Montréal invites bids for metro extension

6 December 2022

Montréal’s transport body, STM, is calling for tenders for the extension to the metro Blue line, including tunnel construction.

The contract under tender includes:

  • detailed design, supply and operation of the TBM
  • construction of the tunnel between Pie-IX and Anjou West using a TBM
  • construction of the tunnel between Pie-IX and the tail tracks of the current Blue line using conventional tunnelling methods
  • excavation of Pie-IX (main entrance building only), Viau and Lacordaire stations and some auxiliary structures

The winning bidder will be announced in the second half of 2023. Tenders for other contracts will be launched in the coming months.

The Blue line project will connect five new stations to the metro network – the first stations to be added since 1988 – and extend to the city’s east end. It is scheduled to open in 2029.