Outremont métro station closed January 10 to August 19, 2022 : Shuttle service will mitigate impact of closure

Press release

Due to the major renovation project and accessibility updates at Outremont station, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will have to close the station from January 10 to August 19, 2022, inclusive.

The work began in January 2021 and consists of:

  • Installing three elevators in the station
  • Refurbishing the structural slab
  • Replacing the waterproofing membrane of the station’s underground roof
  • Replacing the exterior covering, windows and floor finishes
  • Enhancing the lighting
  • Installing new signage
  • Adding motorized butterfly doors
  • Replacing the entrance building roof
  • Adding a natural ventilation shaft on the entrance building roof

As the STM established during planning, closing the station is necessary for this phase of the work. Outremont station has only one entrance building, and it would be impossible to safely conduct work such as replacing the entrance building slab while customers continue to use the station. Moreover, the closure will allow us to complete some of the work more quickly. For example, replacing the floor finishes would take longer if it were done with the station open.

The Outremont station renovation and accessibility project, which will cost $53 million, will continue until December 2023. 

Mitigation measures

As with any closure, the STM will ensure that adequate mitigation measures are implemented to better serve its customers. In this case, a shuttle bus to Acadie station (line 805) will run every 6 minutes on weekdays and every 7 to 10 minutes on weekends.

Between Outremont and Édouard-Montpetit stations, the existing lines (51-Édouard-Montpetit and 119 – Rockland) can also be taken.

Outremont is the ninth station to be closed for major renovations after Côte-Vertu (2021), Beaudry (2018), Beaubien (2015), Jolicoeur (2013), Villa-Maria (2011), Côte-Sainte-Catherine (2010), Charlevoix (2009) and Georges-Vanier (2008).

Public information session

The STM will hold a virtual public information session on December 8, 2021, to discuss the closure of the Outremont station. To register or learn more about the project, visitstm.info/outremont

Outremont by the numbers

  • 60th busiest station in the network out of 68
  • 1,604,493 boardings in 2019
  • Commissioned on January 4, 1988