Atlas attends groundbreaking ceremony for Montréal Airport REM station

Aug 7, 2019 | Press release | 0 comments

Atlas’ North American Executive, Louis Fortin attended a prestigious groundbreaking ceremony at Montreal Airport in July 2019 which marked the start of new work as it works towards its ambition to bring visitors to the region into the heart of the city, swiftly and efficiently.

The construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) means that it will take just 20 minutes for visitors to arrive in the city centre, hopefully alleviating traffic congestion.

The ceremony was attended by Marc Garneau, Canadian Minister of Transportation, as well as Roger Légaré from the Infrastructures Council and key figures from the construction industry as well as key team members from Aéroport de Montréal including Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal. The photograph shows Philippe Rainville and Roger Légaré alongside Vincent Joli Coeur, Vice Chairman of National Bank of Canada (NBC.)

Philipe Rainville welcomed attendees.

“We are delighted to begin construction of the REM station. For over 25 years, we have been waiting for our international airport to be connected to downtown Montréal by an efficient rail link. This structuring project is the first step in an ambitious redevelopment of our access infrastructures that will enable us not only to respond adequately to the growth of passenger traffic at YUL, but also to improve the inter-modality of the airport site to make it more accessible for the benefit of travellers, as well as to put an end [to] road congestion challenges.”

If you would like to contact our North American team, email Louis Fortin.