REM building transferring ahead in Larger Montreal however issues stay

REM construction moving forward in Greater Montreal but problems remain

2021-06-04 06:28:01

Officers of the Réseau specific métropolitain (REM) are attempting to place a optimistic spin on the progress of the all-electric mild rail transit system for Larger Montreal.

Greater than 3,000 employees are on 30-plus work websites attempting to ship the community to the general public by the top of 2024.

Up to now, three of the 26 stations have been constructed and 13.7 km of 67 km of monitor have been laid down.

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“We’re all the time alternatives to boost the consumer expertise and the expertise of those that will dwell subsequent to those programs,” Harout Chitilian, vice-president of company affairs, growth and technique, stated at a press convention.

Officers predict the South Shore line linking Brossard with downtown Montreal to be completed and open to the general public by subsequent summer time.

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Exams on the rolling inventory have been performed in all climate situations, with the automated and driverless trains reaching speeds of 100 km/h.

Chitilian expects the trains on this line will finally carry 60,000 riders a day and finally the complete community will entice 180,000 riders a day.

“That’s what’s anticipated within the authentic ridership examine,” Jean-Marc Arbaud, the REM CEO stated on the press convention.

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However securing parking at two main stations within the West Island nonetheless hasn’t been completed.

There isn’t any reserved parking for automobiles on the Fairview-Pointe-Claire and Kirkland stations regardless of each cease being constructed instantly adjoining to main procuring malls.

“The service will probably be put in motion within the West Island in 2024, so we’ve got three years in entrance of us to handle the options and deal with them to the general public,” Chitilian stated.

Up to now, no work has begun on the longer term Trudeau Airport station and that line is the final hyperlink scheduled to be completed on the complete community, with a supply date on the finish of 2024.

The revised value of the undertaking is projected to be $6.9 billion, up from $5.5 billion in 2016.

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