In 2019, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) had announced that it would complete construction of the REM station project at YUL in late 2024. Unfortunately, between March 2020 and March 2022, all construction work on the airport site had to be halted due to the global pandemic and its exceptional effects on both airport operations and the organization's financial situation. Under these circumstances, it was impossible for ADM to fulfill its commitment to build the REM station without emergency financial assistance. Thanks to the signing of an agreement with the Infrastructure Bank of Canada, the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec through Investissement Québec, ADM was able to secure financing in April 2021.
In a context of high inflation, ADM was then required to completely revise the project. In the fall of 2021, the project went back out to tender so that a new general contractor and construction manager could be selected. The general partnership Connect Cité, formed by the firms AECON and EBC, is accompanying ADM and began work in mid-March 2022. ADM is committed to complete its portion of the YUL-Montreal-Trudeau Airport construction project in the spring of 2026. Tests will then be conducted by the REM team to connect the station to the rest of the network. The station is expected to be operational in 2027, to the delight of passengers, the community and all employees of the airline community.