Pie-IX (Montreal Metro)

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Pie-IX
Pie-IX metro.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2700 and 2705 Pie-IX Boulevard, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°33′14″N 73°33′06″W / 45.55389°N 73.55167°W / 45.55389; -73.55167Coordinates: 45°33′14″N 73°33′06″W / 45.55389°N 73.55167°W / 45.55389; -73.55167
Connections
Depth 10.1 metres (33 feet 2 inches), 53rd deepest
Other information
Opened 6 June 1976
Architect Marcel Raby
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 4,600,629 entrances in 2006, 15th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Pie-IX (French pronunciation: ​[pinœf]) 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 in the district of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] The station opened on June 6, 1976, as part of the extension of the Green Line to Honoré-Beaugrand, in time for the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Overview[edit]

Citius, Altius, Fortius, a relief by Jordi Bonet.

Designed by architect Marcel Raby, it is a normal station built in open cut. The centre of the station is taken up with a vast mezzanine bisected by an extremely long ticket barrier. This space, as well as a secondary access to the Angrignon platform, allows the station to handle very large crowds from the Olympic Stadium. The mezzanine gives direct underground city access to the Stadium. The station has two exits of its own, one incorporated into the stadium's parvis, and another across the street.

The station includes four Olympic-themed works of art: three sculptures by the architect featuring different takes on the Olympic rings, and one long mural in concrete and aluminum by Jordi Bonet entitled Citius, Altius, Fortius ("stronger, higher, faster" - the Olympic motto).

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Pie-IX Boulevard (pronounced pee neuf). This street was named in 1912 for Pope Pius IX (1792–1878), elected Pope in 1846. English speakers generally use the French pronunciation, though they may humorously refer to either the street or Metro station as "Pie Nine".

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 97 Mont-Royal All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 139 Pie-IX All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 355 Pie-IX Overnight Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 439 Express Pie-IX Rush Hours, Morning Arrivals and Afternoon Departures Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Pie-IX station from the viewpoint of Olympic Stadium

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