Montreal to break ground on light rail system in April

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This map shows how Montreal's new light rail system, the thin lines in light green, would connect to the rest of the city's rail system.
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MONTREAL — Montreal will break ground on a light rail project in April, with the summer of 2021 targeted for the start of operations, the Montreal Gazette reports.

The Reseau electrique metropolitain, or REM, is a 41.6-mile, 24-station, $6.3-billion (Canadian) project for a driverless system with four branches connecting the city’s Central Station to various suburbs, with one branch providing a rail connection to Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. The 2021 target date is for operation of the first branch, with the others to follow within a year.

The project will include the conversion of one current commuter-rail line into part of the light-rail system. The full Gazette report is available here.

Note: Story updated to correct cost figure and note cost is in Canadian dollars.

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