Transit authority exploring Green Line metro expansion to Lachine

By News Staff

Is expanding the Montreal metro from Lasalle to Lachine a good idea? Or creating a tramway linking Lachine to downtown?

Those are some ideas being explored to enhance transportation in Montreal’s Sud-Ouest.

The region’s transit authority (ARTM), Quebec Transport Ministry and City of Montreal are asking for input from the public regarding six options that would link Dorval, Lachine, LaSalle and Verdun with the downtown core.

This follows nearly two-and-a-half years of studies, which began in 2021.

ARTM extension map. (Courtesy: ARTM)

The six options being explored are:

  • A tramway or bus transit corridor extending to les Galeries de Lachine shopping centre from the Angrignon métro station.
  • A tramway or bus transit corridor that would include the Ville-St-Pierre neighbourhood, CEGEP André Laurendeau, and the LaSalle hospital. This would also connect Du Canal and LaSalle train stations.
  • A tramway or bus transit corridor linking the Dorval bus terminal and train station to the Angrignon métro station.
  • A new connection from Dorval to Lionel-Groulx by tramway or bus transit corridor.
  • A new route linking Dorval to the Square-Victoria station downtown.
  • A métro extension for the Green Line at Angrignon to 32nd Ave. in Lachine or the LaSalle train station.

The ARTM will present its studies to the public during free information sessions in different parts of the city.

  • Verdun: Jan. 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the Marcel-Giroux Community Center
  • LaSalle: Jan. 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the L’Octogone Library
  • Dorval: Jan. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Center
  • Lachine: Jan. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at Lachine Borough Hall

A final decision is expected this year.

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