Montréal, May 26, 2011 The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) advises transit users it will temporarily close the north entrance to Du Collège métro station to carry out major renovations from May 30 to August 28.
During that time, renovations will consist mainly of demolishing and rebuilding the entrance building’s structural slab, adding a waterproofing membrane, repairing staircases and floor finishes, and installing new windows.
Although no bus route detours are planned, passengers who want to take the 128 – Ville-Saint-Laurent will have to exit the station from the south side (Cartier exit) and walk along Décarie to the north entrance, as the 128 bus stop is located next to it. Transit users can also take either a 17 – Décarie or 72 – Alfred-Nobel bus.
Residants who live close to the north entrance and walk to the station will have to walk a little further to reach the south side entrance, at the corner of Décarie and Cartier. They can also take either the 17 – Décarie or 72 – Alfred–Nobel bus at the stop located on Décarie boulevard at the corner of du Collège.
Acknowledging that its customers will need to change some of their commuting habits, the STM wants to reassure transit users that it has taken all the necessary measures to ensure their safety and minimize the inconvenience.
The renovations are part of Phase II of the Réno-Stations program, with Transports Québec and the STM as financial partners for its implementation.