International Bridge Technologies

Reseau Express Metropolitain (REM) – Greater Montréal, Canada

Technical details
CDPQ Infra Inc./Project REM s.e.c.

Construction Completed: 2023

Detailed design of guideway and substructures.
Greater Montréal, Canada
Contractor/NouvLR General Partnership: SNC-Lavalin Major Projects Inc., Dragados Canada Inc., Groupe AECOM Québec Ltée, EBC Inc., Pomerleau Inc.
Prime Consultant: SNC-Lavalin Inc., AECOM Consultants, Inc.
Subcontractor for Guideway Erection: Rizzani de Eccher
SYSTRA IBT’s Role: Bridge Design Consultant


Main Span: 67 km (41 mi) of tracks in both directions.
Elevated Structure: 21.5 km (13 mi) including 16.2 km (10 mi) of segmental guideway.

The Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) is a fully automated, entirely electric light metro system. Operating without drivers, the trains are guided by a control center to guarantee continuous equipment functionality. This automated system stands as one of the world’s safest and most dependable transportation solutions.

This superstructure includes 26 stations and spans the greater Montréal area with 67 km (41 mi) of tracks in both directions – in comparison, the current metro network is 69.2 km (43 mi) long. Providing services 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, this new light metro rapid transit system features approximately 21.5 km (13 mi) of elevated structures, including 16.2 km (10 mi) of segmental guideway in the Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue, airport, and part of Deux Montagnes antennas. Platform safety is ensured by screen doors that open only after the train’s arrival, preventing users from crossing tracks or dropping objects.

SYSTRA IBT is responsible for the detailed design of the elevated guideway structure and substructures on the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Airport, and Deux-Montagnes antennas, which together constitute approximately 16.2 km (10 mi) of the 67 km (41 mi) REM network.

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