South segment of the Deux-Montagnes line: the ARTM and its partners facilitate the use of mitigation measures
Starting on June 25, 2018, construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) will require one of the two railway tracks on the south segment of the Deux-Montagnes line to be closed. The closing of the track will result in the cancellation of certain departures on the Deux-Montagnes line and the scheduling of adjustments to the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines.
Specifically, this means:
The cancellation of three departures in the direction of the peak rush and one departure in the opposite direction on the Deux-Montagnes line, namely:
- Train 914 > leaving the Roxboro-Pierrefonds station at 8:35 a.m. to Central Station
- Train 902 > leaving the Bois-Franc station at 9:00 a.m. to Central Station
- Train 915 > leaving Central Station at 4:05 p.m. to Roxboro-Pierrefonds station
- Train 952 > leaving the Deux-Montagnes station at 5:20 p.m. to Central Station
Modifications to the schedule for the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines:
- 23 departures will be modified in both directions on the Deux-Montagnes line
- Three departures will be modified in both directions on the Mascouche line
Increased alternative public transport services
In light of the REM work starting on June 25, 2018, the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM)—together with Mobilité Montréal, Exo and the STM—will increase bus services operating in strategic areas of the affected sectors in an effort to accommodate all users who wish to use an alternative mode of public transport.
To make up for the cancellation of the departure of the peak evening rush on the Deux-Montagnes line (train 952 at 5:20 p.m.), a shuttle will run from the Grand-Moulin and Deux-Montagnes stations to the Montmorency metro station.
For its part, the STM will increase bus services operating in the affected sectors to accommodate customers who wish to use an alternative mode of public transport.
These measures are in addition to those announced on March 28 and on April 25.
“Trial OPUS” with TRAIN fares to help pass holders transition
The ARTM and its partners are taking measures in anticipation of the closing of the Mount Royal Tunnel and the service stoppage between Du Ruisseau station and Central Station in early 2020. On June 19 and 21, they will be offering a 10-ticket “trial OPUS” card.
As such, yearly and monthly TRAIN pass holders for the Deux-Montagnes line will be able to use these tickets between June 25 and July 6, 2018. These measures will help users as they transition to a new commuting routine, enabling them to determine the public transit services that best suit their needs within the Exo, Société de transport de Laval (STL) and Société de transport de Montréal (STM) networks.
Overview of the work
Construction of the REM on the Deux-Montagnes line requires a significant transformation and modernization of the existing infrastructure. Isolating the south segment between the future Station de Correspondance A40 and the Mount Royal Tunnel will involve closing one of the two railway tracks; the goal is to create a safe work area and minimize the impact and the duration of the work.
For the period during which the south segment will be closed, NouvLR will be performing the construction work for the future Mount Royal and Canora stations, including the construction of retaining walls, the demolition of existing platforms, the removal of tracks on part of the segment, hydraulic jacking, the construction of foundations and of the structure on the south side of the stations.
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