Métro projects currently underway
- Beaubien • May 4 to Winter 2016
- Berri-UQAM • March 2015 to March 2017
- Jean-Drapeau • February 2015 to February 2016
- Laurier • December 8, 2014 to November 31, 2015
- McGill • Fall 2015 to Spring 2016
- Place-d'Armes • May 2015 to February 2016
- Rosemont • January 2015 to July 2016
- Snowdon • October 2013 to January 2016
Can’t find a specific work site in the list above? It could be general maintenance work or work performed on other structures between stations.
- Auxiliary structures • September 2014 to May 2016
- Rolling out STM’s new signage • Ongoing
- Escalators • Ongoing
- Guizot rectifier station • April 2015 to June 2016
- Saint-Timothée mechanical ventilation station • Fall 2013 to Winter 2016
- Saint-Dominique mechanical ventilation station • Fall 2015 to Fall 2017
- Mobile network • 2014 to 2020
- Water drainage work around the vaulted ceiling area • Ongoing
Projects completed in the past few months
- Angrignon • June 2014 to October 2015
- Frontenac • April to August 2015
- Jean-Talon • May 2013 to May 2015
- LaSalle - Bus lane • June 25 to October 13, 2015
- Université-de-Montréal • June 22 to August 14, 2015
- Vendôme • October 2014 to June 2015
Did you know that..
When a construction site requires the use of explosives near the métro network, a procedure to check structural integrity is systematically initiated.
First of all, a seismograph records measurements taken inside the tunnels on a continuous basis. Then, after every detonation, inspectors specialized in structural engineering walk through to carefully inspect the tunnel walls.
Therefore, service interruptions lasting a few minutes are required for specialists to complete their work and to ensure the network’s longevity and overall safety.
Thankfully, these preventive measures usually take place off peak hours and are conducted over very short periods of time.
In fact, depending on the nature of the work being carried out, what is known as a “work advisory” can be applied. This advisory has the effect of reducing the speed of the train from 72 to 32 km/h near the station under construction.
Whenever the train receives the automatically generated message, a jolt, similar to the one felt when approaching a terminus, occurs when arriving at and departing from the affected station.
This advisory is used when workers have to carry out operations near the tracks or when temporary structures are built very close to the trains. Minimizing air displacement and the natural movement of the train ensures the stability of the equipment and the safety of all concerned.