Bois-Franc (AMT)

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Bois-Franc
Gare Bois-Francs AMT.jpg
Station statistics
Address 5465 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. West,
Montreal, Quebec[1]
Coordinates 45°31′23″N 73°42′35″W / 45.52306°N 73.70972°W / 45.52306; -73.70972Coordinates: 45°31′23″N 73°42′35″W / 45.52306°N 73.70972°W / 45.52306; -73.70972
Connections
Parking 754 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities 21 spaces[1]
Other information
Opened 1994
Electrified 25 kV AC 60 Hz catenary
Fare zone 2
Formerly Lazard, Val-Royal
Traffic
Passengers (2013[2]) 826,100 (AMT)
Services
Preceding station   AMT   Following station
Deux-Montagnes
toward Montreal

Bois-Franc is a commuter rail station on the AMT Deux-Montagnes Line in the Greater Montreal, Quebec, Canada area.

Origin of name[edit]

Bois-Franc takes its name from the nearby Bois-Franc residential development, itself named for chemin du Bois-Franc, the original name of the stretch of boulevard Henri-Bourassa through this area, which had previously ended at the Laurentian Autoroute. Bois Franc was also the original name of the nearby pioneer airstrip that later was known as Cartierville Airport, until its closing in the 1980s.

History[edit]

The original station was named Lazard [3] (likely for the merchant bank Lazard Frères & Co. which underwrote the construction of the Mount Royal Tunnel on this railline). In 1926 the station was renamed Val-Royal. After the modernization of the Deux-Montagnes Line, between 1993 and 1995, a new station named Bois-Franc was built; the original station was then demolished at the request of the Canadian National Railway and with the permission of Transport Canada, on June 5, 1995.[4]

Location[edit]

The station is located at 5465 Henri Bourassa Boulevard West, between Marcel-Laurin Boulevard/Boulevard Laurentien (Route 117) and Grenet Street in Saint-Laurent on the border with Cartierville.

Cartierville branch and station[edit]

A single-track electrified (2400 V DC) branch to Cartierville, a relic of when the line terminated there in Canadian Northern Railway days, left the line at (then) Val-Royal station. In later Canadian National years, only one rush-hour trip in each direction existed. It was abandoned in the early 1980s when STM predecessor STCUM took over operation of the Deux-Montagnes line. The Cartierville station was located at the corner of West Gouin and Laurentian boulevards.[5] The Cartierville Station was to have been the terminus of Line 3 (Red) of the Montreal Metro.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
No.[1] and Route Name Service Times Route Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 64 Grenet All-Day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 126 Polyvalente-Émile-Legault School Day Service, Located on Grenet and Henri-Bourassa Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 164 Dudemaine All-Day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 170 Keller All-Day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 215 Henri Bourassa Regular, Located on blvd. Henri-Bourassa and Marcel-Laurin Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 382 Pierrefonds/Saint Charles Overnight Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 468 Express Pierrefonds/Gouin Weekdays before 8:00PM, Located on Grenet and Henri-Bourassa Map Schedule
Société de transport de Laval
No.[1][6] and Route Description Service Times Route Map (Click on "Route map") Schedule
55 to/from Laval-Ouest and Henri-Bourassa Terminus Nord via Gare Du Ruisseau
and via Gare Bois-de-Boulogne. The stops are on Grenet Street.
Regular Map Schedule, north bound
South bound
144 to/from Sainte-Dorothée, Chomedey, and Terminus Côte-Vertu at the Côte-Vertu Metro station.
The stops are on Marcel Laurin Boulevard.
Map Schedule, west bound
East bound
151 to/from Chomedey, Fabreville, Sainte-Rose and Terminus Côte-Vertu at the Côte-Vertu Metro station.
The stops are on Marcel Laurin Boulevard.
Map Schedule, north bound
South bound
902 to/from Terminus Le Carrefour at Le Carrefour Laval and Terminus Côte-Vertu at the Côte-Vertu Metro station.
The stops are on Marcel Laurin Boulevard.
Regular, on week days Map Schedule, north bound
South bound
  1. All bus routes coming from Laval cannot pick up passengers for Montreal-only trips.
    The same routes will pick up passengers for trips heading back to Laval but will not allow passengers to descend until it reaches Laval.
  2. Route No. 46 no longer passes by this station, AMT has neglected to bring this up to date on their website. [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e AMT - Stations - Bois-Franc
  2. ^ Ridership from "Rapport d’activités 2012". Agence métropolitaine de transport. Retrieved June 2014. 
  3. ^ Walton, Mark (June 6, 2000). "The Mount Royal Tunnel Electrification". Colin Churcher's Railway Pages. 
  4. ^ N/Réf. T6165/S7 & V/Réf. 5105-VAL-1
  5. ^ "Montreal-Cartierville-Deux-Montagnes schedule 1979 pages 3&4". Canadian National suburban Montreal public timetable, August 6, 1979. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b STL 2011 map

External links[edit]

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