CONSTRUCTION OF A SECOND ENTRYWAY TO VENDÔME STATION: PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROCESS BEGINS
As part of the project calling for the construction of a second entrance building for Vendôme métro station, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will initiate public consultations prior to the adoption of a by-law authorizing the project.
Montréal, February 6, 2017 – As part of the project calling for the construction of a second entrance building for Vendôme métro station, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will initiate public consultations prior to the adoption of a by-law authorizing the project.
This public consultation will mainly focus on the strategy for carrying out the construction work.
Public meetings will be held twice:
- February 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.: public information session presenting the project and question period
- March 8, 2017 at 7:45 p.m.: statements and opinions by public
Both sessions will take place at the Auditorium of the McGill University Health Centre’s Research Institute at 1001, boulevard Décarie, room E.S1-1129.
Commissioners will later table their report with the STM outlining their recommendations in light of public comments.
Vendôme intermodal transit hub
Entirely funded by the Government of Québec, the overall project consists of adding a new, accessible entrance building to Vendôme métro station and adding a pedestrian corridor linking the station to Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) commuter train platforms and to the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
Ridership projections show that the number of customers expected to use the intermodal hub will grow from 9 to 18 million people per year by 2021. In order to cope with that reality, adding a second entrance building with elevators proved the best solution agreed upon by the project’s various stakeholders (STM, AMT, MUHC, Ministry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification) to adequately ensure the fluidity of customers.
Work on the project, estimated to cost $76.5 M, should begin in fall 2017 and continue until winter 2020.
The STM was appointed project manager by the Government of Québec.