The population of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension and those transiting will be able to benefit from a new level rail crossing this fall. Safe and universally accessible, it will be located at the Gare Parc commuter train station, in line with Rue De Castelnau Ouest and Avenue Ogilvy.
The Ogilvy crossing will make this area more accessible, particularly Parc-Extension which is bordered by railway tracks. It will improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists to workplaces, retail outlets and public transit systems.
This project responds to concerns that have been raised by locals for many years. In addition to its universal accessibility, this development by Montréal will improve mobility, increase the comfort and safety of active travel and contribute to the vitality of the adjacent sectors.
Work on the project will begin in the fall and will take an estimated 30 days. The opening of the passage is envisaged by December 2021.
The work includes:
- Repair of the approach surfaces and installation of road markings to make pedestrian movements on the approaches to the crossing safer;
- The installation of furniture and signage informing cyclists to dismount their bicycles when approaching the crossing.
The project is part of a revitalization of the area
The improvement of this passageway is part of building MIL Montréal, and more specifically of the initiatives planned in the Urban, Economic and Social Development Plan (PDUES) for the Marconi-Alexandra, Atlantic, Beaumont and De Castelnau sectors.
Work on the Ogilvy Passage is made possible through the collaboration of EXO and Canadian Pacific Railway. It is funded by the city with the support of the Ministère des Transports du Québec.