Studies, initiatives et improvments
CDPQ Infra has carried out several environmental inventories and studies to understand and measure the impact of the REM project on the environment. Find reports of these studies below, in the Documents section.
Improvements to the project
Summer 2016 – First series of project improvements: acquisition of the aerial structure leading to Central Station, change in the route in the Technoparc Montréal sector, relocation of the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue station facilities, eliminating impacts on wetlands, heritage properties and more. Consult the technical fact sheets on this topic (August 24, 2016)
Fall 2016 – Second series of project improvements: three new stations downtown, including two new connections to the Montreal metro. For more information (November 25, 2016)
Spring 2017 – Third series of project improvements: development of wildlife areas, commitments to preserve natural environments and more. Consult the presentation on this topic (March 21, 2017)
Once in service, REM will contribute to decreasing 680,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHGs) over twenty-five years of operation. Consult our recent study on GHG emissions (french only).
Planting of trees
Through a voluntary partnership with Jour de la Terre and the 375000arbres.org program, 250,000 trees will be planted to compensate for the GHG emissions produced during the construction phase. Consult the Jour de la Terre news release to find out more (french only).
An agricultural land trust will be created to promote and encourage growth of the agricultural land bordering the Rive-Sud Terminal Station, together with a future metropolitan agricultural park. All of this will be made possible by a partnership with the Union des producteurs agricoles and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal. For more information.
Sustainable mobility and transportation cocktail
Agreements have been reached with various sustainable mobility services to offer passengers a variety of travel options between home and the station. For additional options, mobility services around REM stations will combine car-sharing, carpooling and electric taxi services. Learn more.
Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE)
The Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) held public hearings on the REM project in the fall of 2016. For more information on the process and the report issued by the Bureau d’audiences, consult the BAPE’s official website.