Quiz STM Works- October 2020

A quiz about our ongoing projects

Do you know the answers to the questions in this quiz about our ongoing projects? These projects are keeping us busy in different places in our network.

How much do you know about the future of public transit in Montréal? Use a pencil and paper and try to answer our questions correctly and find out! Add up your correct answers at the end to evaluate your performance.

The rail vehicles that we use for night-time tunnel and track maintenance are parked in attachment centres.

Our newest attachment centre is the Northwest Attachment Centre (NAC), which we plan to have operational in 2026. With this new centre, how many attachment centres will the métro have?

A) 2

B) 3

C) 4

D) 7

This station is a lively hub where métro users transfer between various bus lines and an exo train station. It is also used by the vast number of workers at a major medical centre. Which station is it?

A) Champ-de-Mars

B) Vendôme

C) McGill

As you read this, how many elevators are being built in the métro network?

A) 8

B) 15

C) 21

D) 33

After completion, the Pie-IX bus rapid transit (BRT) service will serve a vast area between which major streets to the north and south?

A) De la Concorde Boulevard (Laval) and Pierre-De-Coubertin Avenue (Pie-IX station)

B) Saint-Martin Boulevard (Laval) and Pierre-De-Coubertin Avenue  (Pie-IX station)

C) De la Concorde Boulevard (Laval) and Notre-Dame Street

D) Saint-Martin Boulevard (Laval) and Notre-Dame Street

Work will soon begin for an extensive renovation on this station, including the installation of four new elevators.

A) Honoré-Beaugrand

B) Beaudry

C) Pie-IX

D) Rosemont

It’s the second busiest station in the Montréal métro network and is currently undergoing major work, both inside and out. Which station is it?

A) Place-des-Arts

B) McGill

C) Henri-Bourassa

Have you noticed how many seats an AZUR train car has? (One car = the section between two accordion-style connectors.)

A) 16

B) 20

C) 32

D) 40

Where am I?

Various Montréal métro stations are currently being transformed. Do you know which stations these photos were taken in?

In one of the stations where new elevators will be installed, it was necessary to dig into the rock in order to connect the Green line platforms to the Orange line ones. This station already has other elevators in operation. Which station is it?

The new and unique entrance building for this Orange line station will be bright and glass-filled. The changes planned include moving the station agent’s fare booth and the turnstiles. At the end of this colossal project (during which the station will remain open), elevators will be installed to make the station universally accessible.

Which station is it?

While work was taking place around the entrance building, we were extremely careful not to damage the monumental artwork for which this station is famous. Do you recognize the station?

Big things are happening both inside and outside of this downtown station. When the reconstruction work is done, the station will have an entirely new entrance building, with elevators connecting its platforms to the street level, and a brand new waterproofing membrane. Which station is it?

Construction projects like this don’t happen every day. Once the work has been completed, we will be able to park about ten additional métro trains. Do you know which station is near this underground garage?

Parmi tout ce qu’il faut accomplir pour mener à bien le grand projet qui concerne cette station, on a dû pousser ce tunnel sous les rails de train qui passent à proximité de la station. Ce tunnel reliera l’important édifice qu’on voit à l’horizon, ou travaillent des milliers de personnes. Reconnaissez-vous la station dont il est question par son entourage?

One of the tasks that is necessary to complete the major project at this station is building this tunnel under the train rails running near the station. This tunnel will connect to the large building you can see on the horizon, where thousands of people work. Do you recognize the station based on its surroundings?

Gaze into the future and try to guess which construction sites are depicted as they will appear once completed.

Here is a depiction of the main entrance building at this Blue line station, after it has undergone major renovations. It will have three new elevators. Which station is it?

This Green line station with platforms not far underground will have elevators and a new entrance building located in a park. Do you recognize its distinctive architecture?

The entrance building of this Green line station will be expanded on both sides to allow for the installation of two new elevators.

Given the architecture of this Orange line station, we will have to extend the mezzanine on either side of the platforms and expand the entrance building on the western façade.

Do you recognize the station?

When work is completed on this above-ground construction site for which we are the principal contractor, we will have a new public transit system whose infrastructure will be spread over 13 km.

On which major Montréal street will this project be implemented?

For this project, our teams are working with teams from the City of Montréal and from the integrated Pie-IX BRT project. We are collaborating to align the work and keep transportation running smoothly in the area and to ensure that investments are managed properly. The City of Montréal will take advantage of the excavation phase to update underground infrastructure, while the refurbishment work on this avenue will integrate the needs of the future Pie-IX bus rapid transit (BRT) service.

Do you recognize the avenue?


Answer: C)

Construction of the Northwest Attachment Centre, which is a necessary part of the extension of the Blue line, should begin in 2021.

The other attachment centres are located:

- near Crémazie station (Youville)

- near Lionel-Groulx station (Duvernay)

- beside Viau station. Viau station is also undergoing a major expansion that will increase the production capacity of night-time worksites, reduce the travel time of vehicles on the network and increase the flexibility of logistical planning.



Answer: B)

Vendôme is near the McGill University Health Centre. Work now underway at this station will allow us to build a new accessible entrance building equipped with five new elevators.

Work underway at Champ-de-Mars station near the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montréal (CHUM) will allow us to refurbish the station’s waterproofing membrane, among other improvements. The elevators can already be used to get from the street to the station’s platforms.

Formerly, McGill station was close to the Royal Victoria Hospital, which is now part of the vast MUHC. Major work is now taking place at the station, including the addition of two elevators and a new entrance building.

Answer: D)

Angrignon : 2, Berri-UQAM (Green line) : 2, Édouard-Montpetit : 2, Jolicoeur : 2, McGill : 2, Mont-Royal : 2, Pie-IX : 4, Place-des-Arts : 3, Préfontaine : 3, Vendôme : 5, Villa-Maria : 3, Viau : 2.

Answer: D)

The final phase of this integrated project, between Pierre-De-Coubertin Avenue and Notre Dame Street, will start in 2021 and end in 2023. Work is already underway between Saint-Martin Boulevard (Laval) and Pierre-De-Coubertin Avenue (Montréal).

Answer: C)


Honoré-Beaugrand station is already equipped with elevators, which were put into service in 2019.

The major renovation work has been completed at Beaudry station.

At Rosemont station, a new entrance building with three new elevators was installed in 2017. To take advantage of the construction site for the Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM), replacement of Rosemont station’s waterproofing membrane will begin in 2021.

Answer: B)

McGil station

Answer: C)

A middle car has 28 fixed seats and four fold-down seats. An end car (at the front and back of the train) has 22 fixed seats, two fold-down seats, two spaces for wheelchairs and a number of back rests.

Answer: Berri-UQAM

This photo was taken during installation work for the elevators that will soon be operating on the Green line. The Orange line platforms at Berri-Uqam are already served by elevators.

Answer: Mont-Royal

Here you can see the extent of the excavation zone. We dug to approximately a 14 m depth in the ground to be able to install the new elevators.

Answer: Champ-de-Mars

Replacement work on the waterproofing membrane required ground excavation around the station’s entrance building, near Marcelle Ferron’s stained-glass windows. An external partition was put in place to protect this work of art. The station will once again have the lighting that makes it so unique, once work is finished and Place des Montréalaises, next to the station, has been completed.

Answer: Côte-Vertu

This photo shows the construction site for the Côte-Vertu underground garage.

Answer: Vendôme

Station users will be able to use this tunnel to reach the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) buildings. When construction is finished, five elevators will make it much easier to get around inside this intermodal hub which connects the exo train station, Vendôme métro station and the MUHC.

Answer: D’Iberville

Answer: Préfontaine

Answer: Jolicoeur

Answer: Villa-Maria

Answer: Pie-IX Boulevard

The integrated Pie-IX bus rapid transit (BRT) project is progressing smoothly. This image shows one of the 20 stations that passengers will be using (this one is at the corner of De Castille Street).

Answer: Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue, in the Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough

This image shows the avenue once the project is completed, seen from the Esplanade at the Olympic Park near Pie-IX station.

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You’re an expert on the Montréal métro. Even if a construction site is happening, you’re able to find your way around. Share this quiz with your friends to find out whether they can do better!

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Bravo! You’re familiar with your métro, although construction projects might confuse you a little. Compare your answers with other users like you!

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It’s true: construction work changes the look of a station. When each project is finished, however, you’ll find the métro environment is even better for getting around.

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