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West Island

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

Works info

As a first step, work on the West Island are focused on building the foundations of the air structure (along the Trans-Canada Highway) starting summer 2018 until early 2020.

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

Preparatory work on the Deux Montagnes line



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.

You will be able to reach the REM stations by foot, bike, public transit or car. (Click the “Network Map” tab for more information about your station.) Our primary intent is to focus on a sustainable solution: public and active transit. To that end, there will be bus services to REM stations. Our goal is to optimize your travel time.

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.

The Vaudreuil-Hudson line is currently operated by the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) 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.

If you take the REM at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Kirkland, Pointe-Claire or Des Sources, 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.

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