LaSalle (Montreal Metro)

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LaSalle
Montreal metro LaSalle.jpg
Station statistics
Address 301, Caisse Avenue,
Verdun, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°28′15″N 73°33′59″W / 45.47083°N 73.56639°W / 45.47083; -73.56639Coordinates: 45°28′15″N 73°33′59″W / 45.47083°N 73.56639°W / 45.47083; -73.56639
Connections
Depth 9.8 metres (32 feet 2 inches), 53rd deepest
Other information
Opened 3 September 1978
Architect Didier, Gillon et Larouche
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 1,407,182 entrances in 2006, 53rd of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
MtlMetro1.svg Green Line

LaSalle 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]

Designed by Didier, Gillon et Larouche, it is a normal side platform station with one ticket hall and access. The platform and mezzanine walls are enlivened by large, irregular concrete planes painted in bright colours, designed by Michèle Tremblay-Gillon, while a stainless-steel mural by Peter Gnass above the ticket hall reflects sunlight and passengers' movements.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for nearby LaSalle Boulevard, named for explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643–1687), who founded the town of Lachine and claimed Louisiana for France.

Since the station is not located in the neighbouring borough of LaSalle, alternative names have been proposed, including Paul-Grégoire and Curé-Caisse; the latter name was approved by the Montreal Urban Community in 1984, but for unknown reasons the name change was not carried out.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 12 Île-des-Soeurs All-day before 12:00AM Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 21 Place du Commerce Morning Rush Hours Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 58 Wellington All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 71 Du Centre All-day before 11:00PM Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 108 Bannantyne All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 350 Verdun/LaSalle Overnight, Located on blvd. LaSalle and rue Caisse Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LaSalle Station

External links[edit]