If you have questions or concerns about the upcoming REM light rail project, then mark the date on your calendar for Monday, April 29th starting at 6 p.m.
From 6 to 7 p.m. at the Pointe Claire Holiday Inn, the agency is hosting an open house with an information session slated between 7 and 8 p.m.
There will be technical experts on hand who can answer questions about the new car and engine designs, the length of the railway system, the construction required to get there as well as discussing the four designated West Island stations: Des Sources, Kirkland, Pointe Claire and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
Many West Island commuters have expressed concern over the last weeks regarding the loss of significant amount of expected reserved parking spaces for the new stations. Others have queries about actually getting to the train station in a timely fashion without having to resort to reserved bus lanes or car pooling drop off zones.
Some of the highlights to be presented about the new light rail system will focus on rush hours, where there are supposed to be trains every ten minutes and every 15 minutes during off peak hours.
Projected commuting times to get from the Pointe Claire station to the orange metro line at Bonaventure is roughly 28 minutes and 26 minutes to get from Pointe Claire to the green metro line at McGill station.
The new light rail REM project is slated to be open to the public in 2023.