Bonaventure (Montreal Metro)

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Bonaventure
Bonaventuremetro2011.jpg
Station statistics
Address 955, rue de la Cathédrale, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°29′53″N 73°34′02″W / 45.49806°N 73.56722°W / 45.49806; -73.56722Coordinates: 45°29′53″N 73°34′02″W / 45.49806°N 73.56722°W / 45.49806; -73.56722
Connections
Depth 22.6 metres (74 feet 2 inches), 11th deepest
Other information
Opened 13 February 1967
Architect Victor Prus
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 7,928,139 entrances in 2011, 4th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Bonaventure is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the borough of Ville-Marie in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1]

It opened on February 13, 1967, four months after most of the initial network. It served as the western terminus of the Orange Line for 14 years until the extension to Place-Saint-Henri was opened in 1981.

Overview[edit]

Station's platform.

Designed by Victor Prus, the station is a normal side platform station, built by cut-and-cover in order to provide a large space for the heavily trafficked mezzanine. As a key part of the underground city, the mezzanine has ticket barriers on either side, in order to allow pedestrians to pass from one end of the station to the other. Bridges over the tracks below the mezzanine level allow passengers to cross from one platform to the other.

Until 1992, the station had only one outdoor entrance, in front of Windsor Station; two additional accesses led directly to Place Bonaventure and Gare Centrale (Central Station) on one end, and the Château Champlain and Place du Canada on the other. When 1000 de La Gauchetière was built directly above the station, additional accesses were added to the office tower and the Downtown Terminus (metropolitan bus terminal for Réseau de transport de Longueuil and South Shore buses) within it, as well as a street entrance on the western side of the building on Cathédrale Street and improved access to Central Station and Place Bonaventure.

The station is intermodal with the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)'s commuter train lines, through its underground access to Central Station, the terminus for Deux-Montagnes and Mont-Saint-Hilaire lines. There is also underground access to the Lucien-L'Allier train station as well as the Lucien-L'Allier Metro station.

Elevators were added between the mezzanine and the platforms in November 2009, making the station more accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, there is currently no step-free access to the surface, nor do the elevators allow passengers to change platforms without exiting the ticket barriers. An existing elevator connecting the station to Place du Canada and the Château Champlain, formerly the only elevator in the system, is separated from the mezzanine level by steps. An elevator link between the station and the AMT bus terminus and thence to the surface is planned.

The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time till the next train.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Place Bonaventure, a major commercial complex containing businesses, the Hilton Hotel, and the Société de transport de Montréal's headquarters. This was named for Bonaventure Station, a former station on the Grand Trunk Railway, which in turn was named for its location on Saint Bonaventure Street, now Saint Jacques Street. All derive their name from St. Bonaventure, a 13th-century Italian philosopher and mystic.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

The Terminus Centre-Ville
Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 36 Monk All-day, Located on Saint-Antoine Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 61 Wellington All-day, Weekends before 10:00PM, Located on University and De la Gauchetière Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 74 Bridge Rush Hours Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 75 de la Commune Rush Hours Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 107 Verdun All-day, Located on Peel Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 150 René-Lévesque All-day before 7:00PM, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 168 du Havre All-day, Located on University Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 178 Pointe-Nord/Île-des-Sœurs Weekdays before 7:00PM, Located on University and De la Gauchetière Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 350 Verdun/LaSalle Overnight, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 355 Pie-IX Overnight, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 358 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound Overnight, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 364 Sherbrooke/Joseph-Renaud Overnight, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 410 Express Notre-Dame Rush Hours, Mornings towards Downtown and Afternoons from Downtown, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Eastbound Weekdays before 8:00PM, Mornings towards Downtown and Afternoons from Downtown, Located on Saint-Antoine and Peel or University and De la Gauchetière Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 430 Express Pointe-aux-Trembles Weekdays before 7:00PM, Mornings towards Downtown and Afternoons from Downtown, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Reserved.svg 435 Express Du Parc/Côte-des-Neiges Rush Hours, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 715 Old Port/Old Montreal All-day before 11:00PM, Located on Peel Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 747 Express Bus 24 Hours Daily-Year Round, Located on René-Lévesque Map Schedule
Other connecting bus routes

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Connected via the underground city[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonaventure Metro Station

External links[edit]