Atwater on track to become eleventh accessible station on the Green line


Work to install two elevators at Atwater station begins today. The project, which is expected to last until December, puts Atwater station on track to become the eleventh accessible station on the Green line.

The work will have very little impact on customers because the elevator shafts were built between 2019 and 2021, when the station’s waterproofing membrane was replaced. For both operations, the entire station roof had to be cleared, which is why the elevator shafts were built while the membrane replacement work was going on.

The elevators will be operational by the end of 2024, making it easier for people to move around the station. With approximately 5.9 million boardings per year, Atwater is the sixth busiest station in the network. The addition of elevators will benefit a wide range of customers, including those with functional limitations, families with young children, the elderly, and those travelling with luggage.

Accessibility work in the métro 

We are currently installing elevators in four other stations: Outremont, Place-Saint-Henri, Berri-UQAM (Yellow line) and Édouard-Montpetit.

 The STM has tripled the number of accessible stations since 2016 thanks to accessibility funding from various levels of government. It wants to continue doing so and is working to make 41 stations accessible by 2030, if funding allows.