Montreal

Tunnel linking Vendôme metro to MUHC coming by 2019

Quebec's Transport Ministry has announced plans to create a new pedestrian link between the Vendôme Metro station and the MUHC.

Quebec to provide $76.5 M for upcoming project to connect hospital to Metro station

Construction for the long-awaited and accessible tunnel will kick off in April 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Quebec's Transport Ministry has announced plans to create a new pedestrian link between the Vendôme Metro station and the MUHC.

The universally accessible tunnel will be made possible by the construction of an extension of the Vendôme Metro station building.

Quebec is funding the cost of the project, which is $76.5 million.

A temporary Vendôme-MUHC tunnel unveiled in June came under criticism for stopping a few hundred metres short of the entrance of the hospital. 

The $5-million tunnel is also not wheelchair accessible. 

As a result, the STM set up a new wheelchair-accessible route, called the 77 Lionel-Groulx/MUHC, earlier this year.

Construction is expected to begin in April 2017 and is expected to be completed by end of summer 2019.

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