Montreal Metro blue line to be extended by five stations

A train pulls into a Montreal Metro station. Tim Sargeant/Global News

There will be a five-station extension to Montreal Metro‘s blue line, heading east towards Anjou.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Mayor Valérie Plante were on hand for the announcement on Monday.

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Funding for the Metro’s blue line extension was highlighted in Quebec’s 2018 budget, with the project expected to cost $3.9 billion.

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The federal government will help fund the extension, which would include adding five additional stops towards the city’s east end.

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It is planning to match the province’s initial investment of $16 million — and then give an additional $32 million for the planning phase.

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The province will add another $330 million.

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The stops would add nearly six kilometres to the line; the hope is that it would mean less time for commuters to be stuck in traffic.

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The extension is expected to be finished by 2026.

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