MONTREAL, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Société de transport de
Montréal (STM) is continuing its efforts to provide universal
accessibility within its métro system. Starting mid-October, work will
be undertaken to install three elevators at the Snowdon station, thus
optimizing travel for customers with functional limitations.
The Snowdon station, through which 3.8 million people passed in 2012, is
one of the stations targeted to have elevators installed under the
2012-2015 Universal Accessibility Plan. It was selected based on the
evaluation criteria set out by the Montréal métro accessibility
committee: ridership, intermodality, fair distribution of projects
throughout the service area, and local surroundings (hospitals,
schools, tourism, culture, etc.). Snowdon will become the 10th
To continue providing high-quality service and upgrade the building, the
work, which will last approximately 28 months, will also include
renovating the main entrance, the fare payment area, and various floors
of the building, replacing electrical equipment, enlarging the building
and reinforcing the foundations.
The Snowdon station will remain open during the work. A safe pedestrian
walkway will be created on Queen-Mary Road to facilitate access to the
station. Automobile traffic will be somewhat affected as street
sections will be closed off, including Westbury Avenue between Queen
Mary Road and Dornal Avenue, half of Dornal Avenue and one lane of
Queen-Mary Road in front of the station. Stops on lines 51 and 166 will
be relocated to the east side of the Snowdon station.
This work is made possible through the financial support of Transports
For more details on the work being done at the Snowdon station, please
visit the STM's website at http://www.stm.info/en/info/service-updates/stm-works.
SOURCE: Société de transport de Montréal