Beaudry (Montreal Metro)

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Beaudry
Beaudry-Metro.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1255, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°31′08″N 73°33′21″W / 45.51889°N 73.55583°W / 45.51889; -73.55583Coordinates: 45°31′08″N 73°33′21″W / 45.51889°N 73.55583°W / 45.51889; -73.55583
Connections
Depth 25.9 metres (85 feet), 4th deepest
Other information
Opened 21 December 1966
Architect Adalbert Niklewicz
Béïque, Thout, Legault (new kiosk built in 1999)
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 1,283,598 entrances in 2011, 61st of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Beaudry is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is in Montreal's Gay Village, part of the Centre-South district in the borough of Ville-Marie, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] Although part of the original network of the metro, it opened two months after the rest of the network, on December 21, 1966.

Overview[edit]

The inclined moving sidewalk inside the station.
New station entrance built in 1999 with rainbow-coloured masts over the door

Designed by Adalbert Niklewicz, it is a normal side platform station, built in-tunnel; a transept leads to a long inclined moving sidewalk, the only one in the metro, traversing the distance between De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Saint Catherine Street, on which the entrance is located. This moving sidewalk has been a burden to the STM because it is unique and replacement parts must be custom built.

The walls in the entrance building, ticket hall, passage to the platforms, and transept area were updated in a stylish light slate blue and stainless steel scheme. The platform is covered in a cream-and-brown tile pattern, however during the renovation in 1999 part of the walls near the exits were redone in the blue tiles and stainless steel pattern.

Architecture and art[edit]

The station was renovated and partially redecorated in the Réno-Métro program in 1999. Part of this work included a large new glassed-in entrance building by Béïque, Thuot, and Legault; a unique part of its design are rainbow-coloured masts over the door, an homage to Montreal's large gay and lesbian neighbourhood, the Village (Village gai), which the station serves. These were created by Jacques Thibault.

Origin of the name[edit]

The station is named for Beaudry Street. Pierre Beaudry (1774–1848) was the landowner across whose farm the street was opened; he also donated the land on which the Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church was built.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 15 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 15 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound All-day, Located one block north on De Maisonneuve Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 358 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound Overnight Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beaudry Station

External links[edit]