Expansion of three existing bus garages

Expansion of three bus garages underway

The project to expand the Saint-Laurent, Anjou and Legendre bus garages is one of the STM’s strategies for accommodating the 300 new hybrid buses that will start arriving in 2020. The bus garages are used to park and maintain our buses.

The three expansions are yet another step toward the electrification of our bus network. We are already thinking about our future needs by planing space for the equipment required to maintain and charge electric buses.

Work began on the three bus garages in August 2019 and is due to be completed in 2021. The bus garages will, however, be able to house the new buses as soon as indoor bus parking is ready in 2021.

Latest news (July 2021) :

As planned, the parking lots of the three bus garages can now accommodate the 160 hybrid buses we received!

Saint-Laurent bus garage

Expanding the Saint-Laurent bus garage will allow us to add 52 of the 300 additional hybrid buses to our current fleet as of 2020. Hybrid buses have a 30% fuel economy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and are quieter than diesel buses. Adding these buses will allow us to enhance the bus service.

The Saint-Laurent bus garage is located at the corner of Cousens and Thimens. The expansion will be built in the employee parking lot, which will be moved underground.

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Work on the bus garage is complete (phase 1). We will begin refurbishing the interior of the existing bus maintenance facilities (phase 2 and 3). Worksite trailers will remain, and some activities will be carried out outside on the bus garage premises.

The work will be carried out in three phases:

Phase 1 (summer 2019 to spring 2021): completed

  • Expansion of indoor parking spaces to house 52 additional buses
  • Expansion of the mechanical workshop
  • Addition of offices and spaces on 2nd floor
  • Construction of underground parking for employees

Phases 2 and 3 (2021):

  • Refurbishment of existing interior facilities for bus maintenance

During the work, buses will enter and exit on Chemin du Bois-Franc. Once the expansion is complete, buses will enter on Cousens Street.

The new building will be designed to incorporate several sustainable development principles. The choice of materials, the more natural light due to larger windows, and reduced water consumption are some sustainable development features of the new building.

This project also contributes to reducing heat islands. Around 15 additional trees are to be planted on site. The expansion, with its white and green roof, replaces an area that was previously entirely asphalted.

The equipment integrated into the facilities will be subject to strict regulations regarding noise levels and will comply with the standards set by the borough. The buses that will be added to the garage will be hybrid buses, which are quieter than diesel buses.

Legendre bus garage

Expanding the Legendre bus garage will allow us to add 56 of the 300 additional hybrid buses to our current fleet as of 2020. Hybrid buses have a 30% fuel economy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and are quieter than diesel buses. Adding these buses will allow us to enhance the bus service.

The Legendre bus garage is located on Legendre Street East with access onto Saint-Laurent Boulevard. The expansion will be built in a part of the employee parking lot.

The first phase of work, which started in summer 2019, ended in early 2021. During this phase, we expanded the indoor parking lot to house 56 additional buses, made the mechanical workshop larger and redid the outdoor employee parking lot.

We are now beginning the second phase of work, which consists in refurbishing the existing indoor bus maintenance facilities. This phase is scheduled to end in spring 2021.

The new building will be designed to incorporate several sustainable development principles. The choice of materials, the more natural light due to larger windows, and reduced water consumption are some sustainable development features of the new building.

This project also contributes to reducing heat islands. The greening rate of the entire Legendre site will increase from 9% to 15%. Around 30 additional trees will be planted as part of the landscaping measures in the outside parking lot. The expansion will also have a green roof replacing an area that was previously entirely asphalted.

The equipment integrated into the facilities will be subject to strict regulations regarding noise levels and will comply with the standards set by the borough. The buses that will be added to the garage will be hybrid buses, which are quieter than diesel buses.

 

Anjou bus garage

Project summary

Expanding the Anjou bus garage will allow us to add 52 of the 300 additional hybrid buses to our current fleet as of 2020. Hybrid buses have a 30% fuel economy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and are quieter than diesel buses. Adding these buses will allow us to enhance the bus service.

The Anjou bus garage is located on Larrey Street. The expansion will be built in the employee parking lot, which will be moved underground.

Learn more about the project

The work will be carried out in three phases:

Phase 1 (summer 2019 to spring 2021): completed

  • Expansion of indoor parking spaces to house 52 additional buses
  • Expansion of the mechanical workshop
  • Addition of offices and spaces on the second floor
  • Construction of underground parking for employees

Phases 2 and 3 (2021):

  • Refurbishment of interior of existing bus maintenance facilities
Texte important

Work on the bus garage is complete (phase 1). We will begin refurbishing the interior of the existing bus maintenance facilities (phase 2 and 3).

The new building that is to be constructed incorporates several sustainable development principles. The choice of materials, the importance of natural light due to larger windows, and reduced water consumption are some sustainable development features of the new building.

This project also contributes to reducing heat islands. The expansion, with its white and green roof, replaces an area that was previously entirely asphalted.

The equipment integrated into the facilities will be subject to strict rules regarding noise levels and will comply with the standards set by the borough. The buses that will be added at the garage will be hybrid buses, which are quieter than diesel buses.

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