Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced a CAD 1.3 billion (USD 991.3 million) federal funding for Montréal Metro’s Blue line extension. The funding will also support the construction of two bus terminals and a new park-and-ride with 1,200 spaces.
The project envisages the construction of a 6-km tunnel section and 5 new stations connecting the current Saint-Michel station to Anjou. The project also includes the construction of a depot, one power station, and one centre for infrastructure maintenance, 6 auxiliary structures housing operational equipment.
CAD 3.9 billion (USD 3 billion) is the estimated value of the project and it is expected that the new section will be opened in 2026.
Geotechnical testing consists of two phases, and, as part of the preparatory work, geotechnical tests have begun along the corridor between Saint-Michel métro station and Highway 25 in Anjou.
After completion, more than 17,000 new people will have access to the metro and benefit from more reliable, effective, and accessible service.
“It’s a big day for Montréal and for Montrealers. By investing in the Blue line extension, we’re making a real difference in the lives of families, while creating good jobs and building a greener Montréal,” Trudeau said.