Blue Line Extension

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $3.9 billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $1.95 billion (estimated)

Provincial Funding: $1.56 billion

Municipal Funding: $390 million

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Montreal

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2026

The Blue Line Extenson project will add 5.8-kilometres of track and five new stations to the current 12-station Blue Line, one of four Metro lines that runs through the Greater Montreal Area. The extension will run along Jean-Talon Street, ending at the Galeries D’Anjou shopping mall next to Highway 25.

In 2019, funding support from the federal government was announced, with one-third of the proposed project price ($1.3 billion) allocated. However, two months earlier it was reported that the cost of the project could escalate by $600 million, to $4.5 billion, based on increased expropriation and tax bill costs. But the final cost will not be announced until the final business case is presented by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) in 2020. Work is expected to start in the winter of 2021.

Project Owner: ARTM

Engineer: EXP (JV for engineering services); Tetra Tech (owner's engineer)

Other Key Players: AECOM; EY (business case advisor); Englobe; CIMA+

2020 Rank: 17

2019 Rank: 15


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