Rosemont métro station: elevators in operation
The three elevators at Rosemont station on the métro’s Orange line have been in operation since the end of December.
Montréal, January 5, 2017 – The three elevators at Rosemont station on the métro’s Orange line have been in operation since the end of December.
« The STM undertook a strategic shift in direction, for the stated purpose of improve the transit experience for customers. Making more of our métro stations accessible falls perfectly in line with that goal by making it easier for transit users to get around, particularly those with functional limitations. We are gradually improving our installations so that they meet the needs of customers as much as possible», stated STM board chairman, Philippe Schnobb.
Started in January 2015 at a cost of $10.2 M, work to upgrade Rosemont station consisted mainly in:
- Expanding the station’s entryway
- Adding three elevators
- Adding a natural ventilation shaft above the entryway
- Relocating the existing natural ventilation shaft
- Relocating the convenience store
11 stations now accessible
This brings the total number of universally accessible stations on the Orange line to 11: Montmorency, De la Concorde, Cartier, Henri-Bourassa, Berri-UQAM, Lionel-Groulx, Côte-Vertu, Champ-de-Mars, Jean-Talon, Snowdon and Rosemont.
Work to install elevators is currently underway at Place-d’Armes and Honoré-Beaugrand stations, while work is in the planning stages for Du Collège (operational in 2018), Bonaventure (work executed by AMT), Vendôme, Viau and Berri-UQAM Green line (expected to be operational in 2019), as well as for Mont-Royal (expected to be operational in 2020) station.
The STM reminds that back in October, it announced investments of $213 M to make another 14 métro stations universally accessible, through the addition of elevators, by 2022.
Opened in 1966, Rosemont station sees some 3 million people pass through its doors each year.