Papineau (Montreal Metro)

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Papineau
Papineau station Montreal.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1425, rue Cartier, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°31′25″N 73°33′08″W / 45.52361°N 73.55222°W / 45.52361; -73.55222Coordinates: 45°31′25″N 73°33′08″W / 45.52361°N 73.55222°W / 45.52361; -73.55222
Connections
Depth 21.6 metres (70 feet 10 inches), 13th deepest
Other information
Opened 14 October 1966
Architect Bolduc et Venne
Mario Bibeau (kiosk built in 1999)
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 2,484,968 entrances in 2006, 37th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Papineau 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 one of two Metro stations which service Montreal's Gay Village, part of the Centre-South district in the borough of Ville-Marie[1] It opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro. It briefly served as the terminus of the Green Line until Frontenac station was opened two months later.

Overview[edit]

Designed by Bolduc et Venne, it is a normal side platform station, built in tunnel. A transept leads to a long set of stairways to the entrance, located in the centre of a public square. The temporary entrance building was recently replaced by a new permanent one, designed by Mario Bibeau.

Architecture and art[edit]

Michel de Broin's Revolutions (2003) is sited in the park beside the station

The station features a set of three murals by Jean Cartier and George Juhasz at the transept level. Entitled Les Patriotes de 1837–1838, these tell the story of the Patriotes Rebellion and commemorate Louis-Joseph Papineau, the famous son of this station's namesake. Also, the redevelopment of the square around the station's entrance included the addition of a sculpture, Révolutions, by Michel de Broin.

Origin of the name[edit]

Papineau takes its name from nearby av. Papineau, named for Joseph Papineau, a notary, surveyor, politician, and defender of the rights of the people and of the French language. His son, Louis-Joseph Papineau, led the Patriotes Rebellion, the Lower Canadian portion of the Rebellions of 1837.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times
Autobusmontréal.svg 10 De Lorimier All-day
Autobusmontréal.svg 15 Sainte-Catherine All-day
Autobusmontréal.svg 34 Sainte-Catherine All-day
Autobusmontréal.svg 45 Papineau All-day
Autobusmontréal.svg 150 René-Lévesque All-day before 6:30PM
S-nuit.gif 358 Sainte-Catherine Overnight
S-nuit.gif 359 Papineau Overnight
Autobusmontréal.svg 769 La Ronde All-day
Summer Seasonal
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
Route Service Times
170 Jacques-Cartier / Métro Papineau All-day

Nearby points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Papineau Metro

External links[edit]