Here's what the $6B REM light-rail network will look like across Montreal (RENDERINGS)

May 18 2022, 5:17 pm

Montreal is currently developing what will become North America’s second-largest public transit network.

The city’s new electronic transit system, the RĂ©seau Ă©lectrique mĂ©tropolitain (REM), will be interconnected with Montreal’s metro network and will connect 26 stations across the island, offering new routes all across the metropolitan area and suburbs.

Scheduled to open in parts throughout 2023 and 2024, the 67-kilometre light-rail network will link the West Island with downtown, the South Shore, North Shore, and Trudeau International Airport.

The $6.9-billion project, the largest development ever undertaken by Quebec, will replace the Deux-Montagnes line and add a route along the Trans-Canada highway to the West Island.

REM.info

The network is expected to run 20 hours a day, seven days a week. It will become the fourth-largest automated transportation system in the world, according to the REM, trailing only Singapore (82 km), Dubai (80 km), and Vancouver (68 km).

Here is how the 26 REM stations will be divided, across the Montreal metro area.

Central

  • Mont Royal
  • Canora (Cote des Neiges)
  • McGill
  • Bonaventure Central Station
  • Bassin Peel
  • Ile des Soeurs

West Island

  • Deux Montagnes
  • Grand Moulin (Deux-Montagnes)
  • Sainte-DorothĂ©e
  • ĂŽle Bigras
  • Pierrefonds-Roxboro
  • Sunnybrooke
  • Sainte Anne de Bellevue
  • Kirkland
  • Pointe Claire
  • Des Sources (Pointe-Claire)
  • Technoparc Montreal
  • Montreal-Trudeau Airport
  • Bois Franc
  • Du Ruisseau (Cartierville)
  • Montpellier

South Shore

  • Panama (Longueuil)
  • Du Quartier (Quartier DIX30)
  • Rive-Sud

North Shore

  • Blainville St-Jerome

Even though the massive transit project has certainly had its fair share of headaches — like changing infrastructure promoters — REM image renderings do an intriguing job of showing the massive scope behind the entire project.

From stations to infrastructure and rail cars, here is how the REM expects the network will look, once fully completed.

Bridge between ĂŽle-des-SĹ“urs and the south of Montreal (REM.info)

Anse-Ă -l’Orme Station (REM.info)

Bridge betttween ĂŽle-des-SĹ“urs and the south of Montreal, at night (REM.info)

Exterior of the CĂ´te-de-Liesse station (REM.info)

Gare Central (REM.info)

Panama Station (REM.info)

Highway 40 (REM.info)

Exterior of the Bois-Franc station (REM.info)

Interior of the Bois-Franc station (REM.info)

Canora Station (REM.info)

Canora Station (REM.info)

Des Sources Station (REM.info)

Deux-Montagnes station (REM.info)

Deux-Montagnes station (REM.info)

Sainte-Dorothée station (REM.info)

Du Ruisseau Station, interior (REM.info)

Du Ruisseau Station, interior (REM.info)

Du Ruisseau Station, exterior (REM.info)

Du Ruisseau Station, exterior (REM.info)

Grand-Moulin station (REM.info)

ĂŽle-Bigras station (REM.info)

Marie-Curie Station, interior (REM.info)

Marie-Curie Station, interior (REM.info)

McGill Station (REM.info)

Panama Station (REM.info)

Panama Station (REM.info)

Pierrefonds-Roxboro station (REM.info)

Sunnybrooke Station (REM.info)

Exterior of the Ville-de-Mont-Royal station (REM.info)

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