Starting May 11, construction works for Montreal REM will resume after they were suspended due to coronavirus pandemic. The works have been stopped from March 24 to May 10th, 2020. The resumption will be gradual and will take place over the next days and weeks in the various sectors where the 67 km of REM route is deployed.
All measures to ensure workers’ health and safety will be implemented and rigorously enforced while NouvLR and GPMM management teams will systematically and regularly monitor the situation with the relevant authorities.
The planned works will continue to ensure the modernisation of the Deux-Montagnes line and the Mont-Royal tunnel.
The resumption of construction works for Montreal REM will require the complete closure of the section of the Deux Montagnes line between Du Ruisseau station and Central Station as of May 11 and will be carried out in coordination with Mobility Montréal for the implementation of mitigation measures.
As a result of the most recent directives from the Government of Quebec, all REM work sites remain inactive until restrictions are lifted.
This situation also applies to the closure of the Mont-Royal Tunnel, which was scheduled for March 30, 2020. The exo5 Mascouche and exo6 Deux-Montagnes train lines will continue to operate. Once the government’s directives are lifted, we will resume the scheduled work in coordination with our partners.
During this period, the design and engineering teams will be fully operational and continue to make progress while working remotely.
During 2019, 20 projects to build the Réseau express métropolitain, REM, were simultaneously performed in the metropolitan region, from Brossard to Saint-Eustache via Sainte-Catherine Street.
The Montreal REM project will create a 67-km LRT automated network served by 26 stations in Greater Montreal. The first trains are expected to start running in 2021 from the South Shore to Bonaventure-Central Station. The other branches of the network will be gradually put into service in 2022-2023.
The REM will provide fast transport services crossing the city’s centre to the Montréal-Trudeau Airport within 25 minutes.