Temporary closing of Frontenac métro station
Montreal, 25 October 2005 - In order to carry out major infrastructure work, the STM has no other choice but to close Frontenac métro station during seven consecutive weekends, from November 4 to December 18, 2005. The station will be closed from 10 p.m. on Fridays, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday.
During these periods, métro service will be provided as usual, but the trains will not be stopping at Frontenac. Transit users whose point of departure or destination is at that station will have to use either Papineau or Pr�fontaine stations instead, where a shuttle service will be available. Buses will run every 15 minutes prior to 10:30 a.m. and after 6 p.m. In between, the interval will be shortened to 10 minutes.
Frontenac station will be open during regular hours on weekdays and will only close at 10 p.m. on Friday night. Clients will have to use a temporary entrance on the west side of the station, on Frontenac Street, as the entrance from du Havre Street will also be closed. The fare control booth and turnstiles will be relocated on the lower level.
For transit users who usually take the bus to reach Frontenac station, the STM recommends that they go to another métro station on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. For example, those who use the 85 – Hochelaga, it would be better to use Pr�fontaine station. As for those who travel on the 94 – D’Iberville, they would be well-advised to instead use other bus routes converging on the métro’s Orange line :
the 97 – Mont-Royal to Mont-Royal station;
the 27 – Boulevard Saint-Joseph and 47 – Masson to Laurier station;
the 197 – Rosemont to Rosemont station.
The STM apologizes to transit users for any inconvenience resulting from this situation and appreciates their patience and understanding. When planning their transportation during this period, customers can call STM-INFO (786-4636) or consult the STM system map or website (www.stm.info) for more useful information.
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