Due to the pandemic’s closure of construction sites, the STM (Société de transport de Montréal) has announced that its scheduled three-month closure of the Côte-Vertu metro station will be delayed until summer 2021.
Originally, Côte-Vertu’s underground garage was slated to be renovated, resulting in a 12-week closure. The construction work would have essentially closed the popular Orange Line station for the entire summer.
Part of the project included a track switch which would allow for a 25% increase of train frequency during rush hour.
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The postponement is not expected to “significantly impact” the project’s overall budget and schedule, says the STM, as the garage is still expected to be fully operational by 2022.
— STM (@stm_nouvelles) April 20, 2020
“Work will resume on the construction site as soon as the STM receives authorization from the Government of Quebec,” says the STM’s news release.