Benefits of the REM de l'Est
The REM de l’Est extension aligns with the economic recovery of Québec and Montréal. This major project will generate significant economic and environmental benefits.
jobs during construction
for Québec’s GDP during construction
million sq. ft. of vacant land conducive to development along the Saint-Lawrence River
Acts as a catalyst for the development of the East end of Montréal by improving user mobility.
Aligns with the economic development plans and recharacterization strategies of both the Gouvernement du Québec and Ville de Montréal.
Serves to connect business, employment, health, education and recreation hubs.
Ease of access to commercial arteries in eastern and northeastern Montréal.
Reduces travel time for commuters.
Encourages modal transfer from solo driving to public transit through departure frequency, speed and reliability:
fewer tonnes of GHGs per year
million vehicle-km eliminated (by 2044)
Heat islands reduced and air quality improved.
Reduced noise and atmospheric pollution associated with traffic congestion.
Aligns with the government's strategy to electrify transport.
Acts as an important vector for rehabilitating contaminated brownfields in the East end of Montréal.
Connects parks and green spaces.