Construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) is progressing in Mount Royal. The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is managing this project. Although the Town is not responsible for this project, the Mount Royal Town Council is representing residents’ interests.
- 1.8 km of open railway runs through TMR.
- Trains coming from Deux-Montagnes, the West Island and the airport as well as a Montréal-East rail connection will converge there before heading toward downtown Montréal.
- Substantial adjustments to the tunnel under Mount Royal are required. It is scheduled to reopen in 2023.
- More than 550 trains will pass through each day, every two minutes during rush hours and every five minutes outside of those periods, 20 hours per day, 7 days per week.
STATION SQUARE: A NEW PUBLIC SPACE IN THE HEART OF OUR TOWN
A public space will be created for the Mount Royal community in the downtown area, above the REM railway tracks between the Cornwall and Laird bridges.
In 2020, after an online vote that over 750 residents participated in, the name “Station Square” was selected with 51% of the votes. A public consultation was held in the summer of 2021 to gather residents' opinions on the use of this site. Based on their input, a new development plan is being prepared under the new Town Council’s guidance.
Station Square should be ready to welcome residents in the summer of 2022.
Because the railway tracks are surrounded by fences for safety reasons, the REM had to remove the Lazard/Jasper crossing.
Pedestrians and cyclists can now cross the train tracks downtown using the newly rebuilt Cornwall Bridge.
The crosswalks between Montgomery Avenue and Canora Road and between Russell Avenue and Dunkirk Road will remain accessible. Please note that reconstruction of the Russell-Dunkirk pedestrian bridge is scheduled for 2022.
MORE ABOUT THE REM
With 67 km of tracks and 27 stations, the ambitious REM electric train project will link various parts of the greater Montréal area, including the Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, and will connect with the Montréal metro network.
Neighbourhood Committee meetings are organized periodically with citizens from Mount Royal and Montréal’s Glenmount neighborhood as well as representatives from the REM, the Town of Mount Royal and the Ville de Montréal.
Learn more about the construction work and the REM in general: rem.info/en.
To find out about your transport options during the work: mobilitymontreal.gouv.qc.ca.