Saint-Laurent (Montreal Metro)

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Saint-Laurent
Station statistics
Address 10, boul. de Maisonneuve Est
Ville-Marie, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°30′39″N 73°33′53″W / 45.51083°N 73.56472°W / 45.51083; -73.56472Coordinates: 45°30′39″N 73°33′53″W / 45.51083°N 73.56472°W / 45.51083; -73.56472
Connections
Depth 9.1 metres (29 feet 10 inches), 56th deepest
Other information
Opened 14 October 1966
Architect Brassard et Warren
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 1,479,884 entrances in 2006, 51st of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
MtlMetro1.svg Green Line

Saint-Laurent 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 downtown Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the metro.

Overview[edit]

Designed by Brassard et Warren, it is a normal side platform station, built in an open cut under boul. de Maisonneuve. The station's volume contains its mezzanine and ticket hall, connected to a single entrance. This is one of the few downtown stations not to have an entrance integrated into another building, and plans for the vacant lot around the station continually surface; the current plan is for a cultural centre, including a school of contemporary dance.[2]

Architecture and art[edit]

The station contains non-figurative tiled murals by noted ceramicist Claude Vermette.

Origin of the name[edit]

The station takes its name from Saint Lawrence Boulevard (in French, boulevard Saint-Laurent), a main thoroughfare of Montreal, opened and named by 1720 as the road joining Montreal to the village of Côte-Saint-Laurent, now a borough of Montreal. The latter was named for Saint Lawrence, probably by allusion to the Saint Lawrence River. Saint Lawrence Boulevard is considered the dividing line between eastern and western Montreal, and divides addresses between east and west.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 15 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Northbound All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Southbound All-day, Located 2 blocks west on St-Urbain Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 363 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Northbound Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 363 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Southbound Overnight, Located 2 blocks west on St-Urbain Map Schedule

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