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Here's Everything You Need To Know About The REM Extension In Montreal

On December 15, the City of Montreal, the Government of Quebec, the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) and CDPQ Infra announced a major transit project called the REM de l'Est.

The project, a major public transit extension into Montreal's east end, will consist of 32 kilometres of automated light-rail lines and 23 stations serving an estimated 133,000 people a day. 

Along with the ongoing construction of the REM network in Montreal, the REM de l'Est is one of the most extensive transit projects ever in the city, together creating one of the largest automated light-rail networks in the world.  

Here's everything you need to know about the REM de l'Est. 

The proposed 23 stations will be strategically located to service some of the most public transit-dry neighbourhoods in Montreal, including Saint-Léonard, Montréal-Nord, and Pointe-Aux-Trembles. 

The potential branch along rue Notre-Dame Est, for instance, will service the low-lying areas of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and offer stunning views of the river. 

Further north, the most residential sectors of Saint-Léo and Montréal-Nord will finally have access to a rail network that will offer an unhindered route to downtown Montreal in 30 minutes or less.

Students at the far-flung Cégep Marie-Victorin will also benefit from a terminus near the school in the initial plan.

Finally, people working in the huge industrial sector of Pointe-Aux-Trembles won't have to be stuck in traffic anymore, as a REM train will pass every four minutes or so during rush hour.