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Infographic: Public transit, past and present

Infographic: Public transit, past and present

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The REM’s route follows part of the original metro route presented by Jean Drapeau in 1961. His vision of a metro running under Mount Royal will finally come true!

At the time, three metro lines were planned: orange, green… and red that was supposed to run under Mount Royal. Known as line 3, this metro line would have linked Cartierville and Montréal-Nord to downtown. The project was abandoned in 1971 when the blue line became a priority. More than 50 years later, the REM will finally go under the mountain and connect the Édouard-Montpetit sector to McGill in 2022.

Discover how the REM fits into the timeline with this infographic of Montréal public transit milestones.

Infographic public transit history Montreal

You can also view episode 3 of our “Destination REM” documentary series on the origins of the REM project.