Côte-Vertu

work underway at Côte-Vertu station

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August 23, 2021: reopening of Côte-Vertu métro station

Work at Côte-Vertu station is progressing as planned. The station will be open to customers again on Monday, August 23, 2021. On that date, we will also end the mitigation measures currently in place, including the shuttle service on Gohier Street and all bus stop relocations.

April 27, 2021 Virtual information session 

A meeting was held on April 27 to present the mitigation measures in place to ensure continued service and the impact of the closure on local residents.

You can now view the recording of the virtual information session (available in French only).


Duration of the work: May 29 to August 22, 2021

Description of the work: Installation of a track switch ahead of the station

Métro impacts: The station will be closed completely to customers during the work. Du Collège station will become the temporary terminus for the Orange line during the closure.

Bus impacts: The Côte-Vertu bus terminus will remain in operation during the work. A shuttle bus service will be set up between Côte-Vertu and Du Collège stations to replace the métro. Some bus lines will also end their routes at Du Collège station.

Impact on customer trips

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August 23, 2021: reopening of Côte-Vertu métro station

Work at Côte-Vertu station is progressing as planned. The station will be open to customers again on Monday, August 23, 2021. On that date, we will also end the mitigation measures currently in place, including the shuttle service on Gohier Street and all bus stop relocations.

Starting Saturday, May 29, 2021, the Côte-Vertu métro station will be closed for a period of 12 weeks while we install a track switch ahead of the station. During that time, Du Collège station will become the temporary terminus for the Orange line.

During the work, there will be three ways to access the métro network from Côte-Vertu station:

  1. Shuttle bus service: Line 810 will run between Côte-Vertu and Du Collège stations. The shuttle will operate during usual métro hours. The shuttle will run every two minutes with a travel time of about five minutes between the stations, traffic dependent.
  2. Line 64 Grenet will be extended to the north entrance building of Du Collège station.
  3. Line 470  Express Pierrefonds will end its route at Du Collège station instead of Côte-Vertu station during the work. It will no longer stop at Côte-Vertu station.
  4. Since Du Collège station is located 900 metres from Côte-Vertu station, you can also walk from one station to another. Allow roughly 12 minutes of walking time on Décarie to make the trip on foot.
  5. For customers with reduced mobility who wish to use the métro network, the best options are lines 64 Grenet and 17 Alfred-Nobel, as these buses stop at the north entrance building of Du Collège station, which is equipped with an elevator, and the shuttle bus does not.


Do you regularly take one of the bus lines listed below? Find out more about how the Côte-Vertu station closure will affect your trips and the options available to you.

Line 17 Décarie will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. This line also serves Du Collège station and is a way to access the métro network during the closure. It stops at the north entrance building of Du Collège, which is equipped with an elevator, making this a good option for customers with functional limitations.

Line 64 Grenet will be extended to the north entrance building of Du Collège station. If you normally take this bus to get to the métro, simply stay on and get off at Du Collège station.

Important: The bus stops for line 64 Grenet at Côte-Vertu station will be relocated to facilitate the route’s extension to Du Collège.

This line is a good option for people with reduced mobility, as it will stop near the north entrance building of Du Collège station, which is equipped with an elevator.

Line 70 Bois Franc will keep its regular route, ending at Côte-Vertu station. If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will stop in the bus loop, near the north exit of the main entrance building.

Line 72 Alfred-Nobel will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. This line also serves Du Collège station, making it another way to access the métro network during the closure. It stops at the north entrance building of Du Collège, which is equipped with an elevator, making this a good option for customers with functional limitations.

Line 117 O’Brien will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. This line also serves Du Collège station, making it another good way to access the métro network during the closure. It makes one stop at the south entrance building on Saint-Louis street and another on Décarie Street, near Du Collège Street, which serves the north entrance building.

Line 121 Sauvé/Côte-Vertu will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will run often and drop passengers off at the south entrance building of Du Collège station. It will stop in the bus loop at Côte-Vertu station, near the north exit of the main entrance building.

For customers with reduced mobility, lines 17 Décarie, 72 Alfred-Nobel and 64 Grenet all run between Côte-Vertu and Du Collège stations. These lines are good options, as they stop at the north entrance building, where the Du Collège station elevator is located.

Line 128 Ville Saint-Laurent will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. If you need to access the métro network, you can either get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus or simply stay on board, as this line also stops at Du Collège station.

Line 170 Keller will keep its regular route however its stop at Côte-Vertu station will be relocated at Quai #11 on the west branch of the bus loop.

If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

For customers with reduced mobility, lines 17 Décarie and 64 Grenet run between Côte-Vertu and Du Collège stations. These lines are good options, as they stop at the north entrance building, where the Du Collège station elevator is located.

Line 171 Henri-Bourassa will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

For customers with reduced mobility, lines 17 Décarie and 64 Grenet run between Côte-Vertu and Du Collège stations. These lines are good options, as they stop at the north entrance building, where the Du Collège station elevator is located.

Line 174 Côte-Vertu will keep its regular route however its bus stop at Côte-Vertu station will be relocated on Décarie street, south of boul. de la Côte-Vertu.

If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

For customers with reduced mobility, lines 17 Décarie and 64 Grenet run between Côte-Vertu and Du Collège stations. These lines are good options, as they stop at the north entrance building, where the Du Collège station elevator is located.

Line 177 Thimens will keep its regular route, however its bus stop at Côte-Vertu station will be relocated on Décarie street, south of boul. de la Côte-Vertu.

If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

Line 196 Parc Industriel Lachine will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

Line 213 Parc Industriel Saint-Laurent will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

Line 215 Henri-Bourassa will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. If you need to access the métro network, you can take the 470  Express Pierrefonds, which will end its route at Du Collège station during the closure. You can also get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

Line 216 Transcanadienne will keep its regular route, however its bus stop at Côte-Vertu station will be relocated on Décarie street, south of boulevard de la Côte-Vertu.

If you need to access the métro network, you can take the 470  Express Pierrefonds, which will end its route at Du Collège station during the closure. You can also get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

Line 225 Hymus will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

Line 468 Express Dollard-des-Ormeaux will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual.

If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

If you normally take line 470  Express Pierrefonds to get to Côte-Vertu station, please be advised that this line will end its route at Du Collège station, without stopping at Côte-Vertu, to facilitate transfers to the métro.

If you need to get to the Côte-Vertu station area, you can make a transfer at one of the following locations:

Westbound: Transfer on De la Côte-Vertu Boulevard west of Leduc Street

Eastbound: Transfer on De la Côte-Vertu Boulevard at the corner of Alexis-Nihon Boulevard

At Du Collège station, there are two westbound stops for line 470: one on Du Collège, west of Décarie (north entrance building), and one on Décarie at the corner of Saint-Louis (south entrance building).

Line 475 Express Dollard-des-Ormeaux will keep its regular route with stops in the same places as usual. If you need to access the métro network, you can get off at Côte-Vertu station and take the 810 shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

All exo lines will keep their regular routes with stops in the same places as usual, except for passengers getting off at Côte-Vertu station.

During the station closure, a temporary bus stop will be set up on Décarie to facilitate transfers to the 810 shuttle bus to Du Collège station and the rest of the métro network. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

All Société de transport de Laval (STL) lines will keep their regular routes with stops in the same places as usual, except for passengers getting off at Côte-Vertu station.

During the station closure, a temporary bus stop will be set up on Décarie to facilitate transfers to the 810 shuttle bus to Du Collège station and the rest of the métro network. The shuttle will take you to the south entrance building of Du Collège station.

All STL lines serving customers boarding on Edouard-Laurin Avenue will continue at their respective regular stops.

If you normally take line 968 Trainbus Roxboro/Côte-Vertu to get to Côte-Vertu station, please be advised that, during the closure, this line will end its route at De la Savane station, without stopping at Côte-Vertu, to facilitate transfers to the métro Orange line. The travel time to reach the station will remain the same. There will also be westbound departures from De la Savane station.


Côte-Vertu station is a critical hub for Montréal public transit. It’s a major terminus with many connected bus lines and significant ridership levels. As such, the entire bus terminus could not be moved to Du Collège station during the closure. It is also much more efficient from an operational standpoint to keep certain lines at the Côte-Vertu terminus, as many bus-to-bus transfers are made there.

For customers with reduced mobility who wish to use the métro network, the best options are lines 64 Grenet and 17 Alfred-Nobel, as these buses stop at the north entrance building of Du Collège station, which is equipped with an elevator, and the shuttle bus does not.

No. You must pay your fare when you board the bus. You can buy your transit fares from a number of points of sale near the station (convenience stores and pharmacies).

Given the frequency of the 810 shuttle and the limited space available near the north entrance building of Du Collège station, it is safer for this bus to stop at the southern entrance building.

Impact on local residents

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August 23, 2021: reopening of Côte-Vertu métro station

Work at Côte-Vertu station is progressing as planned. The station will be open to customers again on Monday, August 23, 2021. On that date, we will also end the mitigation measures currently in place, including the shuttle service on Gohier Street and all bus stop relocations.

Virtual information session - April 27, 2021

A meeting was held on April 27 to present the mitigation measures in place to ensure continued service and the impact of the closure on local residents.

You can now view the recording of the virtual information session (available in French only).

A change to the shuttle bus route in response to the concerns of Gohier street residents

We are aware of the challenging situation that residents will be dealing with over several weeks. Rest assured that we are taking the necessary measures to minimize the impact of this work and find a balance for residents, businesses and customers. That is why we are modifying the initial shuttle bus service, despite the increased complexity that this represents from an operational standpoint.

The shuttle bus will be rerouted onto Décarie Boulevard in the morning and evening. As a result, from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m., the shuttle will run between Côte-Vertu and Du Collège stations via Décarie Boulevard. This change will significantly reduce the frequency of bus service on Gohier Street and provide some peace of mind for local residents. If this altered route has a major impact on the delivery of service, we may have to take Gohier Street on an as-needed basis to amend the situation.

Expect Du Collège station to be busier than usual, as it will become a terminal station during the closure of Côte-Vertu.

Learn more about the project

As part of ongoing work to build an underground garage for the métro, we will be installing a track switch ahead of the station. This switch will allow trains to be directed straight to the departure platform, as soon as they arrive at the station. This addition will allow trains to resume service in the opposite direction (Montmorency) more quickly. Installing this device aligns with the purpose of the new garage, which is to enable us to add more trains to the Orange line. To minimize the impact on customers, we decided to schedule the complete station closure during the summer, as ridership is generally much lower at that time.

Launched in 2017, the Côte-Vertu garage project in the Saint-Laurent borough involves building an underground garage with ten new train parking spaces.

By balancing out the number of train parking spaces at each end of the line, this new infrastructure will improve train frequency on the Orange line by up to 25%. This new infrastructure is required to meet four objectives:

  • Increase passenger capacity by adding more trains on the Orange line to improve service frequency during peak periods
  • Add parking spaces for trains
  • Support the expected growth in ridership in the coming years
  • Ensure that the offer of service expands to keep pace with the forthcoming Blue line extension

No. Beaudry (2018-2019), Beaubien (2015), Jolicoeur (2013), Villa-Maria (2011), Côte-Sainte-Catherine (2010), Charlevoix (2009) and Georges-Vanier (2008) stations were also temporarily closed. Côte-Vertu station was also closed for two weekends in summer 2019. The mitigation measures that will be deployed are therefore proven, and the satisfaction level of transit users during the most recent station closure can confirm this.

Track switches are devices that allow trains to change tracks. Installing a track switch ahead of Côte-Vertu station will allow trains to be directed straight to the departure platform, as soon as they arrive at the station, and resume service in the opposite direction more quickly. This means that customers will get on and off the métro at the same platform, improving service frequency during peak periods.

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This project was made possible by funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec through the implementation of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

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