Two new elevators are commissioned at Angrignon station.
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing the commissioning of two new elevators at Angrignon station, the 24th accessible station in the métro network. It is also the first accessible station west of Lionel-Groulx on the Green line.
With connections to 11 STM bus lines, the Angrignon terminus station is a major transportation hub for western Montréal and a gateway to the métro network. The addition of these elevators will benefit not only customers with functional limitations but also families with young children, elderly people, and travellers using this station.
“For a terminus as important as Angrignon, accessibility is crucial to the inclusion of disabled people and seniors in public life,” says Laurence Parent, Borough Councillor for the De Lorimier district and Vice-Chair of the STM Board of Directors. “A large portion of Montréal’s west end residents will now have access to the entire city.”
From left to right: M. Sylvain Le May, Paratransit users' representative on STM's Board of directors, M. Éric Alan Caldwell, President of STM's Board of Directors, and Mme Laurence Parent,Borough Councillor for the De Lorimier district and Vice-Chair of the STM Board of Directors.
Launched in 2019 with an $18 million price tag, the accessibility upgrade also involved a station expansion, which provided an opportunity to replace the station’s curtain walls and improve its waterproofing.
New artwork was also unveiled with the upgrades. The piece, Les Boîtes vivantes by Shelley Miller, was selected through a public art competition as per the Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics. Installed on each platform, the ceramic photo series features Parc Angrignon’s Quartiers d’hiver, which for many years housed the animals of Parc La Fontaine’s Jardin de merveilles during the winter.
2022: an important year for the accessibility of métro stations
“This year, the STM’s accessibility program has made considerable headway in our métro network,” says Éric Alan Caldwell, Chair of the STM Board of Directors, “with a total of five stations updated to improve accessibility and better meet the transportation needs of all our customers. It is important to us to keep up this great momentum and continue at this rate to have 30 accessible stations by 2025.”
There are currently seven other station accessibility worksites active. The STM is currently working to determine the next steps in the program, based on the feasibility of the infrastructure projects, asset maintenance needs, and available funding.
The Accessibility program is made possible through the additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments to speed up accessibility work.
Click on the image to download it in high resolution. Photo credits: Julien Perron-Gagné.
Artist Shelley Miller.
Les Boîtes vivantes by Shelley Miller.
Angrignon metro station.