Over the next few years, some twenty auxiliary structures, located throughout the métro system, are slated to undergo major refurbish work.
What is an auxiliary structure?
It’s basically a service building located between two métro stations that houses a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment needed for métro operations, such as for ventilation, power supply and pumps to remove runoff water. All in all, the métro system has 119 such buildings that, understandably, are not open or accessible to the public.
What kind of work will be performed?
Refurbishing work will mainly be carried out on the buildings’ structural, mechanical and electrical components. These renovations will serve to extend the service life of buildings by 25 years.
Why carry out the work now?
The auxiliary structures that are slated for renovations in the short term have been in use ever since the métro line sections they serve went into operation, so they have reached the end of their service life.
These work sites will not impact anyone’s commute or disrupt service on the various métro lines. However, the renovations will ensure that all the equipment supporting métro operations will run properly for many years to come!
This work is made possible through funding from the ministère des Transports du Québec.