Réseau express métropolitain

Réseau express métropolitain

Propelling the REM, shaping the future.

A structuring transportation network

The Réseau express métropolitain (REM) will be the longest automated metro line in the world.

With its 67-km route and 26 stations, the light rail network will serve Greater Montréal. It will contribute to the region’s development and generate long-term returns for Quebecers.

Map of the REM route and stations

First branch commissioned on July 31

The South Shore branch, which now connects the Brossard station to Central Station in downtown Montréal, was the first to be commissioned.

The REM will ultimately connect downtown, the South Shore, the West Island, the North Shore and the airport.

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Electric and

18 minutes

Between the South Shore
and downtown Montréal

3 min 45 sec

Between  departures
during rush hour

When you take the REM, you help pay for your retirement.

Circular diagram showing the shared benefits of the REM Circular diagram showing the shared benefits of the REM

Substantial benefits

This major public transportation project will generate positive benefits for thousands of users, for the city and for Québec as a whole.

Photo of the REM crossing a bridge


  • Ease of travel
  • New connections and service areas
  • Increased use of public transit
  • Decrease in the social cost of motor vehicle use
Overhead photo of two REM cars crossing a bridge


  • GHG reduction
  • Decrease in the number of motor vehicles on roads
Photo two REM cars passing in front of downtown


  • Thousands of jobs created
  • Support for the development of electric transportation
  • Catalyst for economic and real estate development, with billions of dollars already invested

Behind the scenes at the REM

Photo of REM cars on the tracks in the winter


Join the Découverte team’s visit to the REM’s impressive construction sites in this two-episode report (in French only).

Image of the Prochaine station podcast

Prochaine station

Listen to the podcast series on OHdio (in French only), which takes listeners behind the scenes of the REM by chatting with the specialists who worked on the project.

Listen to the podcast