MONTREAL, March 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Société de transport de
Montréal (STM) wishes to inform customers that renovations being
carried out in Préfontaine station will result in the temporary closing
of the northern entrance of the station at first, from March 18 to
April 28. The southern entrance will be closed in a second phase, from
April 29 to July 14.
Since both entrances are facing each other, customers can easily gain
access to the station at any time during the entire renovation
process. No bus stops will be relocated.
The job site will begin with the complete replacement of glass plates
along with the accordion-shaped steel structure that make up the
architectural glass roof.
The STM will take the opportunity during the renovation work to make
further upgrades in the station. These improvements involve the
replacement of pivoting doors, windows, and acrylic domes, indoor and
outdoor lighting upgrades, the replacement of a concrete slab,
waterproofing membrane and granite flooring inside the south entrance.
Also, this additional work to be carried out until October will not
affect public access to the station.
This project is part of the first phase of the Réno-Infrastructures
program achieved with the financial partnership of the Québec Ministry
of Transportation and the STM.
It should be mentioned that Préfontaine station was inaugurated in 1976
and welcomes approximately 1.3 million people every year.
SOURCE: Société de transport de Montréal