“Constraints related to the works” in the stations of the blue line force their closure for an “indefinite” period.
This was announced Sunday evening by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), a few minutes before 7 p.m., the time at which the stations were to reopen after being closed all day.
The shuttle service set up to compensate for the closure of all stations located west of Parc continues, said the STM. This special line 809 offers service between Snowdon and Jean-Talon stations, stopping at each station on the blue line.
The work taking place on Sunday mainly concerns the Édouard-Montpetit metro station. Two elevators to reach the landings in both directions of the metro were to be installed there so that it would become the 27th station to be universally accessible in Montreal.
However, the location of track devices, necessary for the reversal of trains, forced the closure of other stations that day, had indicated the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) on April 21.
The Acadie, Outremont, Édouard-Montpetit, Université-de-Montréal, Côte-des-Neiges and Snowdon stations could therefore not accommodate users and trains between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, a schedule now expected to be extended For an undetermined time “.
This new unforeseen delay comes less than a week after the announcement of the closure, also for an indefinite period, of a long segment on the green line due to cracks that appeared in the roof of the tunnel between the Saint-Laurent and Berri-UQAM.
The STM had finally announced the resumption of service on this segment the next day, at 5 a.m.