Place-d'Armes (Montreal Metro)

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Place-d'Armes
Place-D'Armes2011.jpg
Station statistics
Address 960 rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°30′23″N 73°33′35″W / 45.50639°N 73.55972°W / 45.50639; -73.55972Coordinates: 45°30′23″N 73°33′35″W / 45.50639°N 73.55972°W / 45.50639; -73.55972
Connections
Depth 4.6 metres (15 feet 1 inch), 60th deepest
Other information
Opened 14 October 1966
Architect J. Warunkiewicz
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 6,053,220 entrances in 2011,[1] 10th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Place-d'Armes 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 Old Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[2]

The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the metro. It was briefly the terminus of the Orange Line until Square-Victoria-OACI station opened four months later, quickly followed by Bonaventure station, the planned terminus.

Overview[edit]

The metro station, designed by Janusz Warunkiewicz, is a normal side platform station, built in open cut due to the presence of weak Utica shale in the surrounding rock. Its mezzanine, with fare barriers at either end, is located directly under the Palais des congrès de Montréal; one end gives direct access to the Palais, while the other opens outside.

The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time till the next train.

Origin of the name[edit]

Place d'Armes and Notre-Dame Basilica in winter

This station is named for the Place d'Armes, a short distance to the south. It is the third square in Montreal to have this name, which is the common French name for the rallying place for a fort's defenders.[3] It contains a statue of Paul Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Place d'Armes in Montreal.
Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Southbound All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Northbound All-day, Located one block east on Saint-Laurent Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound All-day, Located one block south on Saint-Antoine Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Northbound (Westbound) All-day, Located one block east on Saint-Laurent Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 361 Saint-Denis Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 363 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 365 Avenue du Parc Overnight, Located one block south on Saint-Antoine Map Schedule

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