Yellow line

In 2014, STM will carry out major repairs to the tunnel's vaulted ceiling on the Yellow line, which will require its complete shutdown over 25 weekends in spring and in fall. The métro's Yellow line will initially be closed on Saturdays and Sundays, from March 8 to May 25. Service will be provided by three bus shuttles.

Texte important

The Yellow line will be open Saturday and Sunday, April 26 – 27, as the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5k half-marathon and race are taking place this weekend.

As planned, the line will again be shut down on Saturdays and Sundays, from May 3 to May 25.

804 Longueuil – Papineau – Berri-UQAM shuttle

In service:

  • Saturdays from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Sundays from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Approximate travel time: 20 minutes

Approximate frequency:

  • From 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.: every 10 to 20 minutes
  • From 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.: every 3 to 5 minutes
  • From 11:30 p.m. to the end of service: every 10 to 20 minutes

This shuttle is accessible to those using a wheelchair.

Shuttle service 804 towards Berri-UQAM  Via Papineau

Shuttle route:

  • At the Longueuil terminus, board the shuttle at door 8.
  • You can exit at Papineau or Berri-UQAM station.

Shuttle service 804 towards Longueuil  Via Papineau

Shuttle route:

  • At Berri-UQAM station, board the shuttle on Ste-Catherine Street at the corner of Berri Street.
  • At Papineau station, board the shuttle on Cartier Street in front of the station.
  • At Longueuil terminus, exit in the B wing.

820 Longueuil – Jean-Drapeau shuttle

In service:

  • Saturdays from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Sundays from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Approximate frequency:

every 15 minutes

Approximate travel time: 12 minutes

Shuttle service 820 towards Jean-Drapeau

Shuttle route:

  • At Longueuil terminus, board the shuttle at door 41.
  • Exit in the bus loop near Jean-Drapeau station.

Going to the Casino? Once you’ve arrived at Jean-Drapeau station, board the 877.

Shuttle service 820 towards Longueuil

Shuttle route:

  • At Jean-Drapeau station, board the shuttle in the bus loop.
  • At Longueuil terminus, exit at door 41.

877 Berri-UQAM – Papineau – Jean-Drapeau – Montréal Casino shuttle

In service:

  • Saturdays from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Sundays from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Approximate frequency:

  • From 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: every 23 minutes
  • From 11 a.m. to the end of service: every 12 minutes

Approximate travel time: 20 minutes

This shuttle is accessible to those using a wheelchair.

Please note:

The 777 shuttle that usually connects Jean-Drapeau station and the Casino will become the 877 during the weekends that the Yellow line is closed. We will then add stops at Berri-UQAM and Papineau stations.

Shuttle service 877 towards Jean-Drapeau/Casino Via Papineau

Shuttle route:

  • At Berri-UQAM station, board the shuttle on Ste-Catherine Street at the corner of Berri Street.
  • At Papineau station, board the shuttle on Cartier Street in front of the station.
  • At Jean-Drapeau station, exit in the bus loop near the station.
  • At the Montréal Casino, exit in front of the Casino.


Shuttle service 877 towards Berri-UQAM Via Jean-Drapeau and Papineau

Shuttle route:

  • At the Montréal Casino, board the shuttle in front of the Casino.
  • At Jean-Drapeau station, board the shuttle in the bus loop near the station.
  • You can exit at Papineau or Berri-UQAM station.

FAQ

Consult the accessibility page for more info on the external medias.

See Repairs to vaulted ceiling of the Yellow line tunnel on YouTube

STM Works

  • Repairs to the concrete ceiling in the tunnel between Berri-UQAM and Longueuil
  • Drainage ducts to channel water infiltrations
  • Electrical work

Over the years, underground water seeps into micro-cracks in the concrete, a porous substance, and causes damage. The work will consist of repairing the tunnel’s concrete ceiling. We will also add drainage ducts to the vaulted ceiling to channel the water away from it and slow down any degradation. Auxiliary electrical work will also be carried out.

This work is being carried out under a well-planned schedule as part of our Réno-Infrastructures program. The repairs are necessary to keep our infrastructure sound and ensure our system’s reliability and durability. The safety of transit users is not at issue.

The safety of customers has never, at any time, been at issue. This is planned work.

From February 2014 to the end of December 2014, work will be done at night, with no impact on transit users or service.

In addition, the Yellow line will be shut down for 25 weekends, split into two phases:

  • the first, from March 8 to May 25, 2014;
  • the second, from September 13 to December 14, 2014.

This will require the complete shut down of the Yellow line, from closing time Friday night to the usual opening time Monday morning.

However, the Yellow line will remain open on weekends during the summer, so that we can provide transportation during major events.

Three closure plans were studied (full-time, night-time and a combination). We chose the option that presented the best balances between advantages and inconveniences. This way, we can still provide good customer service in the most cost-effective manner.

According to our schedule of work, no other métro lines or sections of lines are expected to be shut down between now and 2017.

Yes, similar tunnel repair work was performed in the 1990s and in 2000, mainly during weekends. Montréal is not alone in this approach, as metro systems in New York, Boston and Toronto have also worked in this way.

Shuttles

We will operate three shuttle bus routes to ensure the same level of service as provided by the métro on the Yellow line:

  • 804  Longueuil – Papineau – Berri-UQAM
  • 820  Longueuil – Jean-Drapeau
  • 877  Berri-UQAM – Papineau – Jean-Drapeau – Casino de Montréal

The 877 will replace the 777 only during the weekends the Yellow line is closed: Saturdays and Sundays from March 8 to May 25 and from September 13 to December 14. We have added stops at Berri-UQAM and Papineau stations.

At other times, you must take the 777.
 

We determined our needs based on our métro ridership numbers. Besides, we can always adjust our level of service, if needed.

Unfortunately, the shuttles are not equipped with bicycle racks. For safety reasons, it will therefore not be possible to take bicycles on board.

Fares

The fares effective at Montréal and Longueuil stations also apply on shuttle buses..

On the island of Montréal:

As always, you can purchase transit fares:

  • At ticket booths
  • From fare vending machines
  • From authorized retailers.

You can also pay with exact change on board the shuttle.

In Longueuil:

You can purchase transit fares:

  • At ticket booths on the platform level of the metro
  • From the STM fare vending machine located near the AMT ticket office at Longueuil terminus
  • At Tabagie Métro Longueuil located at Place Charles-Lemoyne.

You can also pay with exact change on board the shuttle.

Need change?

Change machines will be placed near the STM fare vending machine.


Please note that Jean-Drapeau station will be closed during these weekends and that no transit fares will be sold there.

Plan ahead!

  • When you purchase your outgoing fare, think about buying your return fare as well.
  • Did you know that you can always purchase your fare in advance? Fares are only activated when they are first used, not when they are purchased

Yes. Because the Yellow line will be closed and because the tunnel work will be carried out near Jean-Drapeau station, the station will be closed. You must therefore plan to purchase your fares:

  • in Longueuil, for return travel on the 820 Longueuil – Jean-Drapeau shuttle
  • in Montréal, for return travel on the 877 Berri-UQAM –  Papineau – Jean-Drapeau – Casino shuttle

Support at the station

Yes, employees will be on site every weekend the Yellow line is closed to answer your questions and direct you to the right shuttle. They will be easy to identify by their vests featuring the communication campaign colours.

Yes. In addition to the STM staff on site, several signs will be put up indicating dates of closure, which shuttle service to take and the location of shuttle stops.

Other questions

Yes, for each phase of the project that requires shutting down the line, the information will be made public in advance.

You can get in touch with customer service by phone at 514 STM-INFO or by email through the Contact us section of our website.

This work is made possible through funding from the ministère des Transports du Québec.


 

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