be dismantled in order to construct the REM.
Starting in mid-September: brush clearing and tree cutting have been done on different sites in Montréal's West Island, in preparation for the construction work that will start later this fall.
Starting at the end of October 2018: the installation of caisson piles, which are components of the elevated structure, will start.
November 2018: the dismantling of the CN bridge over the A40 will take place, which will cause major traffic obstructions along the highway between the A13 (exit 60) and St-Jean Boulevard (exit 52) in both directions. The work will be coordinated with Mobilité Montréal and the dates will be confirmed shortly.
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.