Lucien-L’Allier station gets a makeover!

Monday, February 12 2024

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:
    • 11-Vaudreuil/Hudson
    • 12-Saint-Jérôme
    • 14-Candiac
  • 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.

I take the train at Lucien-L’Allier station

See where the trains of your line will be stopping as of April 1, 2024, and discover all available travel options.

  • As of April 1, 2024, line 11 trains will stop at Vendôme station. Users will be able to transfer to Vendôme metro station (orange line) to continue to their destination.

    • To alleviate the impact of the temporary closing of Lucien-L’Allier station, a temporary mitigation fare measure has been introduced by the ARTM for train users coming to or leaving this station.

      For users with monthly TRAIN (3, 4 or 5) fares:

      The temporary mitigation fare measure allows holders of monthly TRAIN 3, TRAIN 4 and TRAIN 5 fares to purchase monthly TRAIN3LUL, TRAIN4LUL or TRAIN5LUL fares to take the train and then transfer to STM services in order to get to downtown Montreal. These new monthly fares will be available for the months of April, May and June 2024 at the same rate as the TRAIN fares. April fares will be on sale as of March 20, 2024.

      These fares will be sold, from April to June inclusively, at the following locations:

      • All automatic fare vending machines of lines 11 – Vaudreuil/Hudson, 12 – Saint-Jérôme and 14 – Candiac stations;
      • The following metropolitan ticket counters:
        • Lucien-L’Allier station (closed as of April 1);
        • Vendôme station;
        • Parc station.
      • The following exo sales and services counters:
        • Vaudreuil station;
        • Sainte-Thérèse station;
        • Saint-Jérôme intermodal station;
        • Châteauguay Terminus;
        • Jean Coutu pharmacy, located at 50, Taschereau Blvd., in La Prairie;
        • Sainte-Catherine Library, located at 5365, Saint-Laurent Blvd., in Sainte-Catherine.

      Please note that, starting in July 2024, customers wishing to use both the train and STM services to get to downtown Montreal will have to purchase a monthly All Modes AB or All Modes ABC fare, at the applicable rate.

      For holders of 6-trip TRAIN fares:

      As of April 1, 2024, train users who travel on a more occasional basis will need to purchase All Modes AB or All Modes ABC fares to be able to use STM services to get to downtown Montreal.

      They can trade in the remaining trips of a 6-trip TRAIN 4 or 6-trip TRAIN 5 fare for a new 10-trip All Modes AB or 10-trip All Modes ABC fare, by paying the rate difference between the two, in accordance with the Policy regarding fare exchanges and refunds of the ARTM.

    As of fall 2024, line 11 Vaudreuil/Hudson trains will return to Lucien-L’Allier station.

  • As of April 1, 2024, trains of the Saint-Jérôme line will stop at Parc station. Users will be able to transfer at Parc metro station (blue line) to continue to their destination.

    Please note that some trains will go on to Montréal-Ouest station to ensure uninterrupted access to students and workers of this sector. See the schedule that will be in effect as of April 1, 2024. Users will also be able to transfer from train to metro at Concorde station (orange line). No transfer to the metro is possible from this train station.

    • To alleviate the impact of the temporary closing of Lucien-L’Allier station, a temporary mitigation fare measure has been introduced by the ARTM for train users coming to or leaving this station.

      For users with monthly TRAIN (3, 4 or 5) fares:

      The temporary mitigation fare measure allows holders of monthly TRAIN 3, TRAIN 4 and TRAIN 5 fares to purchase monthly TRAIN3LUL, TRAIN4LUL or TRAIN5LUL fares to take the train and then transfer to STM services in order to get to downtown Montreal. These new monthly fares will be available for the months of April, May and June 2024 at the same rate as the TRAIN fares. April fares will be on sale as of March 20, 2024.

      These fares will be sold, from April to June inclusively, at the following locations:

      • All automatic fare vending machines of lines 11 – Vaudreuil/Hudson, 12 – Saint-Jérôme and 14 – Candiac stations;
      • The following metropolitan ticket counters:
        • Lucien-L’Allier station (closed as of April 1);
        • Vendôme station;
        • Parc station.
      • The following exo sales and services counters:
        • Vaudreuil station;
        • Sainte-Thérèse station;
        • Saint-Jérôme intermodal station;
        • Châteauguay Terminus;
        • Jean Coutu pharmacy, located at 50, Taschereau Blvd., in La Prairie;
        • Sainte-Catherine Library, located at 5365, Saint-Laurent Blvd., in Sainte-Catherine.

      Please note that, starting in July 2024, customers wishing to use both the train and STM services to get to downtown Montreal will have to purchase a monthly All Modes AB or All Modes ABC fare, at the applicable rate.

      For holders of 6-trip TRAIN fares:

      As of April 1, 2024, train users who travel on a more occasional basis will need to purchase All Modes AB or All Modes ABC fares to be able to use STM services to get to downtown Montreal.

      They can trade in the remaining trips of a 6-trip TRAIN 4 or 6-trip TRAIN 5 fare for a new 10-trip All Modes AB or 10-trip All Modes ABC fare, by paying the rate difference between the two, in accordance with the Policy regarding fare exchanges and refunds of the ARTM.

    As of spring 2025, line 12 Saint-Jérôme trains will return to Lucien-L’Allier station.

  • As of April 1, 2024, Candiac line trains will stop at Vendôme station. Users will be able to transfer to Vendôme metro station to continue to their destination.

    • To alleviate the impact of the temporary closing of Lucien-L’Allier station, a temporary mitigation fare measure has been introduced by the ARTM for train users coming to or leaving this station.

      For users with monthly TRAIN (3, 4 or 5) fares:

      The temporary mitigation fare measure allows holders of monthly TRAIN 3, TRAIN 4 and TRAIN 5 fares to purchase monthly TRAIN3LUL, TRAIN4LUL or TRAIN5LUL fares to take the train and then transfer to STM services in order to get to downtown Montreal. These new monthly fares will be available for the months of April, May and June 2024 at the same rate as the TRAIN fares. April fares will be on sale as of March 20, 2024.

      These fares will be sold, from April to June inclusively, at the following locations:

      • All automatic fare vending machines of lines 11 – Vaudreuil/Hudson, 12 – Saint-Jérôme and 14 – Candiac stations;
      • The following metropolitan ticket counters:
        • Lucien-L’Allier station (closed as of April 1);
        • Vendôme station;
        • Parc station.
      • The following exo sales and services counters:
        • Vaudreuil station;
        • Sainte-Thérèse station;
        • Saint-Jérôme intermodal station;
        • Châteauguay Terminus;
        • Jean Coutu pharmacy, located at 50, Taschereau Blvd., in La Prairie;
        • Sainte-Catherine Library, located at 5365, Saint-Laurent Blvd., in Sainte-Catherine.

      Please note that, starting in July 2024, customers wishing to use both the train and STM services to get to downtown Montreal will have to purchase a monthly All Modes AB or All Modes ABC fare, at the applicable rate.

      For holders of 6-trip TRAIN fares:

      As of April 1, 2024, train users who travel on a more occasional basis will need to purchase All Modes AB or All Modes ABC fares to be able to use STM services to get to downtown Montreal.

      They can trade in the remaining trips of a 6-trip TRAIN 4 or 6-trip TRAIN 5 fare for a new 10-trip All Modes AB or 10-trip All Modes ABC fare, by paying the rate difference between the two, in accordance with the Policy regarding fare exchanges and refunds of the ARTM.

    As of spring 2025, line 14 Candiac trains will return to Lucien-L’Allier station.

See project FAQs to learn more.

I live near the work sites

In order to abide by safety norms, an emergency exit will be added on Argyle street. Construction work will extend from spring to fall 2024.

Further information will follow concerning the work and its potential impacts.

More to come

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FAQ

  • 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 stop at Parc station, where users can transfer to the metro (blue line) or take the STM 80 bus line or the 480 Express bus line, which connects Parc station to downtown Montreal via Parc Ave.
    • A majority of the trains presently serving Montréal-Ouest station, except departures 180 and 187, will continue to do so in order to ensure uninterrupted access to this sector for students and workers. See the schedule that will be in effect as of April 1, 2024. Please note that no transfer to the metro is possible at this station.
    • From the Montréal-Ouest station, the following options are available to reach Vendôme metro station:
      • Take the Candiac or Vaudreuil/Hudson lines to Vendôme station
      • Take the STM 105 Sherbrooke line eastbound
    • Although this option is not recommended on account of the heavy traffic on the East branch of the orange line, users can also transfer to the metro (orange line) at De la Concorde station.

    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).
  • The number of platforms available at Vendôme station does not allow the presence of a third line in addition to the Vaudreuil/Hudson and Candiac lines.

    Users of the Saint-Jérôme line can transfer to the metro at both De la Concorde (orange line) and Parc (blue line) stations.

  • No, users are invited to use the existing STM bus and metro services. We encourage you to consult Chrono or other trip planning apps to find the best alternative to your usual route. Please note that no transfer to the metro is possible at Montréal-Ouest station.

  • 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.
  • To alleviate the impact of the temporary closing of Lucien-L’Allier station, a temporary mitigation fare measure has been introduced by the ARTM for train users coming to or leaving this station.

    To alleviate the impact of the temporary closing of Lucien-L’Allier station, a temporary mitigation fare measure has been introduced by the ARTM for train users coming to or leaving this station.

    For users with monthly TRAIN (3, 4 or 5) fares:

    The temporary mitigation fare measure allows holders of monthly TRAIN 3, TRAIN 4 and TRAIN 5 fares to purchase monthly TRAIN3LUL, TRAIN4LUL or TRAIN5LUL fares to take the train and then transfer to STM services in order to get to downtown Montreal. These new monthly fares will be available for the months of April, May and June 2024 at the same rate as the TRAIN fares. April fares will be on sale as of March 20, 2024.

    These fares will be sold, from April to June inclusively, at the following locations:

    • All automatic fare vending machines of lines 11 – Vaudreuil/Hudson, 12 – Saint-Jérôme and 14 – Candiac stations;
    • The following metropolitan ticket counters:
      • Lucien-L’Allier station (closed as of April 1);
      • Vendôme station;
      • Parc station.
    • The following exo sales and services counters:
      • Vaudreuil station;
      • Sainte-Thérèse station;
      • Saint-Jérôme intermodal station;
      • Châteauguay Terminus;
      • Jean Coutu pharmacy, located at 50, Taschereau Blvd., in La Prairie;
      • Sainte-Catherine Library, located at 5365, Saint-Laurent Blvd., in Sainte-Catherine.

    Please note that, starting in July 2024, customers wishing to use both the train and STM services to get to downtown Montreal will have to purchase a monthly All Modes AB or All Modes ABC fare, at the applicable rate.

    For holders of 6-trip TRAIN fares:

    As of April 1, 2024, train users who travel on a more occasional basis will need to purchase All Modes AB or All Modes ABC fares to be able to use STM services to get to downtown Montreal.

    They can trade in the remaining trips of a 6-trip TRAIN 4 or 6-trip TRAIN 5 fare for a new 10-trip All Modes AB or 10-trip All Modes ABC fare, by paying the rate difference between the two, in accordance with the Policy regarding fare exchanges and refunds of the ARTM.

  • 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.

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Trains on the Vaudreuil/Hudson line will run on a Sunday schedule on Quebec's National Holiday and on Canada Day, June 24 and July 1st, 2024.