Ongoing work at Snowdon station

Project summary

We will be carrying out various renovations to update and refurbish some of the equipment and facilities at Snowdon station. Once the work is completed, many of the improvements will have a positive impact on customers.

Duration of the work: December 4, 2023 to March 2025

Description of the work:

Work in customer-accessible areas:

  • Refurbishment of three staircases
  • Replacement of floor tile sections
  • Refurbishment of lighting and addition of fixtures on the upper platform
  • Refurbishment of gutters and the water pipe system
  • Installation of foot grilles to catch water and snow
  • Refurbishment of the spandrel above the stairs between the fare booth level and the upper platform
  • Landscaping on Dornal Street

Work in non-customer-accessible areas:

  • Refurbishment of a slab in an equipment room
  • Electromechanical work in some areas
  • Structural repairs and injections to seal cracks
  • Work on power supply equipment including upgrades
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The work will have no impact on the bus stops, métro service or elevators at the station.

Impact on customer trips

The following will impact customer trips between December 2023 and the end of the project.

  • The staircase between the fare booth level and the upper platforms will be closed for about five months. The escalators will remain accessible.
  • The staircases between street level and the fare booth level will be closed. They will be closed one at a time, with the adjacent staircase remaining open.
  • Temporary partitions will be set up in various places on the upper platform. Signage will be posted to help customers navigate the station.

Impact on local residents

The vast majority of the work will be done inside the station. However, some work will be carried out on the exterior wall facing Dornal Street.

Learn more about the project

  • Structural repairs
  • New granite finish
  • Floor drain additions
  • Foot grille additions
  • Handrail improvements

Foot grilles addition :

In winter, snow and de-icing products get tracked into the station and damage the stairs and granite tiles over time. Foot grilles will be added in certain areas to catch snow and salt, preventing them from getting tracked around inside the station.

  • Removal and reinstallation of the brick wall
  • Structural repairs
  • Injection of sealant into cracks
  • Gutter repairs
  • Channelling of water infiltrations
  • Replacement of features damaged by water, snow and de-icing products
  • Refurbishment of two staircases
  • Replacement of granite floor tiles
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Installation of foot grilles to catch water and snow
  • Structural repairs
  • Crack repairs and sealant injections
  • Lighting and sound system refurbishments in the central corridor
  • Crack repairs and sealant injections
  • Gutter repairs
  • Structural repairs as needed

What are the gutters?
The gutters used are pipes installed along the joints of the vaulted ceilings. On average, there are 16 to 18 of these gutters per station, depending on the architecture. They are an important part of the drainage system and work by channeling the water away from the station.

Where does all the water come from?
It is mostly rainwater and water naturally occurring in the ground below Montréal. The City of Montréal’s sewage system also tends to leak. When it does, a certain amount of that water inevitably ends up in the métro.

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