Réseau express métropolitain

Rank 2024


Image Credit: REM/NouvLR, Thierry DuBois

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $8 billion

Funding Source: Public/Private

Federal Funding: $1.28 billion (through the Canada Infrastructure Bank)

Provincial Funding: $1.283 billion (Government of Quebec); $512 million (ARTM); $295 million (Hydro-Quebec)

Private Funding: $4.58 billion

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Montreal

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The Réseau express metropolitain (REM) will be a new integrated network linking downtown Montreal, South Shore, West Island, North Shore, and the airport. Once completed, the 67-km line will be one of the longest automated metro lines in the world. The REM opened its first segment on July 31, 2023, with five new stations

spread over 17 kilometres. Since its opening, over a million people have already used the service, which has maintained a 99 per cent reliability rate in recent weeks. Construction continues on the remaining antennas, with a completion rate of 85 per cent. Testing will begin in these areas in spring 2024. 

Project Owner: CDPQ Infra

Engineer: CIMA+; Hatch; EXP; Parsons (consulting)

Project/Construction Manager: • EPC contract: Groupe NouvLR— AtkinsRéalis Grands Projets Inc.; Dragados Canada Inc.; Groupe Aecon Québec Ltée; Pomerleau Inc.; EBC Inc. • RSSOM Contract: Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais—Alstom Transport Canada Inc.; AtkinsRéalis O&M Inc. • Conception: AtkinsRéalis; AECOM (engineer-design/EPC Team)

Other Key Players: Hanscomb (advisory service s for design, engineering, and costing); EXP (feasibility and diligence studies); WSP (geotechnical); Aon (risk advisor); GHD (geotechnical/testing); INTECH Risk Management; Deloitte (due diligence advisor); Englobe; Canam Group; Jacobs (independent certifier); Turner & Townsend (cost/schedule management); Arium Design (wayfinding consultant); HKA (management consultant); Egis

Architect Names: Design: Lemay; Bisson Fortin; Perkins+Will; Provencher Roy

Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright (advising CDPQ Infra); Lavery de Billy (advising CDPQ Infra); Borden Ladner Gervais (advised NouvLR); Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (advised PMM); Stein Monast (advised the Quebec Government); Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (advisor for ARTM); Dentons

Road or Transit Length (km): 67

Financing Detail: There are five funding partners involved with the project: CDPQ Infra - $4.58 billion Government of Quebec - $1.28 billion Government of Canada (through the Canada Infrastructure Bank) - $1.28 billion Hydro Quebec - $295 million ARTM - $512 million

2023 Rank: 10

2022 Rank: 11

2021 Rank: 11

2020 Rank: 10

2019 Rank: 8

2018 Rank: 8

2017 Rank: 8