Montreal Metro Blue Line Extension gets official go-ahead
Montreal Metro Blue Line Extension – After decades of rumours and just talking about it – it’s finally official. Today, Friday April 9th 2018, Premier Philippe Couillard, joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mayor Valerie Plante, made the announcement that the Montreal metro’s blue line will be extended.
The 5.8 kilometres extension of the metro in the city’s end will include five stops through the boroughs St-Léonard and Anjou (roughly lining up with Jean-Talon Blvd, with stations located on Pie-IX, Viau, Langelier and Anjou) and will be mostly financed by the Federal and Provincial governments – with the city of Montreal expected to contribute about 10% of the total cost estimated to be $3.9 billion.
A few weeks ago, Pierre Arcand, Treasury Board President said that some work had already started, with expropriations of properties making was for construction, expected to be completed by 2026.
It should be well-received by Montrealers – especially for business owners and public transit in the Montreal East area.