De La Concorde (Montreal Metro)

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De La Concorde
Metro-DeLaConcorde.JPG
Station statistics
Address 1200, Boulevard de la Concorde Ouest
Laval-des-Rapides, Laval
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°33′39″N 73°42′35″W / 45.56083°N 73.70972°W / 45.56083; -73.70972Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 73°42′35″W / 45.56083°N 73.70972°W / 45.56083; -73.70972
Connections
Depth 15 metres (49 feet 3 inches), 25th
Other information
Opened 26 April 2007
Architect André Marcotte
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 1,234,745 entrances in 2011, 64th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
MtlMetro2.svg Orange Line
Terminus

De la Concorde 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 Laval-des-Rapides district of Laval, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is part of an extension to the line to Laval and was opened on April 28, 2007.

The station is intermodal with the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)'s De La Concorde station on the Saint-Jérôme commuter train line, which replaces the Saint-Martin station which was located 1.65 km (1.03 mi) to the north.

Overview[edit]

A train stop at De La Concorde station.

The metro station is a side platform station, built in tunnel with an open-pit central section in the shape of a cube. The upper surface of the cube protrudes out of the earth and is rimmed with skylights, producing a sundial-like effect as the progress of the sun changes the light within the cube. The station's decor is primarily bare concrete, metal, and steel, with the platform's ultramarine tiles and enlarged photographs of grass providing colour.

The escalator shaft from the entrance building to the ticket hall also protrudes out of the earth as a glazed cylinder reminiscent of Norman Foster's "fosterito" metro entrances in the Bilbao metro. The entrance building is split-level, one level providing access to the metro station and the other to the train station; its glazed front is decorated with a large metro logo.

The train station is located at an upper level and the platforms continue onto a viaduct over Boul. de la Concorde. Also at this level is a park and ride loop and bicycle trail access.

The area to the east of the station entrance is landscaped, with benches and a terrace provided on top of the station cube. The footpath leading to the station is the site of the station's artwork, Nos allers-retours (translation: our departures and returns) by Yves Gendreau. The sculpture is a series of tangled metal tubes, in the colours of the metro lines plus purple for the commuter trains, atop a series of poles, representing the paths taken by the users of public transit.

Origin of name[edit]

The station is named after boulevard de la Concorde, which in turn is named for the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Laval (STL)[edit]

STL Regular routes[2][3]
No. Route Description Route Map
click on "Route map"
Schedule
33 Metro Montmorency - Metro Cartier Map North bound
South bound
to Metro Cartier
37 Industrial Park Centre - Metro Cartier Map North bound
South bound
to Metro Cartier
42 Terminus Le Carrefour - Saint-François Map West bound
East bound
STL Night routes
No. Route Description Route Map Schedule
2 Night route between Henri-Bourassa via
Metro Cartier and Metro Montmorency
Map West bound
East bound
Route 2 offers a late night and early morning connection between Metro Montmorency and Henri-Bourassa, Monday to Saturday only.
The bus routes do not enter the station but run on de la Concorde Boulevard West and on Ampere Avenue.

Nearby points of interest[edit]

  • Parc Montmorency

See also[edit]

De La Concorde (AMT)

References[edit]

External links[edit]