Monday, May 29, 2023

Works in Metro | Blue Line has been fully reopened

Service resumed on the entire Blue Line of the Montreal Metro after late Sunday night work, which had to be extended ahead of schedule.

A few minutes before 7 p.m., at which time the stations were to reopen after being closed all day, the Société de Transports de Montréal (STM) announced that it had to extend the closure due to “work-related constraints” in Édouard. It was lying Montpetit station.

At 9:15 p.m., service was finally able to resume along the entire line.

STM said the established shuttle service has been extended until about 11 p.m. to compensate for the closure of all stations west of the park. This special line 809 provides service between Snowdon and Jean-Talon stations, stopping at each station on the Blue Line.

The work that took place on Sunday was mainly related to the Edouard-Montpetit metro station. Two elevators had to be installed there to reach the landing in both directions of the subway so that it became 27.I The station will be universally accessible in Montreal.

However, the location of the track equipment necessary for the reversal of trains, forcing the closure of other stations that day, was reported to the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) on 21 April.

Acadie, Outremont, Édouard-Montpetit, Université-de-Montréal, Côte-des-Neiges and Snowdon stations therefore could not accommodate users and trains between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays, a schedule that was eventually changed to a had to be extended for a few hours due to construction delays.

This new unexpected delay comes less than a week after the announcement of the closure of a long section on the Green Line due to visible cracks in the tunnel vault between Saint-Laurent and Berry-UQAM stations.

STM finally announced the resumption of service on this section at 5 am the next day.

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