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The REM will serve four stations in the North Shore sector, which includes the cities of Laval and Deux-Montagnes. The REM’s route will be built in the existing right-of-way of the former Deux-Montagnes commuter train.

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Stations in the sector

Deux-Montagnes station. Deux-Montagnes station is the REM’s terminal station on the North Shore. This station underwent unique landscaping treatment to enhance the surrounding natural environments, including the Roger-Lemoine woodland. It’s also equipped with a park-and-ride lot and five bus platforms to serve neighbouring municipalities on the North Shore. Image for information purposes only.
Deux-Montagnes station. Deux-Montagnes station is the REM’s terminal station on the North Shore. This station underwent unique landscaping treatment to enhance the surrounding natural environments, including the Roger-Lemoine woodland. It’s also equipped with a park-and-ride lot and five bus platforms to serve neighbouring municipalities on the North Shore. Image for information purposes only.
Grand-Moulin station. The Grand-Moulin station is located at the corner of 9th Avenue and Du Lac Boulevard in Deux-Montagnes. The station is accessible via Du Lac Boulevard and from the park-and-ride lots. A pedestrian walkway is being built under the new Boulevard du Lac overpass to provide easy access to the station. Image for information purposes only.
Grand-Moulin station. The Grand-Moulin station is located at the corner of 9th Avenue and Du Lac Boulevard in Deux-Montagnes. The station is accessible via Du Lac Boulevard and from the park-and-ride lots. A pedestrian walkway is being built under the new Boulevard du Lac overpass to provide easy access to the station. Image for information purposes only.
Sainte-Dorothée station. Sainte-Dorothée station is located in Laval, in the same location as the existing exo train station. It is characterized in particular by a plant embankment. Des Bois Avenue has been redeveloped to run under the REM tracks and connect to Chemin du Bord-de-l’Eau, while Graveline Street and Terrasse de Fontenelle have been transformed into a dead-end street. Chemin-de-Fer Street has also been moved north. Image for information purposes only.
Sainte-Dorothée station. Sainte-Dorothée station is located in Laval, in the same location as the existing exo train station. It is characterized in particular by a plant embankment. Des Bois Avenue has been redeveloped to run under the REM tracks and connect to Chemin du Bord-de-l’Eau, while Graveline Street and Terrasse de Fontenelle have been transformed into a dead-end street. Chemin-de-Fer Street has also been moved north. Image for information purposes only.
Île-Bigras station. Île-Bigras station serves Îles-Laval and is located on the same site as the train station with the same name. The station is raised by retaining walls lined with vegetation to promote its harmonious integration into its environment. In addition, a new road link adjacent to the station will allow free movement under the REM tracks. Image for information purposes only.
Île-Bigras station. Île-Bigras station serves Îles-Laval and is located on the same site as the train station with the same name. The station is raised by retaining walls lined with vegetation to promote its harmonious integration into its environment. In addition, a new road link adjacent to the station will allow free movement under the REM tracks. Image for information purposes only.
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Work

Ongoing and upcoming work 

On the North Shore, the REM route fits into the existing right-of-way of the former commuter train. Work is needed to transform the Deux-Montagnes line into an automated light rail system: 
 

  • Doubling and reconstructing the entire railway line 
  • Reconfiguring all level crossings 
  • Reconstructing the three railway bridges over the Rivière des Prairies and the Rivière des Mille-Îles 
  • Building the four REM stations 

 
On December 31, 2020, commuter train service on the old Deux-Montagnes line ceased for good. Starting in January 2021, major construction work was launched in Laval and Deux-Montagnes.  
Stay informed by following our work info bulletins! 

 

Commissioning timeline in the sector 

  • North Shore segment: fall 2024  

Public meetings

Visit our Events page to access summaries of the past meetings.

FAQ

North shore

The REM tracks are elevated in places, especially to travel over the old level crossings, all of which are to be eliminated. The elevations are gradual in order to respect the maximum slopes. The elevated tracks are supported by sloping embankments or walls. The choice of using walls is always a last resort, when there is not enough space for embankments. The maps below show the location of vegetated slopes and walls in Laval and Deux-Montagnes. 

Îles-Laval :

Sainte-Dorothée :

Laval-sur-le-Lac : 

Grand-Moulin : 

Deux-Montagnes : 

 

Permanent noise barriers are installed where significant impacts have been identified by sound modelling, according to the criteria of the Ministère des Transports’ road noise policy. Noise barriers will mitigate these significant impacts. In addition, a noise monitoring program for the REM in operation will verify the performance of the noise barriers. 

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All REM stations are designed according to the same architectural principles and the Île-Bigras station is no exception. The Île-Bigras station is located in the middle of the tracks because of the sector’s constraints, notably the available space and the alignment of the REM tracks with the railway bridges. The design of the station in the centre of the tracks also minimizes its impact as the station is smaller than a side-platform station. In addition, the walls around the Île-Bigras station will be lined with small plants. 

The entrance to the golf course on Les Cèdres Street will be preserved in its current location. The REM tracks will be elevated to run over the golf course entrance. The elevation of the tracks will be gradual and will extend for approximately 290 metres on either side of Les Cèdres Street, in order to respect the maximum slopes. The majority of this elevated structure will be composed of a vegetated embankment to mitigate its presence in the Laval-sur-le-Lac landscape. 

The Roger-Lemoine woodland is not affected by the REM work. The infrastructure has been designed to protect this natural environment. Opposite the marsh, a wall is planned to support the REM tracks, which will protect the marsh by avoiding encroachment.

For more information about the REM, read our FAQ. If you have a specific question about the REM construction in your area, email or call us.

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