The Montreal Metro's Place-d'Armes Station Is Now Closed — Here's What Else You Need To Know
The station is closed for most of December. Expect bus service and traffic disruptions too. 🙃
Place-d'Armes station on the Montreal metro is closed from December 1 to 20 to make way for COP15, taking place in the adjacent Palais des congrès. The STM said it temporarily shuttered the station at the request of authorities. Orange-line trains will otherwise run normally.
The Palais des congrès is now the epicentre of a large security operation in anticipation of the arrival of as many as 12,000 delegates for the United Nations biodiversity conference. That means some additional bus route and traffic interruptions.
There's a no-bus-stop zone extending about two blocks in each direction from the convention centre. As a result, lines 55, 129, 361, 363 and 365 will see route changes or stop cancellations through December 20.
A map of downtown Montreal showing the COP15 security perimeter and the zone surrounding the Palais des congrès where there will be no bus stops.STM
Meanwhile, rues Saint-Antoine and Saint-Urbain and avenue Viger will all see lane closures around the Palais. Drivers will have to squeeze into just one lane on Saint-Antoine and Viger, and one lane in each direction on Saint-Urbain until January 20.
The small streets to the west and east of Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, the public plaza just to the west of the centre, will also close until mid-January.
Both the City of Montreal and the STM have warned of more potential traffic and service changes in the case of unplanned security situations.