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The REM is coming to the North Shore and will replace the Deux-Montagnes line in the cities of Laval and Deux-Montagnes starting in 2024. Here is information to help you understand the REM worksites and stations in your area.

North Shore Sector

Île-Bigras, Sainte-Dorothée, Grand-Moulin and Deux-Montagnes Stations

You will recognize the REM stations by their materials of glass and wood, as well as the design patterns on the ground and on the stations’ outer envelope that evoke a sense of movement. All stations will also be equipped with elevators and guidance paths to ensure the network’s universal accessibility.

In the North Shore sector, the colour blue will be used in accent on the ceramic walls, floors and islets of biodiversity around the stations, in reference to the nearby Rivière-des-Prairies. 

See the REM color theme map.

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The the North Shore stations reveal themselves!

Get a preview of REM's arrival in your area. Access 3D renderings of future stations in the station fact sheets.

Work in progress

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

  • Doubling and rebuilding the entire railway line
  • Reconfiguring all level crossings
  • Rebuilding three railway bridges over the Rivière-des-Prairies and Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

On December 31st 2020, commuter train service on the old Deux-Montagnes line will cease for good. In 2021, major construction work will be launched in Laval and Deux-Montagnes. Stay informed by following our Works info bulletins.

The year 2021 also marks the start of construction of Grand-Moulin and Deux-Montagnes stations, while preparatory work continues in the vicinity of Île-Bigras and Sainte-Dorothée stations.

Works info

All obstructions
Road
In 2021, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Conversion of level crossings, Deux-Montagnes

Details
Road
Starting 2021, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Conversion of level crossings, Laval

Details

Public meetings

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

Work on the Deux-Montagnes line explained

The REM's work represent a major challenge. We present the work in progress and the long-terme work schedule.

FAQ

North shore

All stations of the current Deux-Montagnes line will be served by the REM. Édouard-Montpetit (blue line) and McGill (green line) stations are added to the existing line, favoring connection with the metro. Of course, the REM will also connect you to Montréal-Trudeau Airport, Technoparc Montréal, the South Shore and parts of the West Island.

No pedestrian traffic is planned for the Roger-Lemoine woodland nature reserve. Users will access the station by way of the existing streets.

New infrastructure will be built for the REM route and our teams are still analyzing whether the existing bridges will be dismantled or maintained, and what use will be made of them.

For the commissioning phase of the project, we intend to maintain current sound levels and will take the necessary steps to keep noise impact to a minimum during the operations.

NouvLR, the consortium in charge of REM construction, is currently taking sound measurements all along the network in order to refine the models. Now that the consortiums for the construction and the rolling stock have been selected, we know which type of vehicle will be used and have a better understanding of how sound will travel in the REM’s right of way. The models being developed will serve to determine the mitigation measures to be put in place.

When assessing the noise impact of the REM, we must bear in mind the following:

  • The REM is a light rail transit system (LRT), which makes REM trains quieter than conventional trains.
  • REM trains will run more frequently but will have much shorter train sets (numbers of cars), meaning that it will take less time for them to pass by the area.
  • REM train cars will have quieter braking systems.
  • Mascouche line trains (which are louder than REM trains) will no longer travel past Mont-Royal station.
  • REM cars will be modern and quieter.
  • Because of the new A40 station, REM cars will travel through the area at a slower speed.

It is important to note that with the REM, a number of sources of railway noise will be reduced, particularly noise resulting from engine propulsion, aeration/cooling fans and the rubbing and squealing of the wheels on the tracks. Other sources of noise will be eliminated entirely, including disc brake rubbing, whistling on arrival at the station, and grade crossing alarms.

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.

Click here to find notices addressed to the Ville de Laval.

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