Major renovations at Pie-IX station
Duration: spring 2020 to summer 2022
In spring 2020, we will begin major renovations at Pie-IX station, which will involve installing four elevators.
What type of work will be done?
- Expansion of the main and secondary entrance buildings
- Addition of elevators to the station’s two entrance buildings (two elevators)
- Addition of elevators connecting the platforms and the mezzanine (two elevators)
- Construction of an additional set of stairs in the secondary entrance building
- Refurbishment of the station involving the following main improvements:
- Refurbishment of the waterproofing membrane protecting the underground parts of the station
- Improved lighting
- Installation of the new signage
- Addition of motorized butterfly doors
- Refurbishment of mechanical rooms
- Addition of natural ventilation shafts
Further details on work phasing coming soon.
Did you know that the design teams from the integrated Pie-IX BRT project, the City of Montréal, the RIO and the STM are working together?
They are striving to align the work, develop a phasing strategy and keep transportation running smoothly in the area. All work in the Pierre-De Coubertin sector will be coordinated to limit impacts.
The order in which stations are made accessible is influenced by various criteria. Transfer stations were given priority and are almost complete.
We also consider other factors, such as whether the station becomes highly crowded during peak periods and major events, whether it is located in a densely populated neighbourhood, and whether making it accessible will allow for an even distribution of accessible stations across the network. The technical difficulties specific to each site also impact our ability to quickly set up worksites.
The STM also wanted to provide Montréalers transferring from the métro network with direct access to the Pie-IX BRT, a fully accessible bus rapid transit service that will start operating in 2022.
The membrane protects the station from water infiltrations. It covers the station’s underground roof and is therefore located underground. Pie-IX station’s membrane has reached the end of its useful life.
Located at the corner of Pie-IX Boulevard and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Pie-IX station is one of the two métro stations built to serve the main site of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. It is linked to the Olympic Stadium by an underground passage and was without a doubt the station of the 1976 Olympics.
Pie-IX station opened to the public on June 6, 1976, but was not officially inaugurated until July 4, 1976, a few days before the start of the Olympics (held from July 17 to August 1, 1976). In 2018, it recorded 5,190,812 entries, a record since its opening, placing it 17th out of 68 stations. There is no doubt that the arrival of the Pie-IX BRT, and its accessibility, will allow it to increase its traffic.
Pie-IX station was designed by City of Montréal architect Marcel Raby, who also designed neighbouring station Joliette.
The Accessibility program is made possible thanks to the additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments to speed up universal access work and make the métro network fully accessible by 2038.