Work at Saint-Michel station

Project summary

The work at Saint-Michel station started in March 2024. Although these renovations take place over two years, they will only affect one entrance building at a time, thereby keeping the station open and limiting the impact on customers.

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Duration of the work: March 11, 2024, to December 2025

Description of the work: Station renovations

Métro impacts: The main entrance building (east entrance) is closed for 13 months. Access to the station, which will remain open throughout, will be through the secondary entrance building (west entrance).

Bus impacts: The 41 Quartier Saint-Michel/Ahuntsic eastbound bus stop will be relocated during the work.

Impact on customer trips

Main entrance building closure

The station remains open throughout the work, but the main entrance building is closed since March 11, 2024. You can access the station and the métro network through the secondary entrance building. For your safety, please follow the signs and use the pedestrian walkway at the intersection.

Bus service

The 41 Quartier Saint-Michel/Ahuntsic eastbound bus stop is relocated during the renovations. The temporary stop is located on the west side of Saint-Michel Boulevard, on the same side as the secondary entrance building.

Impact on the station

  • Partitions will be installed on the platforms and in some areas inside the station, but they will not affect customer trips.
  • One of the escalators between the fare booth and mezzanine levels is out of service due to work being done underneath it. The escalator next to it will be set to go up. The escalators are scheduled to return to normal in fall 2024.

Impact on local residents

The vast majority of the work will be done inside the station.

Work schedule

Any construction work likely to generate noise will generally be scheduled between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some work may continue over weekends, in accordance with municipal by-laws. Also, some work must absolutely be done outside of métro service hours and may be carried out at night.

Learn more about the project

What type of work will be done?

  • Demolition and reconstruction of the concrete slab for the entrance building
  • Demolition and reconstruction of the concrete slab for the secondary entrance building
  • Demolition and reconstruction of two staircases
  • Resurfacing of the exterior slab
  • Refurbishment of mechanical rooms
  • Concrete repair work in the natural ventilation shaft
  • Saint-Michel station was inaugurated on June 11, 1986, and welcomed its first passengers on June 16 of that year. At its peak, it recorded around 4.5 million boardings. In 2022, it ranked 18th out of 68 stations in terms of ridership.
  • Saint-Michel station has been the eastern terminus of the Blue line since it opened in June 1986, almost 40 years ago. It was originally built as a temporary last stop while the future Blue line was being mapped out.
  • Saint-Michel station was designed by architects Roy E. LeMoyne and Michel Lapointe of LeMoyne & Associés. The same firm had previously designed Jarry station on the Orange line.
  • On the station platforms, four illuminated panels draw the gaze of commuters. Like large windows in the middle of the vaulted part of the station, these glass panels reveal colourful artworks in four distinct styles by four different artists: Marcelin Cardinal, Charles Lemay, Lauréat Marois and Normand Moffat.

This work is made possible thanks to funding provided by the Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable du Québec.

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