Video clips about the REM
The Réseau express métropolitain project officially launches
This is the REM, a new line that transports Greater Montréal. With a new identity, symbolized by the letter R, the REM is a reality and already moving forward. Replacing "electric" with "express," the Réseau électrique métropolitain is now the Réseau express métropolitain, with a distinct visual identity.
Three new stations downtowns
In November 2016, CDPQ Infra announced the construction of three new REM stations in downtown Montréal. The Bassin Peel, McGill and Édouard-Montpetit stations will significantly improve downtown Montréal service and further integrate the REM into the métro system through fluid and efficient connections to the Orange, Green and Blue lines.
What does the REM have in store for you?
The REM will change how people get around in the Greater Montréal area by providing a brand new public transit network. It will feature universal accessibility, frequent trains, stations in modern, light-filled buildings, Wi-Fi throughout the network, and more! Discover the REM experience and many of the features of this new automated light rail transit system.
Why was the LRT technology chosen for the REM?
A review of various forms of transportation shows that LRT (light rail transit) systems combine the most benefits, to efficiently meet the identified transportation needs. The LRT is a modern, fast and reliable form of transportation. It also provides great flexibility, particularly in terms of frequency, and adapts to local needs.
What are the features of the REM route?
The REM will be based on a major line running through the heart of Montréal, with four branch lines in the metropolitan area. Discover these four branches – Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Deux-Montagnes, the South Shore and the Airport – and learn more about how REM routes will be integrated into their urban environments. Since this video was first posted online, three new stations have been added to the REM network, for a total of 27 stations.
How does the CDPQ Infra model work?
The CDPQ Infra business model aims to foster effective execution of major public infrastructure projects. It allows CDPQ Infra to generate commercial returns while the government continues to be responsible for identifying proposed projects, determining the public interest to address, and approving the solution to implement on the basis of the options proposed by CDPQ Infra. Learn more about the model in this video.
Réseau express métropolitain
The Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project will link downtown Montréal, the South Shore, the West Island (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue), the North Shore (Deux-Montagnes) and the airport in a unified, fully automated, 67-km light rail system comprising 26 stations and operating 20 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Launched in July 2015, the model allows CDPQ Infra to act as the owner-operator of certain infrastructure projects while assuming responsibility for the planning and financing phases, execution and operation.
An exclusive subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, CDPQ Infra will generate commercial returns for la Caisse and its partners while limiting the financial impact of infrastructure projects on the government’s balance sheet.