Montreal, December 13, 2006 - Most of the testing and connection work needed to install a new signalling system, in addition to
Henri-Bourassa and Sauvé métro stations
will be open to public transit users
Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17
Montreal, December 13, 2006 - Most of the testing and connection work needed to install a new signalling system, in addition to telecommunications and control process equipment required to operate the métro to Laval, was successfully completed last weekend by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), as mandated by the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT).
“Thanks to the excellent work carried out by STM staff in charge and to the AMT’s support and cooperation, I am pleased to inform our clients that, contrary to our initial expectations, both Henri-Bourassa and Sauvé stations will be open and accessible next Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17,” declared the Chairman of the STM Board of Directors, Claude Trudel, earlier today.
“As for the temporary shuttle service organized by the STM, a survey of some 155 clients show that 81% are satisfied with it, something the STM can take pride in,” concluded the Chairman.
“The métro extension project to Laval is going remarkably well. Last week, we announced that phase four of construction work was completed and that the last phase, preparations for implementing service, is about to begin. We are very pleased with the tests carried out last weekend, and we are confident that the combined expertise of the STM and AMT will very soon lead to the introduction of safe, quality public transportation services for the benefit of all transit users,” added AMT president, Joël Gauthier.
Lastly, in order to maintain transit service, any residual installation work will be carried out at night, when the métro is not running.
The STM wishes to thank its clients for their understanding and to remind them to call STM-INFO (514 786-4636) or consult the STM system map or website at (www.stm.info) for more useful transit information when planning their transportation.
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