• Work is underway on the Montreal metro to upgrade infrastructure and improve the user experience.
  • This construction will finally make many stations universally accessible.
  • But in the meantime, there are going to be some traffic, pedestrians, and bus disruptions.

Major construction is underway on the Montreal metro network to improve its services. Unfortunately for some metro riders, that means a messed up daily commute. 15 STM metro stations are currently seeing some form of construction, mainly for installing elevators. Eight of those 15 stations have construction that will disrupt foot traffic. 

Luckily, the stations are localized to the green and orange lines. In many cases, the work has been underway since late-2019, with various projects entering their second phases this spring. While none of the stations will be closed, commuters should expect significant delays in and around the area of some. 

The following eight stations will see a noticeable amount of construction in the coming months: Angrignon, Atwater, Jolicoeur, McGill, Mont-Royal, Pie-IX, Place-des-Arts, and Rosemont. 

The STM has committed to improving its network with projects such as the blue line extension and the Pie-IX BRT and has planned for major works until the end of the decade.

When all is said and done, Montreal's future public transit network will likely be one of the most efficient and sophisticated systems in North America, with multiple BRT lines, the REM, and a potential tramline. 

Here's all the construction that will affect your daily commute on the metro this year.

Angrignon

STM

What's happening?

The STM is installing two elevators to make the station universally accessible. 

For how long?

Work began in October 2019 and will end in fall 2021. 

How will I be affected?

In spring 2020, the STM will announce a series of bus detours at Angrignon terminus.

Several bus stops will be relocated and the bike racks will be moved to the entrance of Angrignon Park.

More information is available here.

Atwater

STM

What's happening? 

The STM is refurbishing the waterproofing membrane and will begin excavations for elevator shafts.

For how long?

Work began in June 2019 and will end in May 2021.

How will I be affected?

Boulevard de Maisonneuve is closed to traffic until December 2020. 

More information is available here.

Jolicoeur

STM

What's happening? 

Two elevators are being installed.

For how long?

Work began in October 2019 and will end in fall 2021. 

How will I be affected?

Two bus stops near the station are being relocated. 

More information is available here.

McGill

What's happening? 

Major renovations of McGill metro include refurbishing the waterproofing membrane, installing two elevators, constructing a new entrance building, and renovating three of the six entrances. 

For how long?

Work starts in March 2020 and will be completed in spring 2022. 

How will I be affected?

Several buses and bus stops at McGill station will be rerouted and relocated.

The entrance at 690 de Maisonneuve O. will be closed until March 2021.

The entrance at 811 de Maisonneuve O. will be closed until September 2021.

In April, the entire west side of the station will be completely closed. 

More information is available here.

Mont-Royal

STM

What's happening? 

Installation of elevators to make the station universally accessible.

For how long?

Work began in October 2018 and will end in 2022. 

How will I be affected?

Three bus stops near the station are relocated. The bike racks near the station have also been moved. 

Vehicles will be allowed to use the bus loop behind the metro to avoid detours on rue Berri. Several parking spots have been removed. 

More information is available here.

Pie-IX

STM

What's happening? 

Installing four elevators. 

For how long?

Work will begin in summer 2020 and will end in summer 2022.

How will I be affected?

Several bus routes will be relocated. "Details will be communicated later," says the STM.

More information is available here.

Place-des-Arts

STM

What's happening? 

A real estate development will "integrate" the rue de Bleury North entrance and equip it with elevators, according to the STM website. 

For how long?

Work began in March 2019 and will end in November 2021. 

How will I be affected?

The 35 Griffintown East bus will end at the corner of René-Lévesque and Union until December 2020. 

As of February 2020 until May 2020, boulevard de Maisonneuve O. will be closed to traffic between de Bleury and Balmoral. The bike path will be rerouted along Président-Kennedy. 

More information is available here.

Rosemont

STM

What's happening? 

A residential project near the station will allow the STM to replace the waterproofing membrane. 

For how long?

Work began in September 2019 and will end in 2022. 

How will I be affected?

Bus stops will be relocated to boulevard Rosemont and rue Saint-Denis. Five bus lines will take detours around the station to avoid the construction. 

More information is available here.

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