Montreal breaks ground on REM automated metro

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 12 to mark the start of construction on Montreal’s Metropolitan Electric Network (REM), the new 67km automated light metro for the Canadian city.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of CDPQ Infra, which is developing and majority funding the $C 6.3bn ($US 5.01bn) project, and from the governments of Quebec and Canada, which are each providing $C 1.28bn, the City of Montreal, and the selected consortia. The new network will have 26 stations and is billed as the largest public transport project in Montreal for 50 years. Montreal breaks ground on REM automated metro



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