UPDATED: Metro's Yellow Line to close for 25 weekends in 2014

Major work will force the metro's yellow line to close for 25 weekends in 2014.

Thursday morning the STM gave more details about its constructions plans for the Yellow Line, which will cause major closures in the New Year.

From January to December 2014, $10 million worth of work will be done to repair the concrete on the vaulted ceilings of the Yellow Line's tunnel, where water has seeped in over the years.

"It caused cracks and the water goes in, over time those cracks get bigger," Carl Desrosiers, STM Director General said. 

“But there are not any safety concerns, we are watching those cracks.”

Desrosiers said the work should be done over 25 weekends, during the spring and fall, closing it down completely during that time.

He said it could take longer depending on what is found when the concrete is teared down.

Some additional work, throughout the year, will also be done overnights, while the metro is closed.

Metro users will not get a discount but shuttle buses will be available along these routes:

  • Longueuil - Papineau - Berri-UQAM
  • Longueuil - parc Jean-Drapeau
  • Berri-UQAM - Papineau - parc Jean-Drapeau (Casino

Desrosiers said if additional closures are made to the Champlain Bridge a committee will decide whether the work on the tunnel should be paused.

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  1. Drew posted on 12/04/2013 11:58 PM
    Enough is enough our bridges are crumbling and now the metro is taking in water what did they build it with paper mache? who's sock got filled up?
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