Berri-UQAM

Work completed at Berri-UQAM station

Project summary

Two new elevators now in service at Berri-UQAM station

With the addition of the new elevators, individuals with reduced mobility and wheelchair users can now travel to Honoré-Beaugrand and Lionel-Groulx stations on the Green line.

The first elevator links the Montmorency and Angrignon platforms, while the second provides access from the Côte-Vertu platform to the Honoré-Beaugrand platform and the Yellow line hallway entrance. These new installations bring the total number of elevators at Berri-UQAM up to five.

Station transformation

Work on the Green and Orange lines and the mezzanine that began in 2015 is completed. These areas of the station are now brighter, more welcoming and more user-friendly.

The Green and Orange lines are now clearly visible from the mezzanine, and the nearby turnstile area has been rearranged for better customer flow.


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Did you know?

The refurbishment of the biggest métro station means:

  • 98,242 square feet of small round ceramic tiles installed
  • 4,700 lights changed
  • 2,649 ceiling tiles installed
  • 660 signage elements deployed
  • 3,000 linear feet of platform banners replaced

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Berri-UQAM station in numbers

  • 31,269 square metres: surface area of the station, equivalent to five football fields
  • 600+ STM employees working inside the station
  • 28 escalators
  • 5 public elevators in operation, and 1 private
  • 625 steps (more than double the number of Saint-Joseph’s Oratory)
  • 6 levels with 2 others housing mechanical rooms
  • 6 platforms plus connecting tracks
  • 5 entrance buildings
  • 28 metres deep, from the Yellow platform to an exit (only Charlevoix station is deeper)
  • 13 shops inside the station
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Additionally, Berri-UQAM is the busiest station in the system, with 12.6 million customers passing through its turnstiles each year.

  • Summer 2010 to fall 2011: We removed the wall finishes in most of the station's public areas and replaced them with temporary coverings until the permanent finishes could be installed.
  • Winter 2012 to summer 2012: We completed the removal of wall finishes and dismantled the decorative red columns that no longer met today's standards.
  • Early 2013: We refurbished the station's main electrical conduits, which led to the temporary shutdown of several escalators.
  • 2013: We renovated the Berri and Place Dupuis entrance buildings, replacing the structural slab, ceilings, lighting fixtures, floor coverings and granite stairs.
  • Fall 2013 to fall 2014: We replaced part of the waterproofing membrane under Berri Street. Although unseen by the general public, this work is required to protect the inside of the station.
  • 2015: We completed the refurbishment of the Yellow line area of the station, with refurbished wall finishes and floor coverings and improved lighting. We also worked on the tunnel ceiling and demolished and rebuilt the walkway over the tracks.
  • 2016: We refurbished the Saint-Denis entrance building, reconfigured a few corridors to the Orange and Green line platforms and refurbished the staircase between these two levels.
  • 2015 to 2017: We focused the station’s transformation on the Green and Orange lines. These areas of the station are now brighter, more welcoming and more user-friendly. Some areas have not been touched and will be finalized during the final phase of the work.
  • From 2017 to 2021: We completed the Green and Orange line renovations. The mezzanine was completely renovated and we modernized the shop fronts, all the wall coverings, and the lighting, among other things.The spaces between the mezzanine and the Green and Orange lines are now brighter, and the nearby turnstile area has been rearranged for better customer flow.Two elevators now connect the Orange line to the Green line.

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This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

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