Major STM renovations to begin in
McGill métro station on march 19
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) wishes to inform customers that McGill métro station will acquire a more youthful appearance over the next few years. The first phase of this major project, set to begin on March 19, will mainly consist in replacing the travertine1 tiles covering the station walls. Since the Président-Kennedy Street entrance will be closed during this first phase, customers must use the adjacent University Street entrance.
PHASE I PROJECT DETAILS
Work projects will mainly consist in the repair of wall and architectural surface finishes of the station’s platform, mezzanine, and entrance levels, the removal of deteriorated ceilings , along with various structural work involving the restoration of concrete slabs, beams and columns. Mechanical and electrical work will also take place in certain locations. Beginning in the fall, it should also be mentioned that these projects will require the successive closing of three station entrances: Union Street (August/September), De Maisonneuve Boulevard (September/October), and University Street (November/December).
Information regarding the nature and the scope of renovations will be provided as required. The work progress can also be followed on www.stm.info under Customer Information,
THE STATION WILL REMAIN OPEN
Maintaining infrastructures represents one of STM’s greatest challenges. These projects aim to protect the longevity of the métro network while Montrealers continue to enjoy services that privilege quality and safety.
The station will remain open throughout the year despite on-going renovation work. Although a change in travel habits will be required, the STM wishes to reassure customers that every necessary measure has been taken to ensure their safety and minimize the inconvenience.
This project is made possible through the financial partnership of Transport Québec and the STM.
1 Travertine consists of limestone of whitish appearance that is cut in large blocks. It acquires warmer hues over time. The term travertine originates from the Italian tivertino meaning “stone of Tivoli”, a city located some thirty kilometres away from Rome.
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