Des Sources, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue stations
On the West Island, the REM’s route uses the old Doney spur, and then crosses and runs along the north side of Highway 40.
To optimize construction schedules, two sectors are active and operating in parallel along the spur.
In 2019–2020, the linear sequence of work on the West Island will follow these predictable stages:
Brush clearing and tree cutting to prepare work areas around future stations and build access roads to work sites.
Geotechnical drilling and relocation of utilities (Hydro-Québec, Bell, Énergir) in conflict with structures under construction.
Foundation drilling of the elevated structure: Deep into the ground, down to the bedrock.
Column installation: Many pillars have already appeared along the REM’s elevated structure, and this work will continue in 2020.
Crosshead installation: This is the part installed on the top of the column, and whose shape is similar to a tulip’s.
Deck segment installation: More than 4,000 segments (prefabricated parts manufactured in Québec) are transported by truck and then assembled using the launching beams. The beam is placed between two pillars and lifts the segments in the air to assemble them one after the other, thus forming part of the deck on which the REM will travel. When a segment is completed, the beam is moved between the next two pillars to continue its work, and so on. During winter 2019–2020, the two beams will take a break, and resume their work in spring 2020.
Laying the tracks: Starting in 2020, the tracks will be installed on certain finished segments of the deck.
Station construction: In 2020, work will begin at the Pointe-Claire and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue stations, with the construction of the platforms and the start of foundation work.
Roxboro-Pierrefonds and Sunnybrooke stations
The future Roxboro-Pierrefonds and Sunnybrooke stations will replace the existing stations of the same name on the Deux-Montagnes commuter train line in 2023.
In 2019-2020, the main work in the area will consist of the construction of a new two-track rail bridge, adjacent to the existing bridge, to allow REM traffic over Rivière-des-Prairies between Montreal and the Laval Islands.
Around mid-2021, when the complete interruption of service on the Deux-Montagnes commuter train line occurs, construction work on the two stations will begin. The Roxboro-Pierrefonds station will be aerial, and built using a similar method to the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue branch stations, while the Sunnybrooke station will be elevated, and built above Sunnybrooke Boulevard.
In the Bois-de-Liesse nature park, construction is nearing completion on a new railway bridge to allow the doubling of the tracks for the REM crossing. The trail will be reopened to pedestrian and cyclist traffic in mid-November.
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.