De L'Église (Montreal Metro)

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De L'Église
De L'Église Montreal Metro.jpg
Station statistics
Address 250 Galt Avenue and
133 av. de l'Église, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°27′46″N 73°34′01″W / 45.46278°N 73.56694°W / 45.46278; -73.56694Coordinates: 45°27′46″N 73°34′01″W / 45.46278°N 73.56694°W / 45.46278; -73.56694
Connections
Depth 19.8 metres (65 feet) (Honoré-Beaugrand)
25.6 metres (84 feet) (Angrignon platform), 5th deepest
Other information
Opened 3 September 1978
Architect Lemay et Leduc
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 2,295,037 entrances in 2006, 40th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

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.[1] The station opened on September 3, 1978, as part of the extension of the Green Line westward to Angrignon.

Architecture and art[edit]

Station's kiosks

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.

The station is decorated with a series of circular motifs in ceramic tile on the lower levels and concrete bas-reliefs in the upper levels by Claude Théberge and Antoine D. Lamarche

Origin of the name[edit]

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[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 37 Jolicoeur All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 58 Wellington All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 61 Wellington All-day, Weekends before 10:00PM Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 350 Verdun/LaSalle Overnight Map Schedule

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External links[edit]

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