Cartier (Montreal Metro)

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Cartier
Metro Cartier.jpg
Station statistics
Address 5, boulevard Cartier Ouest, Laval
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°33′37″N 73°40′55″W / 45.56028°N 73.68194°W / 45.56028; -73.68194Coordinates: 45°33′37″N 73°40′55″W / 45.56028°N 73.68194°W / 45.56028; -73.68194
Connections See Terminus Cartier
Other information
Opened 26 April 2007
Architect Richard Fortin
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Cartier 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 Pont-Viau district of Laval, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is part of an extension of the line into Laval and opened on April 28, 2007.

Architecture[edit]

It is a normal side platform station. The station's main entrance, adjoining the bus terminal, takes the form of a right triangle, with the legs parallel to the streets and the hypotenuse parallel to the tracks, thereby bringing the aboveground and underground world into relation. There is an entrance at each of the two points of the triangle, while the centre is sunken to provide access to the escalators to the ticket hall and to the tunnel to the secondary entrance. The sunken area looks out onto a sunken garden.

A second entrance on the opposite corner of Boul. des Laurentides and Av. Cartier, to spare pedestrians from crossing the busy boulevard, was opened on May 22, 2009.[2]

The station features two artworks. The first, L'Homme est un roseau pensant III by Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz, is a pair of tall, slender metal spires on the edge of the garden. The second, Dessins suspendus by Yvon Proulx, is installed in the secondary entrance.

Origin of name[edit]

The station is named for nearby Boulevard Cartier, which in turn was named for George-Étienne Cartier, a French-Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation.

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Terminus Cartier[edit]

Terminus Cartier
Station statistics
Address 44, boul. des Laurentides, Laval[3]
Coordinates 45°33′36″N 73°40′54″W / 45.56000°N 73.68167°W / 45.56000; -73.68167
Line(s)
Parking 599 park and ride spaces[3]
Bicycle facilities 54 places in racks[3]
Other information
Owned by AMT
Website Terminus Cartier
Traffic
Passengers (2013[4]) 4,788,000

A large bus terminal with 11 platforms and two park and ride lots (599 free spaces[3] ) has been built above the subway station. The covered bus terminal has an Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) ticket counter, a heated waiting area, and electronic boards to display bus departures. In addition, a shopping concourse has been built adjacent to the bus terminal to eventually welcome shops and restaurants. A convenience store and a café are currently the only tenants.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Laval (STL)
No.[5] Route[6]
2 Henri-Bourassa - Montmorency
12 Pont-Viau - Métro Cartier
17 Auteuil - Métro Cartier
20 Chomedey - Métro Cartier
24 Sainte-Dorothée - Métro Cartier
25 Saint-François - Métro Cartier
27 Vimont - Métro Cartier
28 Saint-Vincent-de-Paul - Métro Cartier
31 Auteuil - Métro Henri-Bourassa
33 Métro Montmorency - Métro Cartier
37 Chomedey - Métro Cartier
41 Auteuil - Métro Cartier
43 Auteuil - Métro Cartier
48 Duvernay - Métro Cartier
58 Saint-Vincent-de-Paul - Métro Cartier
60 Chomedey - Métro Cartier
63 Gare Sainte-Rose - Métro Cartier
70 Métro Montmorency - Métro Cartier
73 Fabreville - Métro Cartier
74 Saint-François - Métro Cartier
901 Saint-François - Métro Cartier
CIT Laurentides
No.[5] Route
24 Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines - Laval
28 Bois-des-Filion - Laval
Inter city bus routes
Orléans Express, Groupe Galland and Autobus Maheux
provide intercity bus services to the terminus.[5]
Expedibus courier and shipping services are also available.[7]

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