Stations in this sector
Construction of the Sunnybrooke and Pierrefonds-Roxboro stations began in February and will continue through 2021, while the foundations for the first pillars of the elevated portion of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro route are being drilled this spring. At the same time, the railway tracks will be doubled and completely rebuilt for the REM.
On the Anse-à-l'Orme Branch side, the REM route first runs through the old Doney Branch and then crosses Highway 40 to run alongside the westbound lanes. Launching gantries Anne and Marie continue to progress, gradually building the elevated structure that is now quite prominent on the landscape.
Construction of the Fairview-Pointe-Claire and Anse-à-l’Orme stations will continue in 2021. This year will also feature the start of foundation construction for the other two stations on this branch: Des Sources and Kirkland.
In the Technoparc sector, construction of the elevated structure along Alfred-Nobel Boulevard is under way.
In addition, drilling of the tunnel that will connect Marie-Curie and YUL-Aéroport-Montréal-Trudeau stations began in October 2020. The 3.5-km-long and over 30-metre-deep tunnel is being drilled using an impressive tunnel boring machine nicknamed Alice, which is equipped to dig through rock and assemble the tunnel almost simultaneously.
Commissioning schedule in this sector
- West Island segment: Spring 2024
- Airport segment: End of 2024
COVID-19 and the safety of the Mount Royal Tunnel: what to know about the updated REM schedule in relation to the exceptional events of 2020Published on November 11, 2020
What will the REM’s elevated stations look like? Find out through a 3D video of the future Fairview–Pointe-Claire stationPublished on October 29, 2020
The REM will run in part on existing rail corridors. To ensure safety on this high frequency network, there will be no grade crossings. In Pierrefonds-Roxboro, the grade crossings on Alexander Street and Sunnybrooke Boulevard will be transformed into railway overpasses. The grade crossings at 11th Avenue, Gouin Boulevard West and Des Sources Boulevard will be eliminated with the construction of a 1.6-kilometre elevated structure.
Map of elevated railways – Sunnybrooke sector
Map of elevated railways – Pierrefonds-Roxboro sector
The Des Sources and Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue stations will feature parking lots to facilitate access for drivers. Discussions are under way with various partners to determine the number of spaces that will be available at the Fairview-Pointe-Claire and Kirkland stations. At the Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Sunnybrooke stations, REM users can park in the existing parking spaces for the Deux-Montagnes line.
We also intend to focus on a sustainable solution of active and public transit. Bus networks in various South Shore municipalities will be revised to optimize feeder service to REM’s stations. The buses will stop near the station to ensure quick and efficient transfers to REM's metro cars. This collaboration with transit companies will continue throughout the project to ensure optimal feeder service as soon as the REM is put into service.
The route from the West Island to downtown and the South Shore is a direct line, with no transfers.
For your return from downtown, cars running in all three directions (Anse-à-l'Orme, Deux-Montagnes and YUL-Montreal-Trudeau Airport) will alternate. The direction will be indicated on each car.
At this point, if you need to go to another branch, you can transfer quickly at the Bois-Franc Station. The REM will run at high frequency, so you won't have to wait long at the Bois-Franc station for your connection to the airport.
Some examples of routes that will require a transfer:
- Kirkland > Bois-Franc (14 minutes)
- Bois-Franc > Montréal-Trudeau Airport (9 minutes)
- Anse-à-l'Orme > Bois-Franc (18 minutes)
- Bois-Franc > Deux-Montagnes (17 minutes)
There are no plans to build a pedestrian bridge over Highway 40 as part of the REM project. The various municipalities are responsible for urban development around the stations.
Architectural renders of the stations are presented in our Photos and videos section.
Environmental, technical and financial studies are available in our Documentation section.