12x12 close outline12x12 edit12x12 headphones12x12 headphones outline12x12 pause outline12x12 pause12x12 play outline12x12 play12x12 stop12x12 stop outline12x12 envelope outline12x12 video outline12x12 download outline12x12 share outline12x12 share12x12 caret up outline12x12 caret right outline12x12 caret left outline12x12 caret down outline16x16 arrow right16x16 arrow left16x16 back to top16x16 caret up16x16 caret right16x16 caret left16x16 caret down16x16 check16x16 clock16x16 download16x16 envelope16x16 heart16x16 headphones16x16 info16x16 map pointer16x16 music16x16 pause16x16 phone16x16 photo16x16 play16x16 print16x16 search16x16 stop16x16 share16x16 warning16x16 talk16x16 user16x16 overflow horizontal16x16 overflow vertical16x16 microphone16x16 arrow left outline16x16 arrow right outline16x16 caret down outline16x16 caret top outline16x16 caret left outline16x16 caret right outline16x16 calendar outline16x16 headphones outline16x16 info outline16x16 pause outline16x16 play outline16x16 stop outline16x16 user outline16x16 warning outline16x16 apple16x16 facebook16x16 google16x16 instagram16x16 rss16x16 twitter16x16 youtube16x16 maboutiqueradio16x16 cart16x16 thumbs down16x16 thumbs up16x16 volume down16x16 mute16x16 volume up16x16 close16x16 spotify12x12 arrow left outline12x12 arrow right outline16x16 link12x12 photo outline16x16 google podcasts16x16 apple podcasts
  • Home
  • Montreal's REM just revealed the name of the final station and some folks are not happy

Montreal's REM just revealed the name of the final station and some folks are not happy

Montreal's REM just revealed the name of the final station and some folks are not happyWarchi / E+ / Getty Images

The city of Montreal announced the new name for the REM station situated in Griffintown and the Montreal Irish community is disappointed.

Despite calls to name the forthcoming REM light rail station after its historic Irish community, Montreal's new light-rail system revealed the station will instead be named after former Quebec premier Bernard Landry.

Plante had originally announced last fall that the REM station would recognize Landry's important contributions to the development of the downtown area.

"As the link between two districts that have seen phenomenal development in the last few years, the Griffintown – Bernard-Landry station will provide essential structured transportation for the sector," Mayor Valére Plante said.

"This station is also a tribute to the tremendous contribution made by Bernard Landry to our city's development, as it is located adjacent to the Cité du Multimédia, which has become a symbol of our former Premier's bold economic vision, the impact of which lives on today," she continued.

Plante acknowledged that not everyone in the Irish community would be pleased with the announcement and that they were not.

"It’s totally unacceptable to us. It demonstrates a lack of history of Montreal and a certain level of arrogance on behalf of the mayor of Montreal,” said Fergus Keyes of the Montreal Irish Memorial Park Foundation.


Despite the current Covid-19 health crisis, work on the Réseau express métropolitain is quickly evolving. The new station will be built between rues Ottawa and William, around Griffintown and the Cité Multimédia which is less than a few minutes away from New City Gas, ÉTS, the Lachine Canal, and rue de la Commune in Old Montreal.

"Operating at a frequency of every 2.5 minutes, 20 hours per day, 7 days per week, the REM will breathe new life into the neighbourhood," the company said in a statement.

As it stands, all 26 stations in the network that will connect the South and North Shores, downtown, West Island, and Montreal-Trudeau Airport now have official names.



Live from 12:00 AM to 05:30
Votre version d'internet explorer est trop basse. Utilisez au moins la version 11 ou un navigateur récent comme Google Chrome.