Ongoing work at D'Iberville station

Project summary

Work began to install elevators at D’Iberville station as part of a project to make it universally accessible. The station will also undergo major renovations on its main entrance building.

Duration of the work: October 19, 2020 to fall 2023

Description of the work:  Elevator installation, major renovations on main entrance building

Métro impacts: The main entrance building is closed for the entire duration of the work. The secondary entrance is opened.

Bus impacts: Some bus stops are closed and relocated.

Impact on customer trips

The entrance building at D’Iberville and Jean-Talon is closed since October 19, 2020 until the end of work, which is planned for fall 2023. In spring 2020, we rearranged the turnstiles and fare booth in the secondary entrance building so that it could accommodate additional customers.

Partitions are installed on the platforms and in some areas inside the station, but they will not affect customer trips.

Making your trips easier

A stop for the 93 Jean-Talon will be added at the corner of Jean-Talon and Des Écores to serve the entrance building that will remain open throughout the work.

Impact on local residents

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Worksite update - April 3, 2023

We have finished the fill work for two of the three elevator shafts that we have to build, and the third area will be completed in the next few months. We still need to do some work in the areas located on closed streets. As such, we expect to finish the work on D’Iberville Street in late June 2023 and the work on Jean-Talon Street in August. Once the work is done on both D’Iberville and Jean-Talon, the parking signs that were present before the work started will be reinstalled.

In the currently closed main entrance building, renovations will continue until the building reopens in fall 2023. The demolition and reconstruction of the entrance building slab, floor repairs and the construction of a new booth were all tasks that could not have been done with the entrance building open. This is in addition to the entrance building roof refurbishment and the construction of a natural ventilation shaft on the roof.

The end of the work at D’Iberville station and the commissioning of the elevators are planned for fall 2023.

Due to roadblocks, the 94 D’Iberville will detour onto Écores Street and Louis-Hébert Street. We recognize the impact that this will have on residents of these streets. Rest assured that we will do everything possible to minimize inconveniences to your daily life.

The work will be done in compliance with all municipal by-laws.


Work will take place mainly during the day, but some operations may need to be conducted at night while the métro is not in use, or on weekends.

In accordance with municipal by-laws, any construction work likely to generate noise will generally be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

We are taking all measures necessary to remain within the noise limits set by municipal by-laws for all work taking place during the weekday, on the weekend and at night.

Anti-dust sheets will be installed on all the worksite partitions to limit dust dispersal.

Learn more about the project

  • Installation of three elevators and mechanical rooms for each of them
  • Expansion of the main entrance building
  • Demolition and reconstruction of the entrance building slab and refurbishment of the flooring
  • Construction of a new fare booth
  • Refurbishment of the main entrance building roof
  • Construction of a new natural ventilation shaft in the entrance building roof

D’Iberville station was created by architects Paul Brassard and Walter Warren, who had already designed Saint-Laurent station two decades earlier.

Both the station and the street get their name from Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville (1661-1706), who founded Louisiana and is known as the hero of New France.

The worksite in images

Three separate excavation areas have been set up around the main entrance building, at the corner of Jean-Talon and D’Iberville. Each area corresponds to the location of one of the elevators. Wondering why we have to dig into the street, when the elevators will be located inside the station? Well, to install the two elevators that will connect the mezzanine level to each of the platforms, we have to dig into the métro tunnel, which is located underneath Jean-Talon Street

In the two sites that connect to the platforms, we have to dig to a depth of about 16 metres underground. Before hitting the bedrock layer, we have to install retaining walls to keep the soil from collapsing in. We then use mechanical equipment to fracture the bedrock.

The metal structure can support over 30 tonnes of weight! During the excavation, it holds all the duct banks (conduits for electricity and telecommunications lines) that are normally buried underground. These conduits are placed in wooden cases and strapped securely to the metal structure. This keeps them out of the way while we dig.

The interior of the main entrance building is unrecognizable! There’s plenty of work to be done: enlarging the entrance to install one of the elevators, demolishing and rebuilding the structural slab, installing new floor finishes, redoing the roof, building a natural ventilation shaft and, finally, building a new fare booth. Of course, this work cannot be done while customers are using the entrance building, which is why it is closed during the project.

This photo shows the platform wall; the tracks are on the other side of the wooden partition. We have installed a beam to support the structure during the excavation.

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The project in images

The Accessibility program is made possible thanks to the additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments to speed up universal accessibility work with the goal of having 30 accessible métro stations by 2025.

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