REM connection to Montreal’s east finish proposed, and it will price about $10 billion


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Whereas a lot of the tracks and even the stations might be constructed on elevated buildings, about seven kilometres of the community could be underground, beneath Lacordaire Blvd.

Among the stations on the proposed Marie-Victorin department are Assomption (connecting to the métro’s Inexperienced Line), Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital, Lacordaire (connecting with the proposed Blue Line of the métro) and St-Léonard. The Pointe-aux-Trembles department would serve Honoré-Beaugrand (connecting to the eastern-most level of the métro’s Inexperienced Line), Contrecoeur, St-Jean-Baptiste, Tricentaire and Rousselière.

If realized, this is able to be the second main light-rail community owned and operated by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. CDPQ Infra, the fund’s infrastructure arm, is within the means of constructing a light-rail community connecting the West Island, the North Shore and the South Shore to Central Station and to Montreal’s Trudeau community. Building of that community has already been delayed and its prices have ballooned from its first estimates of $5.5 billion to almost $7 billion.

CDPQ Infra president and CEO Jean-Marc Arbaud mentioned if accepted, building on the community may start as early as 2023 and will start operations in 2029.

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