On August 10, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will begin universal accessibility work at Édouard-Montpetit station.
Two elevators will be installed. The Édouard-Montpetit entrance building will be expanded to make room for a staircase, two fare collection turnstiles and an elevator connecting all levels on the St-Michel side. This will require closing the entrance building for the duration of the work, which will be about two years. A second elevator will be installed on the north side connecting the walkway and platform levels on the Snowdon side. During the work, the station will remain accessible to customers at all times via the Vincent-D’Indy entrance building.
We expect the elevators to be operational by fall 2022. This work will require an investment of $39 million.
The Marie-Victorin building’s main entrance has also been closed since summer 2018, due to construction work on the future Édouard-Montpetit station, which will be located underneath the building, for the Réseau Express Métropolitain.
Other universal accessibility worksites
The STM aims to have 41 universally accessible stations by 2025. Currently, 16 stations are equipped with elevators. Work is also underway at 10 other stations: Angrignon, Jolicoeur, McGill, Place-des-Arts, Berri-UQAM (Green line), Préfontaine, Viau, Vendôme, Villa-Maria, and Mont-Royal.