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5 light rail stations under construction in the heart of Saint-Laurent and Ahuntsic-Cartierville

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Five Réseau express métropolitain (REM) stations will serve the citizens of Saint-Laurent and Ahuntsic-Cartierville: Côte-de-Liesse, Montpellier, Du Ruisseau, Bois-Franc and Marie-Curie. The REM work will accelerate this year and citizens will see 4 of the 5 stations built in the sector in 2020.  

 

1- Bois-Franc station  

The first station to be built in the sector 

The Bois-Franc station will be located in the heart of the new light rail network, at the crossroads of the REM's four branches. From this station, it will be possible to go in each direction (Brossard, Deux-Montagnes, L’Anse-à-l’Orme or the airport) without having to make a transfer.  

Bois-Franc station begins to take shape

Formerly a station on the exo Deux-Montagnes line, the Bois-Franc station is the first REM station to be built along the old train line. Installation of the steel structure, the very skeleton of the station, began in May 2020 and is now clearly visible in the area. 

Beginning in the summer of 2020, a lot of work will be carried out at the station, including the installation of the wood ceiling, a distinctive architectural feature  of the REM's future stations. From June to September, the exterior envelope of the station will become more and more apparent, with the construction of the roof, the installation of the prefabricated concrete walls, the glass walls and the insulation work. 

Features – Bois-Franc station  

  • Type of station:  ground-level 
  • Equipment: bike racks, bus terminal, bus platforms, parking and kiss-and-ride areas 
  • Frequency: 2.5 minutes during peak hours, 5 minutes during off-peak hours and weekends  
  • 10 minutes from the airport 
  • 15 minutes from downtown 

 

 

 

2- Du Ruisseau station  

Mobilization for the construction of the REM's future Du Ruisseau station has begun, following the closure of the Du Ruisseau station on the exo Deux-Montagnes line on May 11.  

To allow the work to be carried out, partial obstructions on the Henri-Bourassa boulevard are required. These obstructions are also necessary to allow the repair of the Henri-Bourassa railway bridge. 

Clearly visible from Henri-Bourassa Boulevard West, the construction of the Du Ruisseau station will require the removal of the catenary system (steel gantries and all power supply cables above the track) and rails, the dismantling of the existing infrastructure, construction of the station’s foundations, concreting, the laying of the steel reinforcement and the reconstruction of the railway track. 

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Inside and outside of the future Du Ruisseau station

Features – Du Ruisseau station 

  • Type of station:  ground-level 
  • Equipment: bike racks, bus platforms, parking and kiss-and-ride areas 
  • Frequency: 2.5 minutes during peak hours, 5 minutes during off-peak hours and weekends  
  • 12 minutes from the airport 
  • 13 minutes from downtown 

 

 

 

3- Montpellier station 

Like its neighbouring station, the former Montpellier station, located above Côte-Vertu Boulevard, will be converted into an REM light rail station. Citizens have been seeing workers on the site since May 2020. The construction of a noise barrier between Couvrette Street and the tracks is now complete, to minimize the work's noise impact for people living near the station. 

The workers will then remove the catenary system and the rails and dismantle the infrastructure, including the platforms and stairs. The station’s foundations will be built this year. Work will be very active in the sector in 2020. 

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Features – Montpellier station  

  • Type of station:  ground-level 
  • Equipment: bike racks, kiss-and-ride area, street bus stops  
  • Frequency: 2.5 minutes during peak hours, 5 minutes during off-peak hours and weekends  
  • 14 minutes from the airport 
  • 11 minutes from downtown 

 

 

 

4- Côte-de-Liesse station 

Continuation of work 

Located between Stinson and Deslauriers streets, near Hodge Street, Côte-de-Liesse is a brand-new station on the Deux-Montagnes branch that will be designed so that users can transfer between the exo Mascouche line and the REM. 

Progress of work on the site of the future Côte-de-Liesse station (November 2019)

As of spring 2020, with the re-opening of construction sites, the work already begun on the Côte-de-Liesse station will accelerate. Between May and June, workers will remove the catenaries and rails from the train line. During the summer and into the fall, work will include excavation, the drilling of piles and the construction of the station’s foundations. 

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Features –  Côte-de-Liesse station 

  • Type of station:  ground-level 
  • Equipment: bike racks, kiss-and-ride area, street bus stops 
  • Frequency: 2.5 minutes during peak hours, 5 minutes during off-peak hours and weekends  
  • 16 minutes from the airport 
  • 9 minutes from downtown 

 

 

 

5- Marie-Curie station  

Last, the Marie-Curie station will be located in the heart of the Technoparc. As the commissioning of this station on the branch leading to the airport is scheduled for later, i.e. 2023, work on the station’s entrance will not begin this year. However, major construction work on the foundations of the elevated structure will be quite apparent. The area will be marked mainly by the underground presence of the Alice tunnel boring machine, which will soon begin its descent into the ground to drill the tunnel to the airport.  

Interior and exterior of the future Marie-Curie station

Features – Marie-Curie station 

  • Type of station: underground 
  • Equipment: bike racks, kiss-and-ride area, street bus stops 
  • Frequency: 10 minutes during peak hours, 15 minutes during off-peak hours and weekends  
  • 3 minutes from the airport 
  • 22 minutes from downtown 

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