Côté speaks out against MUHC access problems
Marcel Côté, mayoral candidate with Coalition Montréal, spoke out against the current and problematic accessibility to the new MUHC Super Hospital Thursday, saying someone dropped the ball when planning access by public transit.
Vendôme station is supposed to accommodate over 6000 employees and patients, daily, that will be taking the AMT train, metro or bus to get to the MUHC.
“500 people will be coming out of the train several times every morning, and several hundred people will be coming out of the metro, and the two will meet in a corridor that’s about 10 feet wide, I’m sure the fire department won’t allow that,” Côté said.
He added that a solution to build a second exit to the Vendôme station was identified in 2008, and that while the MUHC planned for it, politicians did nothing.
Côté estimates that the exit will take three years to build and cost close to 70 million dollars.
“We have to get them around a table to fix this, and if I’m elected, I’m going to tell the ministers bring your mother here and tell her to walk with me to the hospital, then they’ll see we have a problem.”