Two new REM transmitters have been requested by the Municipal

Two new REM transmitters have been requested by the Municipal Council of the City of Montreal –

The Montreal City Council unanimously requested that CDPQ Infra, responsible for the REM, add two new stations in Montreal, in Griffintown and in Bridge-Bonaventure.

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These two neighborhoods south of downtown Montreal are in full development and have poor public transportation connections.

Elected representatives from Projet Montréal and Ensemble Montréal put aside their differences and passed the motion on Tuesday.


Photo agency QMI, JOEL LEMAY

In an interview on LCN, an independent consultant to the City of Montreal claims that residents of these neighborhoods deserve a train station.

Although the Griffintown station is scheduled to open in 2027, the opening of the Bridge-Bonaventure station near the Victoria Bridge has not been confirmed by CDPQ Infra.

“We absolutely have to ensure that there is a good public transport offer in order to attract investors,” emphasizes Craig Sauvé, city councilor in the southwest district.

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Several changes are planned in Bridge-Bonaventure since Ottawa announced the Bonaventure Expressway would be converted into an urban boulevard.

“It is important to ensure that there is not just one train station for 40,000 people between the two districts,” continues Mr. Sauvé.

*Watch the interview in the video above*