REM station at YUL – ADM Aéroports de Montréal today held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially launch construction of the future Réseau express métropolitain (REM) station at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. The first REM metro car will enter the station in 2023.
The construction of the REM station is part of a much larger project, the cityside development program, which will include rebuilding the multi-level parking complex and the drop-off/pick-up zones at YUL, access infrastructures that are at the end of their useful life and at full capacity. A new space, YULtransit, will also be built underground where modes of public transport will converge.
REM is a new milestone for Montréal-Trudeau Airport
Representing an investment of more than $2.5 billion from ADM, this program is one of the largest private infrastructure projects in Québec and marks a new milestone in the history of Montréal-Trudeau Airport.
To support execution of the work, ADM has awarded the project management contract to a consortium composed of firms with specialized expertise: Pomerleau, SNC-Lavalin and Kiewit (PSK Construction). As partners of the program, they will be mandated to identify opportunities for optimizing the schedule and phasing of the work while ensuring that impacts on passenger service are minimized.
REM station at YUL Highlights
- The construction of the REM station will be completed in 2023;
- The REM will transport users from downtown to the airport in around 20 minutes;
- ADM will assume the $250 million investment related to the construction of the REM station;
- The installation of technical equipment (platform screen doors, rails, electric power supply, communication and control systems, etc.) will be carried out as part of the REM project;
- Excavation to build the station will be at a depth of 35 meters under the multi-level parking complex;
- The capacity of the new YUL drop-off/pick-up zones will be tripled;
- The multi-level parking complex will be completely covered by a green roof with solar panels;
- Depending on current needs, sufficient spaces will be reserved for electric vehicles at the front-end of the new multi-level parking complex as soon as it opens;
- The project will be built in keeping with sustainable building standards with the goal of obtaining Envision certification.