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Côte-Vertu garage project: STM terminates contract with EDT GCV Civil s.e.p.

Further to the notice of default issued on November 13, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is terminating its contract with EDT GCV Civil s.e.p., comprised of EBC Inc., Dragados Canada Inc. and Groupe TNT Inc., as part of the Côte-Vertu garage project.

EDT GCV Civil s.e.p. was awarded a $130 million contract to perform the excavation and concrete work on the mainly underground garage, which was originally supposed to be completed in November 2019.

In the interest of responsible project management, the STM must act in order to control the project costs and minimize the delays.

The STM shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the work continues as soon as possible. Indeed, the STM still aims to commission the garage in 2022.

Launched in 2017 and approximately 70% complete, the project involves building an underground garage to house ten additional trains and three above-ground buildings needed to operate the garage.

The balancing out of the number of train storage spaces at each end of the Orange line will provide operational flexibility for adding trains, support the expected growth in ridership in the coming years and increase the offer of service to keep pace with the extension of the Blue line.

The other work to be completed includes the:

  • construction of three above-ground buildings;
  • installation of equipment needed to operate the garage;
  • installation of tracks and switches;
  • upgrading of the exterior landscaping.

With a $492.3 M price tag, this major project is being funded by the governments of Quebec and Canada.

To complete the project, the STM is scheduled to close the Côte-Vertu station for a 12-week period during the summer of 2021 in order to install a track switch ahead of the station. This will allow it to increase train frequency by 25% during peak periods on the Orange line. Mitigation measures will be implemented to minimize inconveniences caused by the station closure.

Source : STM

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