De La Concorde (Montreal Metro)
|De La Concorde|
|Address||1200, Boulevard de la Concorde Ouest, Laval
|Depth||15 metres (49 feet 3 inches), 25th|
|Opened||26 April 2007|
|Operator||Société de transport de Montréal|
|OPUS card||vending machine and recharge|
|Passengers ()||1,234,745 entrances in 2011, 64th of 68|
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. 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.
The 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 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
Connecting bus routes
Société de transport de Laval (STL)
|STL Regular routes|
|No.||Route Description||Route Map
click on "Route map"
|33||Metro Montmorency - Metro Cartier||Map||North bound
to Metro Cartier
|37||Industrial Park Centre - Metro Cartier||Map||North bound
to Metro Cartier
|42||Terminus Le Carrefour - Saint-François||Map||West bound
|STL Night routes|
|No.||Route Description||Route Map||Schedule|
|2||Night route between Henri-Bourassa via
Metro Cartier and Metro Montmorency
|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
- Parc Montmorency