Expansion of three existing bus garages

Expansion of three bus garages underway

The project to expand the Saint-Laurent, Anjou and Legendre bus garages is one of the STM’s strategies for accommodating the 300 new hybrid buses that will start arriving in 2020. The bus garages are used to park and maintain our buses.

The three expansions are yet another step toward the electrification of our bus network. We are already thinking about our future needs by planing space for the equipment required to maintain and charge electric buses.

Work began on the three bus garages in August 2019 and is due to be completed in 2021. The bus garages will, however, be able to house the new buses as soon as indoor bus parking is ready at the end of 2020.

Saint-Laurent bus garage

 

Project summary

Expanding the Saint-Laurent bus garage will allow us to add 52 of the 300 additional hybrid buses to our current fleet as of 2020. Hybrid buses have a 30% fuel economy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and are quieter than diesel buses. Adding these buses will allow us to enhance the bus service.

The Saint-Laurent bus garage is located at the corner of Cousens and Thimens. The expansion will be built in the employee parking lot, which will be moved underground.


Duration of the work: Summer 2019 to summer 2021

Description of the work: Expansion of a bus garage

Métro impacts: No

Bus impacts: No

Impact on customer trips

There will be no impact on customer trips. The bus garage will continue to operate during the work, which will not affect bus service.

Impact on local residents

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Between now and March 31, Cousens Street will be closed for a few days due to the presence of concrete mixers and concrete pumps for the construction of the slabs for the centre's expansion.

The work will not have an impact on vehicle traffic around the bus garage.

Work schedule

Construction work likely to generate noise will normally be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. In accordance with municipal by-laws, some work may continue over the weekend to keep the construction on schedule.

 

Mitigation measures

  • Noise and vibration levels will be monitored throughout construction.
  • An air quality study will be done and mitigation measures will be implemented to ensure the comfort of local residents.
  • A traffic plan for vehicles and trucks has been implemented to maximize flow in the area. No streets will be blocked off during the work, and the bike path on Chemin du Bois-Franc will remain open. We are encouraging trucks to use Thimens Boulevard for their movements as much as possible.

Learn more about the project

The work will be carried out in three phases:

Phase 1 (summer 2019 to spring 2021):

  • Expansion of indoor parking spaces to house 52 additional buses
  • Expansion of the mechanical workshop
  • Addition of offices and spaces on 2nd floor
  • Construction of underground parking for employees

Phases 2 and 3 (2021):

  • Refurbishment of existing interior facilities for bus maintenance

During the work, buses will enter and exit on Chemin du Bois-Franc. Once the expansion is complete, buses will enter on Cousens Street.

Sustainable development criteria

The new building will be designed to incorporate several sustainable development principles. The choice of materials, the more natural light due to larger windows, and reduced water consumption are some sustainable development features of the new building.

This project also contributes to reducing heat islands. Around 15 additional trees are to be planted on site. The expansion, with its white and green roof, replaces an area that was previously entirely asphalted.

The equipment integrated into the facilities will be subject to strict regulations regarding noise levels and will comply with the standards set by the borough. The buses that will be added to the garage will be hybrid buses, which are quieter than diesel buses.

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Legendre bus garage

Project summary

Expanding the Legendre bus garage will allow us to add 56 of the 300 additional hybrid buses to our current fleet as of 2020. Hybrid buses have a 30% fuel economy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and are quieter than diesel buses. Adding these buses will allow us to enhance the bus service.

The Legendre bus garage is located on Legendre Street East with access onto Saint-Laurent Boulevard. The expansion will be built in a part of the employee parking lot.


Duration of the work: Summer 2019 to end of 2020

Description of the work: Expansion of a bus garage

Métro impacts: No

Bus impacts: No

Impact on customer trips

There will be no impact on customer trips. The bus garage will continue to operate during the work, which will not affect bus service.

Impact on local residents

The work will not have an impact on vehicle traffic around the bus garage.

Work schedule

Construction work likely to generate noise will normally be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. In accordance with municipal by-laws, some work may continue over the weekend to keep the construction on schedule.

Mitigation measures

  • Noise and vibration levels will be monitored throughout construction.
  • An air quality study will be done and mitigation measures will be implemented to ensure the comfort of local residents.

Learn more about the project

The work will be carried out in three phases:

Phase 1 (summer 2019 to the end of 2020):

  • Expansion of indoor parking spaces to house 56 additional buses
  • Expansion of the mechanical workshop
  • Redesigning of the employee outside parking lot

Phases 2 and 3 (2020):

  • Refurbishment of interior of existing bus maintenance facilities

Sustainable development criteria

The new building will be designed to incorporate several sustainable development principles. The choice of materials, the more natural light due to larger windows, and reduced water consumption are some sustainable development features of the new building.

This project also contributes to reducing heat islands. The greening rate of the entire Legendre site will increase from 9% to 15%. Around 30 additional trees will be planted as part of the landscaping measures in the outside parking lot. The expansion will also have a green roof replacing an area that was previously entirely asphalted.

The equipment integrated into the facilities will be subject to strict regulations regarding noise levels and will comply with the standards set by the borough. The buses that will be added to the garage will be hybrid buses, which are quieter than diesel buses.

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Anjou bus garage

Project summary

Expanding the Anjou bus garage will allow us to add 52 of the 300 additional hybrid buses to our current fleet as of 2020. Hybrid buses have a 30% fuel economy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and are quieter than diesel buses. Adding these buses will allow us to enhance the bus service.

The Anjou bus garage is located on Larrey Street. The expansion will be built in the employee parking lot, which will be moved underground.


Duration of the work: Summer 2019 to summer 2021

Description of the work: Expansion of a bus garage

Métro impacts: No

Bus impacts: No

Impact on customer trips

There will be no impact on customer trips. The bus garage will continue to operate during the work, which will not affect bus service.

Impact on local residents

The work will not have an impact on vehicle traffic around the bus garage.

Work schedule

Construction work likely to generate noise will normally be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. In accordance with municipal by-laws, some work may continue over the weekend to keep the construction on schedule.

 

Mitigation measures

  • Noise and vibration levels will be monitored throughout construction.
  • An air quality study will be done and mitigation measures will be implemented to ensure the comfort of local residents.

Learn more about the project

The work will be carried out in three phases:

Phase 1 (summer 2019 to spring 2021):

  • Expansion of indoor parking spaces to house 52 additional buses
  • Expansion of the mechanical workshop
  • Addition of offices and spaces on the second floor
  • Construction of underground parking for employees

Phases 2 and 3 (2021):

  • Refurbishment of interior of existing bus maintenance facilities

Sustainable development criteria

The new building that is to be constructed incorporates several sustainable development principles. The choice of materials, the importance of natural light due to larger windows, and reduced water consumption are some sustainable development features of the new building.

This project also contributes to reducing heat islands. The expansion, with its white and green roof, replaces an area that was previously entirely asphalted.

The equipment integrated into the facilities will be subject to strict rules regarding noise levels and will comply with the standards set by the borough. The buses that will be added at the garage will be hybrid buses, which are quieter than diesel buses.

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