Montreal is currently developing what will become North America’s second-largest public transit network. Montreal’s réseau express métropolitain (REM) is slowly making progress as seen in a recently published it's new photos on @rem_metro Instagram page.
The REM is a major public transit project set to help travelling across the Greater Montreal region easier for Quebecers. From Deux-Montagnes, to the airport, to three connected metro stations and more, the new automated light rail network will help minimize car traffic and play a part in saving the environment as it is 100% electric and automated.
Imagine getting downtown from Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in only 20 minutes time?! Mind blowing.
The REM will be interconnected with Montreal’s metro network and will connect 26 stations across the island. The $6.9-billion project, the largest development ever undertaken by Quebec.
Here is how stations will be divided:
Canora (Cote des Neiges)
Bonaventure Central Station
Ile des Soeurs
Grand Moulin (Deux-Montagnes)
Sainte Anne de Bellevue
Des Sources (Pointe-Claire)
Du Ruisseau (Cartierville)
Du Quartier (Quartier DIX30)
Given their set timeline is fastly approaching, 2022 will be a crucial year for REM workers as they quickly try to complete construction linking Brossard to downtown. With 23 stations currently under construction, and 3 nearing completion, they are slowly moving towards completing Rive-Sud’s branch.
With 26 stations and 67km of tracks to be built throughout the region, the first brand of the light rail is planned to open by 2023-2024.