Pie-IX (Montreal Metro)
|Address||2700 and 2705 Pie-IX Boulevard, Montreal
|Depth||10.1 metres (33 feet 2 inches), 53rd deepest|
|Opened||6 June 1976|
|Operator||Société de transport de Montréal|
|OPUS card||vending machine and recharge|
|Passengers ()||4,600,629 entrances in 2006, 15th of 68|
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. 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.
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
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
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|439 Express Pie-IX||Rush Hours, Morning Arrivals and Afternoon Departures||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interest
- Olympic Stadium
- Régie des installations olympiques (RIO)
- Regroupement Loisirs Québec
- Montreal Botanical Garden
- Château Dufresne - Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal
- Cégep de Maisonneuve
- See also Viau station
- Olympic Village - Régie du logement
- Saputo Stadium, home of the Montreal Impact.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pie-IX (Montreal Metro).|
- Pie-IX Station - official site
- Montreal by Metro, metrodemontreal.com - photos, information, and trivia
- 2011 STM System Map
- Metro Map