As the city of Montreal plans to add 20,000 residents to its Bridge-Bonaventure area with construction starting next year, Griffintown city councillors have spoken up.
According to councillors Craig Sauvé (Sud-Ouest) and Serge Sasseville (Ville-Marie), the success on this soon-to-be very busy section will rely on good public transit. That is why, in light of new development to come in the area, the councillors have asked that a 2nd REM station be built in Griffintown. This is, in addition to the already planned station to be built on Robert Bourassa Boulevard, near William Boulevard.
Source: REM press kit
"People in the south and east of the Pointe are also thirsty for high-frequency public transport in their area," said Craig Sauve in an interview with CTV News. "The REM is already going over the heads of the population of Pointe Saint-Charles and Griffintown, so it's time for the people of these neighbourhoods to get on board."
Both councillors have urged the city to build this new station, near Bridge Street, in Monday's city council meeting. Follwing this meeting, "the motion that I proposed with serge was unanimously adopted by the Montreal city council," announced councillor Sauvé on his X account.
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