Quebec takes over REM de l'Est project after CDPQ Infra backs out

The Quebec government will now oversee the Rem de l'Est project. The original developer, CDPQ Infra, is out after a disagreement over its plan to build elevated tracks in Montreal's downtown core.

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montyman77
montyman77
54 · 16 days ago · Reddit

Now it will not happen at all so good luck east enders Budget cuts will come and kill it in the oncoming recession and costs inflate

StrongTownsIsRight
StrongTownsIsRight
46 · 16 days ago · Reddit

OK, who actually killed this and what power did they have. Was it NIMBYs, was it private corporations, like was it really a bad plan. Because connecting to the Green line and extending the metro or elevated trains would have been great. And all the words in the article make me feel like I don't really see what the fuck just happened power wise.

jeremy_jer
jeremy_jer
31 · 16 days ago · Reddit

"He also confirmed the Legault government will pay the Caisse $100 million in compensation for the expenses incurred in commissioning studies for the project.

Asked how he could explain the money to tax-paying Quebecers, Girard justified the compensation by saying the government will still be able to use some of the studies produced."

That's a good start! Already $100 million down the drain.

doctoreff
doctoreff
28 · 16 days ago · Reddit

I worked on this project, as a planner, for maybe a person-year or so? A lot of stressful days and nights. Aaaannd now it's cancelled lol. Should've picked a different career...

Cadsvax
Cadsvax
23 · 16 days ago · Reddit

Lol so Plante managed to kill an actual decent public transport project that will now have a good chance of never materializing. Quality of life in Chinatown? Fucking lol.

dontgoogleitonbing
dontgoogleitonbing
15 · 16 days ago · Reddit

If I understand correctly what the new team wants to build, the new "REM" would be fully integrated to the STM network becoming the newest metro line. Valerie Plante said she'd like to have the portion in HOMA-Mercier built underground as well.

It looks like they're going to build a V-shape metro line that would connect to Assomption station and possibly with the blue line in its northern branch.

I guess time will tell.

temporaryaccount945
temporaryaccount945
10 · 16 days ago · Reddit

Le réseau de métro a été construit en dedans de 20 ans, il semble que de nous jours personne ne veut mettre de l'argent pour mettre le REM souterrain

MyGiftIsMySong
MyGiftIsMySong
8 · 15 days ago · Reddit

lol this city and province is so inefficient. what a joke

freakkydique
freakkydique
8 · 16 days ago · Reddit

CDPQ was the hero we deserved, not the one we needed

zeus_amador
zeus_amador
5 · 16 days ago · Reddit

Idk the entire story but i do know that it made ZERO sense to not connect this train with STM. At least that’s my inexperienced opinion. Haven’t followed all of it. Also, cdpq inra could have paid the green areas too, they were dirty in selling it like that and it really being not part of the project. If they could pile all that money now inti giving us great roads i think that would be awesome!