Montréal, August 31, 2011 The STM is pleased to inform transit users that Villa-Maria station will be accessible once again on Tuesday, September 6, when métro service normally begins, as originally planned. The renovations took 13 weeks, and were made necessary to ensure the soundness of installations and to considerably increase the building’s service life.
The shuttle service provided while work was underway between Villa-Maria, Snowdon and Côte-Sainte-Catherine stations will end Monday night, September 5 at 1:30 a.m. when the métro shuts down for the night.
Renovations carried out between June 6 and September 5, 2011, were part of Phase II of the Réno-Stations program, for which Transports Québec is the STM’s financial partner.
The work consisted mainly in demolishing the station’s structural concrete slab and pouring a new one, adding a water-proofing membrane, repairing staircases and adding contrasting yellow edge-stripping to increase accessibility, repairing floor finishes, installing new windows, replacing and upgrading the entrance building’s indoor and outdoor lighting, as well as repairing paved areas around the station’s exits.