Côte-Vertu (Montreal Metro)

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Côte-Vertu
MetroCoteVertu.png
Station statistics
Address 1515 Côte-Vertu
Saint-Laurent, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°30′51″N 73°40′59″W / 45.51417°N 73.68306°W / 45.51417; -73.68306Coordinates: 45°30′51″N 73°40′59″W / 45.51417°N 73.68306°W / 45.51417; -73.68306
Connections
Depth 17.7 metres (58 feet 1 inch), 20th deepest
Other information
Opened 3 November 1986
Architect Jodoin, Lamarre, Pratte, & Co
Cayouette & Saia
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 7,648,466 entrances in 2011, 6th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
Terminus MtlMetro2.svg Orange Line
toward Montmorency

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.[1]

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.

Overview[edit]

The station is a normal side platform station with one transept, mezzanine and three entrances.

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[2] 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[edit]

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[edit]

Buses loading passengers at the North Terminal.

For connecting bus routes see Terminus Côte-Vertu (AMT).

Nearby points of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terminus Côte-Vertu". 
  2. ^ Éric Lamontagne

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