De L'Église (Montreal Metro)
|Address||250 Galt Avenue and
133 av. de l'Église, Montreal
|Depth||19.8 metres (65 feet) (Honoré-Beaugrand)
25.6 metres (84 feet) (Angrignon platform), 5th deepest
|Opened||3 September 1978|
|Architect||Lemay et Leduc|
|Operator||Société de transport de Montréal|
|OPUS card||vending machine and recharge|
|Passengers ()||2,295,037 entrances in 2006, 40th of 68|
De L'Église (French; literally translated, "of the Church") is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the borough of Verdun in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The station opened on September 3, 1978, as part of the extension of the Green Line westward to Angrignon.
Architecture and art
Designed by Jean-Maurice Dubé, it was planned as a normal side platform station. However, during the station's construction, a cave-in of the surrounding weak Utica Shale formation made it necessary to build the station with a narrower profile. It is therefore built with stacked platforms, with the Honoré-Beaugrand platform above and Angrignon below, and both directions opening to the left instead of the usual right. There are two accesses, one in the centre and one at the western end of the station, with separate ticket halls.
Origin of the name
This station is named for av. de l'Église. The church in question is the Église Saint-Paul in the Côte-Saint-Paul district at the north end of the avenue. This roadway has existed since at least 1834, and became known under its present name some time after 1879.
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|61 Wellington||All-day, Weekends before 10:00PM||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interest
Media related to De L'Église (Montreal Metro) at Wikimedia Commons
- De L'Église Station - official site
- Montreal by Metro, metrodemontreal.com - photos, information, and trivia
- STM 2011 System Map