Côte-Vertu (Montreal Metro)
|Depth||17.7 metres (58 feet 1 inch), 20th deepest|
|Opened||3 November 1986|
|Architect||Jodoin, Lamarre, Pratte, & Co
Cayouette & Saia
|Operator||Société de transport de Montréal|
|OPUS card||vending machine and recharge|
|Passengers ()||7,648,466 entrances in 2011, 6th of 68|
Côte-Vertu 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 Saint-Laurent in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Opened on November 3, 1986, the station has served as the western terminus of the Orange Line since that date, having taken over from Du Collège station.
The station was designed by the architectural firms of Jodoin, Lamarre, Pratte, & Co and Cayouette & Saia. It contains two artworks: a set of two mural sculptures by Yves Trudeau in the transept, entitled Relief, négatif positif, and a mural by Éric Lamontagne in the new bus terminus, entitled L'Homo urbanus.
It was originally intended as a temporary terminus, to be followed by an two to three station extension to a point somewhat beyond the current Bois-Franc commuter train station; however, this never took place. Because this station was intended to be a temporary terminus the passenger accesses are much too small, during rush hour it can take several minutes for the platform to clear while trains arrive only 2 minutes apart.
As this station is the terminus for several bus routes, including the three Société de transport de Laval (STL) buses, a new bus terminal around the northern entrance was completed in 2005. Three new bus shelters at the southern entrance on Edouard-Laurin Boulevard, serving the metropolitan routes, were finished at about the same time.
The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time till the next train. In November 2010, Côte-Vertu became the 8th station to be wheelchair accessible as elevators were added.
The station has 3 entrances:
- 1515, Edouard-Laurin Boulevard
- 1510 Chemin de la Côte-Vertu
- 1515 Chemin de la Côte-Vertu Ouest
- The entrance from rue Gohier at the corner of boulevard Côte-Vertu has been eliminated.
Origin of name
This station is named for the chemin de la Côte-Vertu. The area through which the street runs has been known as Notre-Dame-de-Vertu, Notre-Dame-de-la-Vertu, or Notre-Dame-des-Vertus (Our Lady of Virtue) since at least 1700.
Connecting bus routes
For connecting bus routes see Terminus Côte-Vertu (AMT).
Nearby points of interest
- Les Galeries Norgate
- Vanier College
- LaurenHill Academy
- Cégep de Saint-Laurent
- Centre hospitalier de Saint-Laurent
- CLSC Saint-Laurent
- Promenade de Vieux Saint-Laurent
- Saint-Laurent Museum of Art
- former Saint-Laurent Postal Station
- Saint-Laurent Public Library
- Saint-Laurent Municipal Courthouse
- Montreal Fire Station 73
- Saint-Laurent Borough Hall
- Decarie Hot Dog
- Côte-Vertu Station - official web page
- Montreal by Metro, Côte-Vertu Metro Station
- Plan of Terminus Côte-Vertu, 7 January 2014