Champ-de-Mars (Montreal Metro)

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Champ-de-Mars
Champ-de-MarsMetro2011.jpg
Station statistics
Address 940, rue Sanguinet, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°30′36″N 73°33′23″W / 45.51000°N 73.55639°W / 45.51000; -73.55639Coordinates: 45°30′36″N 73°33′23″W / 45.51000°N 73.55639°W / 45.51000; -73.55639
Connections
Depth 6.1 metres (20 feet), 59th deepest
Other information
Opened 14 October 1966
Architect Adalbert Niklewicz
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 1,883,727 entrances in 2013, 48th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Champ-de-Mars 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 Old Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the metro.

Overview[edit]

Designed by Adalbert Niklewicz, it is a normal side platform station, built in open cut due to the presence of weak Utica shale in the surrounding rock. Its entrance is located near a series of tunnels that cross the Autoroute Ville-Marie, giving access to Old Montreal.

Architecture and art[edit]

The stained glass, installed in 1968

One of the most important artworks in the metro, a set of stained glass windows by noted Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron, illuminates the mezzanine of this station. These windows, one of the artist's masterpieces and her most famous work, were given by the Government of Quebec in 1968. They were the first work of non-figurative art to be commissioned for the metro, representing the first official entrance of Automatist art in the system.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Champ-de-Mars, a public park facing Montreal City Hall. The name is the French term for a military parade ground. It was formerly crossed by the city's fortifications, demolished in the 19th century, the foundations of which can still be seen. It was later turned into a parking lot, which was replaced by a park in 1980s.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 14 Amherst All-day before 8:00PM Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 361 Saint-Denis Overnight Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

City Hall, January 2006

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