Du Collège metro station is located on the intersection of Du Collège Street and Décarie Boulevard. This station on the Montreal metro system’s orange line was inaugurated in January 1984. Approximately 10,000 passengers pass through Du Collège metro station daily. Collège de Saint-Laurent is nearby.
During the winter of 2017, two elevators were installed in the metro station to make the station accessible to persons with reduced mobility. In order to do so, the northern subway-entrance shelter had to be expanded. The works on this major project were staggered, took over 12 months and cost the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) approximately $10 million.
Groupe Brosseau Vitrerie installed elevator shafts made up of curtain wall systems. The glass frames used were each 46 feet high. The team was put to the test when it came to transporting materials and equipment, due to restricted access to the underground work site.
The STM’s ambitious universal accessibility development plan provides for the addition of 14 additional elevators in the Montreal metro system by 2022, which will make the system accessible to all.
Works carried out
Céleb Construction Ltd.