West Island waiting on REM project

While the project to construct a Montreal regional electric train network breaks ground this April, the timetable for the opening of the stations along the West Island branch remains up in the air for now.

The first Réseau express métropolitain riders are expected to begin boarding in the summer of 2021, and all four branches on the 67-kilometre network — which will connect the West Island, downtown Montreal, North Shore and the South Shore — are expected to open within a year after the initial one.

The opening date was announced last week by CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which is spearheading the $6.3-million project with financial backing from Ottawa and Quebec. 

“The two selected consortia for the REM construction will harmonize their respective proposals in the next few months to finalize the details of the schedule,” CDPQ spokesman…

Original published: 2018-02-13 18:09:53 Read the full Montreal News here

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