Réseau express métropolitain

The Réseau express métropolitain is the new automated electric light rail public transit system in the Greater Montreal area.

Covering 67 kilometres linking downtown Montreal, the South Shore, the North Shore, the West Island, and the airport, the REM will consist of 26 stations, including three intermodal stations connected with the Montreal metro system.

Follow the evolution of the project

REM map, integrated into the current network

Works in progress

Date Time Details
September 14 to 19 Day and night Drainage work on André Avenue, Dorval
September 2 to November 11 Day and night Construction of the REM’s elevated structure on the West Island
August 31, 2020 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Complete closure of the wesbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

September 1 to 3 Night only
Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Installation of the REM elevated structure over Des Sources Blvd., Pointe-Claire
August 29, 2020 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Complete closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard to Trans-Canada Highway service road and of service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

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August 28 to 29, 2020 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Complete closure of the eastbound access ramps of Saint-Jean Boulevard to Trans-Canada Highway service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

August 21 at 10 p.m. to August 24 at 5 a.m. Complete closure of Highway 40 West service road
August 13 to 14, 2020 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Complete closure of the wesbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

August 12, 2020 Midnight to 6 a.m. Complete closure of the wesbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

August 7 at 10 p.m. to August 8 at noon Complete closure of Highway 40 West service road
August 6 to 7 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard to Trans-Canada Highway service road and of service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

July 3121 at 10 p.m. to August 3 at 5 a.m. Complete closure of Highway 40 West service road
July 29 to 30, 2020 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard to Trans-Canada Highway service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

July 24 to 25, 2020 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. Complete closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard to Trans-Canada Highway service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

July 15 to 16, 2020 3 to 6 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard to Trans-Canada Highway service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

Starting June 16, 2020 REM crossing over Saint-Charles Boulevard, Kirkland
June 27, 2020 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard to Trans-Canada Highway service road at Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

June 26 to 29, 2020 Installation of elevated structure over André Avenue, Dorval
June 26, 2020 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Complete closure of the westbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Saint-Jean Boulevard and Charles E. Frosst Street, in Kirkland.
June 19 to 20, 2020 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Complete closure of the wesbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

May 29 to 31, 2020 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Complete closure of the wesbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

From spring 2020 Construction of the REM Fairview-Pointe-Claire Station
March 13 to 14 2020 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard to Trans-Canada Highway service road and of service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

March 16 to 20, 2020 Closure of one lane of the exit ramp from the eastbound Trans-Canada Highway service road towards Des Sources Boulevard south.

Closure of one lane of Des Sources Boulevard south in the Trans-Canada Highway area.

March 1 to 2, 2020 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

February 28 to 29, 2020 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound and eastbound Trans-Canada Highway service roads between Selkirk and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

As of February 25, 2020 Preparatory work consisting of tree cutting will be carried out to make way for the future Des Sources station.

Mitigation measures

  • The work will be carried out outside the nesting period (March 31 to August 15) to limit impacts on birds, their nests and eggs.
  • These activities will be overseen by environmental experts.
  • At-risk plant species and trees will be relocated as required.
  • Through a reforestation program, the same number of trees that were cut in temporary construction zones will be replanted, and an additional 10% will be planted in the municipal territory or borough where the trees were cut to make way for the project.
  • In addition, a total of 250,000 trees will be planted to offset the GHG emissions produced during the construction phase.

Works info

February 21 to 22, 2020 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound and eastbound Trans-Canada Highway service roads between Selkirk and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

February 14 to 15, 2020 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound and eastbound Trans-Canada Highway service roads between Selkirk and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

February 12 to 13, 2020 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

February 7 to April 30, 2020 Closure of one lane of the westbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Ellingham Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard for the construction of pillars.
January 20 to 30, 2020 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

Decmeber 17, 2019 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound Trans-Canada Highway service road between Selkirk Avenue and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Closure of the westbound access ramp of Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

December 6 to 20, 2019 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closure of one lane of the exit ramp from the eastbound Trans-Canada Highway service road towards Des Sources Boulevard south.

Closure of one lane of Des Sources Boulevard south in the Trans-Canada Highway area.

November 14 to 15, 2019 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Complete closure of the westbound Trans-Canada Highway service road in the Saint-Jean Boulevard area.

Closure of the westbound access and exit ramps of Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Detours will be available.

Two stations in Pointe-Claire

  • Pointe-Claire Station
    Near Saint-Jean Boulevard, west of Fairview Avenue and north of Highway 40
  • Des Sources Station
    West of Des Sources Boulevard and south of Highway 40

Transformation of the City Centre

The two REM stations in Pointe-Claire will help transform our City Centre while respecting sustainable development focused on active public transportation, as well as mixed uses (residential, commercial, business, or industrial).

Residential complexes that will be developed in these areas will meet new housing needs for young people, families, and seniors while increasing the number of local shops, businesses and workplaces.

The City must work in conjunction with the Agence régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM)the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), and the Agglomeration of Montreal in order to ensure that developments in terms of urban planning, roads, and active public transit give everyone easy, safe, and harmonious access to both new stations.

Transportation dues

The REM will be financed in part by new transportation dues imposed by the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) within a radius of one kilometre around the two stations planned in the City of Pointe-Claire.

The transportation dues are collected when the City issues a permit and are given entirely to the CDPQ, which is promoting the REM. The financing target is $600M or 50 years.

Dues have been payable since May 1, 2018, when a permit is issued.

Any building located entirely or partially within the zone with a radius of one kilometre is subject to transportation dues.

Projects affected:

  • Those where the value of work exceeds $756,150 (indexed annually)
  • With a floor area of 186 m² and over (2,002 sq. ft. and over)

Type of projects:

  • Construction of a building;
  • Reconstruction of a building;
  • Increase in floor area of a building;
  • Redevelopment of a building including a change of use, even partial.

Exempted owners:

  • Public organizations
  • Childcare centres
  • Non-profit organizations or solidarity cooperatives
  • Crown agents
  • Community action organizations funded by the Crown
  • Any other person appointed by the government

Rate of dues:

$107.64/m² or $10/sq. ft. X Floor area of the affected work

The rate of dues is progressive and indexed annually:

  • May 1, 2018: 50%
  • January 1, 2019: 65%
  • January 1, 2020: 80%
  • January 1, 2021: 100%

Areas subject to transportation dues

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