April 19, 2017 11:17 am
Updated: April 19, 2017 11:29 am

Du Collège metro users forced to walk or shuttle due to out of order escalators

WATCH: Commuters at the Du Collège metro station have not been able use the escalators, as they have been out of service for the past few weeks. Global's Felicia Parrillo has more.


For the last few weeks, the escalators in the Cartier entrance to the Du Collège metro station have been off limits.

According to the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the escalators are defective and in need of major repairs.

READ MORE: STM announces numerous service improvements in 2017 budget

Commuters at the Du Collège station, have been forced to climb up and down about 80 or so steps, whenever they use the metro.

To make matters worse, the other entrance to the metro station, located on the corner of Du Collège and Decarie, is closed for repairs until the summer 2018.

The STM has set up a temporary bus shuttle service, to make things easier for those who need to use the escalators.

READ MORE: Montreal metro stations to get overhaul in bid to increase accessibility

The bus runs between the Du Collège and Côte-Vertu stations and leaves every 10 minutes.

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The STM said one escalator should be fixed by the end of April, while the other one should resume service by June.

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