Montreal to get 5 new subway stations
September 25, 2013 by STAFF REPORT
The Government of Quebec announced it will spend $1.5 billion to extend one of Montreal’s subway lines by five stations.
The new stations will add more than six kilometres to the blue line in the city’s east end, with an anticipated cost of about $250 to $300 million per kilometre, according to a Globe and Mail report.
Construction is slated to begin in two years once the financial details have been hammered out between the provincial government and Montreal’s regional transport agency.
A project office with a $38.8-million budget is being set up to map out construction of the additions to the Métro de Montréal—Canada’s second busiest subway system.
The yellow line to the south shore is expected to be the next in line for an extension.
The most recent extension took place in 2007 when three northbound stations were added to the orange line for $748 million.
The Métro also has a fourth “green” subway line, which runs east and west and is south of the blue line.