REM: The Future of Rapid Transit: Episode 21

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The Réseau express métropolitain (REM) is a new rapid transit line in Montréal that promises to revolutionize the way we think about metros in North America. Today, we talk about the REM and the many things it does right: reuse of existing right-of-way (including the famous Mount Royal tunnel!), cost-effective grade separation, and an innovative-yet-century-old funding model designed to ensure the project's short- and long-term success.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Metrolink's new Arrow Line opens between San Bernardino and Redlands
  2. [2] Mass Transit: MA: Don't drive to Salem for Halloween, take the T instead, mayor says
  3. [3] Metrolink: Metrolink Arrow Service
  4. [4] Railway Age: Standoff Amputates REM Eastern Leg
  5. [5] International Railway Journal: Montreal takes on REM Eastern Leg
  6. [6] Wikipedia: Réseau express métropolitain
  7. [7] Wikipedia: Mount Royal Tunnel
  8. [8] CDPQ Infra: A new line that transports Greater Montréal
  9. [9] Daily Hive: All the details you need to know about Montreal's $6B light-rail train network
  10. [10] Montreal Gazette: Caisse revs up for new role as infrastructure provider
  11. [11] Montreal Gazette: Tunnel problems and labour shortage delay opening of most REM stations
  12. [12] CTV News: Delivery of most REM stations delayed until late 2024
  13. [13] CTV News: Century-old explosives in Mount Royal Tunnel helped push REM a year behind schedule
  14. [14] Réseau express métropolitain: The REM
  15. [15] Réseau express métropolitain: Light metro
  16. [16] Wikipedia: Public-private partnership
  17. [17] Wikipedia: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec