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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.

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

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