"Launched in 2017 and 77% complete, the Côte-Vertu garage project involves building an underground garage to house ten additional métro trains, as well as three above-ground buildings needed to operate the garage," read a press release.
the "installation and commissioning of the track switch,"
and the "addition of signalling equipment."
"Track switches are devices that allow trains to change tracks," the company states.
"Installing a track switch ahead of Côte-Vertu station will allow trains to be directed straight to the departure platform, as soon as they arrive at the station, and resume service in the opposite direction more quickly."
"This means that customers will get on and off the métro at the same platform, improving service frequency during peak periods."
What about riders who usually use Côte-Vertu station?
The STM is deploying "mitigation measures."
There will be a "special high-frequency bus line," dubbed Shuttle 810, between stations Côte-Vertu and Du Collège, which will become a temporary terminus.
Buses 64 and 470 will also stop at Du Collège.
The STM warns residents to "expect Du Collège station to be busier than usual."
More information on how the station closure will affect bus lines can be found online.
Why is the STM building the Côte-Vertu garage?
The company says the garage "will improve train frequency on the Orange line by up to 25%"
"The balancing out of the number of train storage spaces at each end of the Orange line will provide operational flexibility for adding trains, support the expected growth in ridership in the coming years and increase the offer of service to keep pace with the extension of the Blue line."
The first Ocean line train of 2021 will depart Halifax on August 11 and Montreal on August 15.
"As it had been done for the other VIA Rail services, the return to operation will occur progressively beginning with one weekly round trip," the company said in a press release.
"To follow and respect guidelines and recommendations from public health authorities and provincial governments, we could not provide our passengers the service and frequencies offered under normal circumstances," VIA Rail CEO Cynthia Garneau stated.
"Our objective has always been the safe resumption of the Ocean when conditions allowed it, and we could not be happier to be able to finally proceed with this gradual return to service in this region."
Video shared by United States Customs and Border Protection agency (USCBP) Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia shows a car driving into the United States from Quebec by taking an illegal shortcut across a library lawn that straddles the international boundary.
The Haskell Free Library, which famously sits between Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec, has become a symbol of the divided border community.
On July 4th, an SUV illegally entered Derby Line, VT from Canada by driving over private property & nearly collided… https://t.co/kowyFn3P5h
Kylie Cosmetics announced on Instagram that it would be launching at Canadian pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart. MTL Blog has confirmed that this includes Quebec locations, known in the province as Pharmaprix.
The new makeup line is clean and vegan with "no animal oils, parabens or gluten" after the company banned 1,600 ingredients from being used in its products, according to Instagram.
A spokesperson for Loblaw Companies Limited, which owns Shoppers Drug Mart, told MTL Blog that "details on timing, assortment and availability will be outlined closer to the launch of this beautiful new line of vegan cosmetics."
But they did confirm that the line would be coming to Pharmaprix locations "starting this coming fall season."
Mayor Valérie Plante's famous Pink Line proposal is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to an investment by the ARTM to study "a structuring electric public transport project to serve the Grand Sud-Ouest region and link it to the city centre."
In a Facebook post, the mayor praised the ARTM's investment in "the western branch of the pink line [...] with an initial envelope of $20 million."