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Video: REM team in Montreal shares emphasis on accessibility

In the second episode of the project team's  “Destination REM”, an informative video provides a behind-the-scenes look at steps being taken to design universal accessibility into the project.


All 26 stations of the $6.3 billion Réseau express métropolitain (REM) light rail project in Montreal will offer universal access and be equipped with elevators, and the rail cars will also be designed to be accessible to everyone: users with functional limitations (motor or visual), families with strollers, travellers with suitcases, and so on.

In the second episode of the project team’s  “Destination REM”, an informative video provides a behind-the-scenes look at steps being taken to design universal accessibility into the project from the very beginning. Before approving the final car design, they developed a life-sized model and tested it with people with reduced mobility so as to adapt specific elements and ensure access to everyone.