Côte-Vertu garage project: Côte-Vertu station to close from May 29 to August 22 for track switch installation

Press release

As part of the Côte-Vertu garage project, the Société de transport de Montréal must close Côte-Vertu station from May 29 to August 22, inclusive, in order to install a track switch ahead of the station. This switch will increase train frequency by up to 25% on the Orange line at peak periods. Mitigation measures will be implemented to minimize inconveniences caused by the station closure.

While the station is closed, the STM will conduct work that cannot be performed while the station is operational, including:

  • Track removal and excavation of the invert
  • Installation and commissioning of the track switch
  • Addition of signalling equipment

Launched in 2017 and 77% complete, the Côte-Vertu garage project involves building an underground garage to house ten additional métro trains, as well as three above-ground buildings needed to operate the garage.

The balancing out of the number of train storage spaces at each end of the Orange line will provide operational flexibility for adding trains, support the expected growth in ridership in the coming years and increase the offer of service to keep pace with the extension of the Blue line.

The garage commissioning is planned for 2022. The other work to be completed includes:

  • Construction of three above-ground buildings
  • Finalization of concrete work
  • Installation of equipment needed to operate the garage
  • Installation of tracks and switches
  • Exterior landscaping

With a $492.3M price tag, this major project is funded by the governments of Québec and Canada.

Project details: Côte-Vertu | Société de transport de Montréal (stm.info)

Mitigation measures

Shuttle 810: Special high-frequency bus line linking Côte-Vertu and Du Collège stations

Bus 64 Grenet: Regular line extended to Du Collège station, in addition to buses 17 Décarie and 72 Alfred-Nobel, which already serve both stations

Bus 470 Express Pierrefonds: Regular line rerouted to Du Collège station, with addition of bus-to-bus transfer stops

Customers with limited mobility are invited to use buses 64 and 17 during the closure. These lines will stop at the north entrance building of Du Collège station, which is equipped with elevator service.

As the stations are approximately 900 metres apart, active transportation may also be used.

Additionally, shuttle 968, which was put in place as part of the REM project for the closure of the Mont-Royal tunnel, will be rerouted to De La Savane station from May 29 to August 22. Afterwards, it will return to Côte-Vertu station.

Virtual information session

Residents who wish to learn more about the project or the station closure can attend a virtual information session on April 27, 2021. To register: Côte-Vertu | Société de transport de Montréal (stm.info)

Key facts about Côte-Vertu station

  • Sixth-busiest station in the network
  • Nearly 30,000 boardings per weekday (pre-pandemic)
  • Over 8,215,000 boardings per year (pre-pandemic)
  • 23 bus lines, including 19 STM lines, 3 STL lines and 1 exo line