Lucien-L’Allier station gets a makeover!
As of April 1, 2024, Lucien-L’Allier station will be closed for extensive repair work.
Learn more about Lucien-L’Allier station!
- Host and terminal of 3 train lines:
- The busiest train station on the exo network.
What will this project accomplish?
- Rebuild the station’s 4 platforms, as they have reached their useful life.
- Bring the systems and infrastructures up to standards.
- Add a canopy to improve client comfort.
- Add 2 emergency exits via Argyle and De la Montagne streets.
- Extend line 6 to improve traffic flow and flexibility at the site.
The present state of deterioration of the platforms hinders the quality of service greatly and necessitates increasingly frequent maintenance work to keep them operational.
- Rebuild the station’s four platforms, which are at the end of their useful life;
- Bring all systems and infrastructures up to standards;
- Install a canopy to protect users from bad weather conditions;
- Add emergency exits for increased security;
- Install tactile paths on the platforms;
- Update signage inside and outside the station;
- Extend line six to improve traffic flow and circulation at the site.
Several scenarios were analyzed. Exo chose the one that doesn’t entail night shifts and shortens the total time needed, which is preferable for both users and the people living nearby.
Upgrading the infrastructures will ensure the long-term durability of the station, while improving customer experience and meeting accessibility and safety needs at the site.
- Line 11 Vaudreuil/Hudson – As of April 1, 2024, the station will be closed for a six-month period. When platforms 1 and 2 are completed, the Vaudreuil/Hudson line will regain access to the station.
- Lines 12 Saint-Jérôme and 14 Candiac – In their case, the station will be closed for a twelve-month period, starting April 1, 2024. Both lines will regain access to the station in the spring of 2025.
After six months, only two of the four platforms will be completed, a situation which allows to accommodate only one train line. We gave line 11 Vaudreuil/Hudson priority on account of its greater customer traffic at this station.
Line 12 Saint-Jérome
- Trains of the Saint-Jérôme line will be stopping at Parc station. Users will be able to transfer to Parc metro station (blue line).
- Some trains will continue to Montréal-Ouest station in order to ensure ongoing access for students and workers of this sector (details to follow).
- Although this option is not recommended on account of the heavy customer traffic on the western branch of the orange line, users will be able to transfer at De la Concorde metro station (orange line) as well.
Lines 14 Candiac and 11 Vaudreuil/Hudson
- Trains of the Candiac and Vaudreuil/Hudson lines will be stopping at Vendôme station, where users can transfer to Vendôme metro station (orange line).
No. Users are invited to use the existing STM metro and bus service. We encourage you to use Chrono or other planning apps to find the best alternative to your usual route.
For users of lines 14 Candiac and 11 Vaudreuil/Hudson (transferring at Vendôme metro station)
The train ride from Vendôme to Lucien-L’Allier takes 8 minutes. We estimate that transferring to the metro at Vendôme will add 2 to 4 minutes, the time it takes to walk from the train station to the subway platform. The metro ride from Vendôme to Lucien-L'Allier takes approximately 6 minutes.
For users of line 12 Saint-Jérôme (transferring at Parc or De la Concorde metro stations)
- The train ride from Parc to Lucien-L’Allier takes about 30 minutes. We estimate that transferring to the metro at Parc (blue line) will add 2 to 4 minutes, the time it takes to walk from the train station to the subway platform. The metro ride from Parc to Lucien-L'Allier takes 25 to 30 minutes.
- The train ride from De la Concorde to Lucien-L’Allier takes 45 minutes. We estimate that transferring to the metro at De la Concorde (orange line) will add 2 to 4 minutes, the time it takes to walk from the train station to the subway platform. The metro ride from De la Concorde to Lucien-L'Allier takes approximately 30 minutes.
Information concerning the fares required and how to use them will follow.
No, it will be closed, but the automatic vending machines already in place at Lucien-L’Allier station will remain accessible. Users can also purchase their fares at the Vendôme, Parc and Centrale stations.
Tisseur is the contractor who got the contract for rebuilding the platforms at Lucien-L’Allier station following a bid solicitation that ended on last September 6.
There is always a chance, but we are confident that the project will stay within schedule.
No, it will not be heated, but it will protect users from bad weather conditions (rain, snow). It will also offer protection against the sun. In case of bitter cold, users can always keep warm inside the station, while they are waiting for their train.
Installing urban furniture (benches, garbage cans) is not recommended in locations such a train station, in order to provide an open, obstacle-free area for users. However, perch-type seats will allow users to rest temporarily.
Yes, the new facilities will make it easier for persons with reduced mobility to access the station.
No. Unless an exceptional emergency should arise, work will take place during daytime, Monday to Friday, in accordance with municipal regulations.
- All necessary measures will be taken to avoid any inconvenience related to noise or dust.
- A certain number of trees, some already dead or diseased, will have to be felled to allow for the two emergency exits.
- For the exit on Argyle, four poplars (two of which are diseased) will have to be felled, and four cedars will be relocated nearby.
- Over the entire project, approximately 60 trees and 2,000 shrubs will be planted.