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New Details are Available about Future REM Stations in Pierrefonds!

The Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) has recently announced more information about the two stations expected to-be-built in Pierrefonds that will serve Montreal’s new light rail network.


These two train stations, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Sunnybrooke, were previously used on Exo’s Deux-Montagnes train line until it was closed starting January 1st, 2021, due to REM construction. These stations are now undergoing construction to be able to serve the REM light rail network.



Many West Islanders are questioning, what will change about these stations when they re-open, and transit service resumes?


The REM has now provided us with some answers!


Pierrefonds-Roxboro Station


This station will be elevated and accessible from 11th Avenue via a pedestrian corridor.


Development

  • Start of construction: 2021

  • Height of the station building: 14.8 m from street level

  • Length of each platform: 80 m

  • Planned public square

  • Landscaping around the station

Services

  • Universal accessibility to the stations’ platforms via elevators

  • Bicycles: 80 spaces, 40 of which are covered

  • Bicycle access: On-street bike paths near Pierrefonds-Roxboro station, on 11th Avenue, 8th Street, and Belvédère Street. Bicycle access is available from 11th Avenue and Gouin Boulevard West to the station.

  • Buses: 5 platforms and stops on nearby streets

  • Kiss-and-ride, paratransit, and taxi spaces

  • Park-and-ride: similar number as today (approximately 860 spaces), including 8 universal access spaces, 75 reserved spaces for carpooling, and 15 parking spaces with electric car charging stations.

Frequency once the network is fully-commissioned

  • Peak hours: 5 minutes

  • Off-peak hours: 15 minutes

Travel times

  • Brossard: 41 minutes

  • Central Station: 24 minutes

  • McGill: 22 minutes

  • Édouard-Montpetit: 19 minutes

  • Bois-Franc: 7 minutes

  • YUL-Aéroport-Montréal-Trudeau: 26 minutes

  • Anse-à-l’Orme: 34 minutes

  • Deux-Montagnes: 10 minutes


Sunnybrooke Station


This station will be elevated, located east of Sunnybrooke Boulevard and adjacent to a new overpass above the boulevard.


Development

  • Start of construction: 2021

  • Height of the station: 14.8 m from street level

  • Length of each platform: 80 m

  • Landscaping around the station

Services

  • Universal accessibility to the stations’ platforms via elevators

  • Bicycles: 40 spaces, 20 of which are covered

  • Bicycle access: Near the station, there is an existing bike path on Cérès Street and Lucerne Street

  • Buses: Stops on nearby streets

  • Kiss-and-ride, paratransit, and taxi spaces

  • Park-and-ride: similar number as today (approximately 505 spaces) including 9 universal access spaces, 51 spaces reserved for carpooling, and 10 parking spaces with electric car charging stations.

Frequency once the network is fully-commissioned

  • Peak hours: 5 minutes

  • Off-peak hours: 15 minutes

Travel times

  • Brossard: 38 minutes

  • Central Station: 21 minutes

  • McGill: 20 minutes

  • Édouard-Montpetit: 17 minutes

  • Bois-Franc: 5 minutes

  • YUL-Aéroport-Montréal-Trudeau: 24 minutes

  • Anse-à-l’Orme: 32 minutes

  • Deux-Montagnes: 12 minutes


The first REM car driving tests have been performed on the South Shore of Montreal!