Starting May 2, 2016, Honoré-Beaugrand métro station will undergo a major refurbishment that will see the addition of three elevators, making the transit network even more accessible.
Montréal, April 11, 2016 – Starting May 2, 2016, Honoré-Beaugrand métro station will undergo a major refurbishment that will see the addition of three elevators, making the transit network even more accessible.
« As part of the new strategic direction we have taken to improve the transit experience for customers, we have determined that the backlog in asset maintenance must first be reduced in order to achieve that goal. The work about to get underway at Honoré-Beaugrand, a station that first opened in 1976 and sees some 5.3 million transit customers passing through each year, is perfectly in line with that new direction, and will add yet another accessible station for the benefit of all customers, particularly those with limited mobility », stated Philippe Schnobb, chairman of the STM board of directors.
« We must constantly do more to provide safe and reliable service, which is at the core of quality transit mobility. Furthermore, we are pursuing our efforts to make metro installations even more accessible by retrofitting the station with three elevators. In that sense, the work about to begin at Honoré-Beaugrand station take on even more importance », added Aref Salem, responsible for transportation for the city of Montréal’s executive committee.
Indeed, the STM board of directors awarded a $19 298 298.83 M contract, including taxes, to Groupe Décarel Inc. who will be in charge of the work that will last until December 2017.
The project consists mainly of:
- Laying the groundwork for the infrastructure needed to install three elevators in the Honoré-Beaugrand Nord entrance building;
- Water-proofing the station’s underground roof;
- Refurbishing the station’s immediate vicinity (paving and lighting) and the bus loops;
- Replacing the entrance’s pivoting, butterfly-type doors and its windows;
- Installing motorized doors;
- Improving the landscaping;
- Demolishing and rebuilding slabs and staircases;
- Replacing and improving the station’s ambient lighting;
- Upgrading the drainage system;
- Refurbishing the floor slabs for all entryways and train platforms.
The work will require the closing of both bus loops and the relocation of bus stops during subsequent phases of the project. The Sherbrooke and Honoré-Beaugrand Sud entryways will also be closed at different times during some phases. Traffic will also be obstructed at times with Sherbrooke Est and Honoré-Beaugrand streets being alternately closed to circulation. To find out more about this project, go to stm.info/stm-works.
Work is made possible thanks to funding from the Ministry of Transportation, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification as part of the STM’s Réno-Infrastructures and Réno-Systèmes programs.
Once work is completed in 2017, the STM network will feature 12 accessible stations, with Montmorency, De la Concorde, Cartier, Henri-Bourassa, Jean-Talon, Champ-de-Mars, Lionel-Groulx, Côte-Vertu, Snowdon (work underway), Rosemont (work underway), Place-d’Armes (work underway) and Honoré-Beaugrand. Also, elevators are currently being installed at Viau and Vendôme stations and should be operational by 2019.
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