Since 2013, weary passengers have had to endure the ongoing construction and renovation at Snowdon metro station, but will finally see that the result was worth waiting for.
All three elevators now are functioning at that station on the Orange line, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has announced. Philippe Schnobb, STM board chairman, says making the metro more accessible is a priority for the transit Corp.
“Our work will continue toward that end.” Installing elevators at Snowdon metro station reflects the borough’s health-conscious orientation, says Russell Copeman, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough mayor. “One of our goals is to increase universal access in our public spaces.” Renovations included redesigning the main entrance, replacing electrical equipment, and reinforcing the building’s foundations.
The project cost $38.4 million, with three quarters funded by Quebec’s Transport Department. The other nine stations that now have elevators on the Orange line are Montmorency, de la Concorde, Cartier, Henri-Bourassa, Berri-UQAM, Lionel-Groulx, Côte-Vertu, Champ-de-Mars, and Jean-Talon.