Work is continuing on the Du Collège entrance, which remains closed and will reopen, as planned, this summer. We are progressively removing the plywood partitions installed on the platforms and over the track. Construction fences will be put in place and will remain so until the opening of this building.
Du Collège : accessible in 2018
The work aims to make the station accessible to people with reduced mobility, by adding two elevators. From February 27, 2017 until the summer of 2018, the du College entrance will be closed.
The pictures on the left were taken last August and those on the right in January 2018. Click on them to enlarge them
View of the construction of the elevator pit on the Côte-Vertu side from the mezzanine level (August 2017)
- Expansion of north side entrance building to house elevator installation
- Construction of elevator shafts and installation of elevators
- Complete rebuilding of stairs between train platforms and mezzanine
- Construction of elevator control rooms
- Refurbishment of mechanical equipment rooms
- Rebuilding of wall between mezzanine and street levels
- Demolition of skylight and glass canopy on boulevard Décarie side
- Construction of a slab
- Refurbishment of rooftop membrane on north side entrance building
- Refurbishment of station’s waterproofing membrane
- Reconfiguration of fare collection turnstiles
- Landscaping of public area surrounding the entrance building
- Addition of a skylight
The map below shows where pedestrians should walk to get around safely. For your own safety, please cross street at intersection, use available sidewalks and follow road work signage near the work zone.
Bus : The routes of both lines will be diverted to the Cartier entryway, making it easier for commuters while the Du Collège exit is closed for work.
The route taken by both the northbound and southbound 128 bus will be modified so that buses stop at the Cartier entryway. The terminus stop for the 73 bus will also be moved to the bus loop.
The project to make the station universally accessible follows in the wake of the decision to build a new underground garage beyond Côte-Vertu station. That project will enable us to increase the number of parking spaces for métro cars.
In order to carry out that major project, the Côte-Vertu station will eventually have to be closed temporarily. But before shutting down that station, we will add elevators at Du Collège station to make transportation as easy as ever for you. As such, your transit experience will be enhanced while work is being carried out.
Two elevators will be built into the north side entryway. The first will link the entrance at street level to the mezzanine below and the Côte-Vertu train platform, with the second one taking you directly to the Montmorency train platform.
Partition walls will be set up inside the station to close off the work area and store construction materials, mainly on train platforms, but these will not obstruct the way for transit users.
Temporary support posts are already installed on platforms to frame and anchor work site partitions. The posts will be positioned in such a way as to not obstruct the doors on the trains.
If you prefer to stay away from the area of the station under construction, avoid boarding the last car when heading toward Montmorency. If you are heading toward Côte-Vertu, avoid boarding the first, or lead car.
Car traffic is not expected to be obstructed in any way.
Work will begin February 27, 2017 and be completed by summer 2018.
Yes. The ticket counter that is usually closed will be open while the Du Collège entrance building is shut down. To accommodate the number of passengers, three additional turnstiles will be installed along with two fare recharging terminals.
Yes. Because it is located in the entryway about to undergo work, it must also be closed.
Expanding the entrance building will create the space needed for the elevator shaft between the entryway at street level and the train platform to Côte-Vertu.
Once work is completed, in summer 2018.
Yes, the door opening onto Du Collège will be replaced by a motorized, butterfly-type door.
Work is made possible thanks to funding from the Ministry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification.