Universal accessibility works at the Jean-Drapeau station
As of April 2018, the following work will be done in the station and the commissioning of the elevators is scheduled for Fall 2019.
- Installation of two elevators from the mezzanine level to each platform.
- Demolition of the convenience store (necessary for installation of elevators).
- Installation of two new wind gates and relocation of two automatic vending machines to make travel flow better.
The works are primarily carried out within the station. The equipment required for the contractor’s work will not interfere with the station, even during busy times.
Barriers will be installed in the station but will not interfere with travel. The work was planned to avoid impeding travel fluidity, particularly during major events.
Yes, the station will always remain open.
In order to install the elevators, the business will have to be demolished. There is no plan to rebuild one after the works.
No, no bus stop will be moved due to these works.
In order to quickly start the first Accessibility Program works, the Jean-Drapeau station was prioritized because the feasibility studies were completed, and the technical complexity of the site was considered low, thus less costly to achieve. This is the first accessible station on the yellow line. This station is heavily frequented by families with children in strollers who can also benefit from the elevators.
The Accessibility program is made possible thanks to additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments for the purpose of speeding up work on universal access and making the métro system fully accessible by 2038.