As part of its asset maintenance, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will undertake a major refurbishment of Beaudry métro station, requiring its closure from October 1, 2018, to June 2, 2019.
The project involves refurbishment of the station’s architecture (wall finishes and stairs), structure, building mechanics and electricity, including lighting and signage. The waterproofing membrane, which covers part of the station’s roof located under Beaudry Street, will also be replaced. This civil engineering work will require the closure of Beaudry Street for five months in spring 2019.
Due to its deep, long and narrow configuration, this station has a high level of technical complexity, which explains why there is still no plan to install elevators here. This unique layout means that the station must be closed as it would be impossible to perform the work while operating the station. As of today, the worksite will be visible around the station, which will remain open until October 1, 2018.
Mitigation measures implemented
As for any closure, the STM will ensure that adequate mitigation measures will be implemented to better serve its customers. For example, a shuttle service to Papineau and Berri-UQAM stations will be offered, as well as regular service of the 15 Sainte-Catherine bus.
Beaudry is the seventh station to be closed for major refurbishment work after Beaubien (2015), Jolicoeur (2013), Villa-Maria (2011), Côte-Sainte-Catherine (2010), Charlevoix (2009) and Georges-Vanier (2008).
These closures took place during summer as ridership is lower. However, the STM did not want to disrupt activities surrounding the pedestrianization of Sainte-Catherine Street during such a busy time for tourists.
Beaudry in numbers
- 60th busiest station in the system out of 68
- 1,497,144 boardings in 2017
- 4,726 boardings per average weekday in 2017
- 19 months of work, including 8 months of closure
- $23.3 million in project costs