Georges-Vanier (Montreal Metro)

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Georges-Vanier
Georges Vanier metro.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2040, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°29′20″N 73°34′36″W / 45.48889°N 73.57667°W / 45.48889; -73.57667Coordinates: 45°29′20″N 73°34′36″W / 45.48889°N 73.57667°W / 45.48889; -73.57667
Connections None
Depth 17.7 metres (58 feet 1 inch), 20th deepest
Other information
Opened 28 April 1980
Architect Pierre-W. Major
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 773,078 entrances in 2011, 68th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Georges-Vanier 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 Little Burgundy area of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1]

Overview[edit]

Concrete sculpture entitled Un Arbre dans le Parc (A tree in the park).

The metro station, designed by architect Pierre-W. Major, is a normal side platform station, and has one access. The huge underground volume of the station mezzannine is lighted by a single, round skylight, and is decorated with a sculpture, Un arbre dans le parc, by Michel Dernuet, is situated on the Côte-Vertu platform; it is a large concrete pillar with illuminated branches, representing a tree. The wall facing the easternmost stairs for the Montmorency platform is faced with blue ceramic symbolizing a fresh spring in the woods.

This station is the least used in the network; it was 68th of 68 in traffic in 2011, with 773,078 passengers embarking here.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for the boul. Georges-Vanier, named for the Rt. Hon. Georges-Philias Vanier. Born a few steps from the street that now bears his name, Major-General Vanier was a distinguished soldier in World War I and Canada's ambassador to all Allied governments in World War II. He served as the 19th Governor General of Canada, the first French-Canadian to occupy that position, from 1959 until his death.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

No bus routes serve this station.

Nearby points of interest[edit]

2008 station closure[edit]

On May 26, 2008 the STM announced the temporary closure of the Georges-Vanier station from June 2, 2008 to September 5, 2008 due to major repairs needed at the station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georges-Vanier Metro Station
  2. ^ Temporary shuttle

External links[edit]