Montréal’s REM light rail system connects the city like never before

published on July 30, 2019
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Getting around Montréal has always been easy, be it on foot above and below ground, atop two wheels using the BIXI bike sharing system or via the well-connected and iconic Métro and bus system. And the new REM (Réseau express métropolitain) fully automated light rail transit (they’re self-driving!) system will make the city even more connected and accessible, with direct links to the North Shore, South Shore, West Island and YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

A direct air-link to Montréal

We’ve proudly written before about Canada’s most international airport, and while transportation to and from the airport is a snap, the direct link offered by the REM will get your attendees right to the heart of the action faster than ever before. Via Central Station, your guests will be a hop, skip and a jump through vibrant downtown to our convention centre the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Spotlighting Montréal’s neighbourhoods – and ways of life

Montréal is much more than the must-see iconic cobblestones of Old Montréal and hipster delights in the Mile End. And you can think of the REM as a hop-on hop-off tour bus showcasing some of Montréal’s less-touristed areas like the leafy Town of Mount Royal, the riverside homes of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux’s stately Gouin Boulevard, plus showcasing the natural beauty of Deux-Montagnes and small town charm and boardwalks of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

And with its direct connections to the city centre, the REM opens up the Greater Montréal area for unique and original events, excursions and downtime exploration. Scheduled to commence operations in 2021, we’ll see you on the rails. All aboard!

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