Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

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Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke Metro.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3580 and 3585, rue Berri
Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°31′08″N 73°34′08″W / 45.51889°N 73.56889°W / 45.51889; -73.56889Coordinates: 45°31′08″N 73°34′08″W / 45.51889°N 73.56889°W / 45.51889; -73.56889
Connections
Depth 10.4 metres (34 feet 1 inch), 51st deepest
Other information
Opened 14 October 1966
Architect Jean Dumontier
Crevier, Lemieux, Mercier et Caron
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 4,007,872 entrances in 2010, 23rd of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Sherbrooke 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 The Plateau neighbourhood of the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] This station, near downtown, opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the metro.

Overview[edit]

Sherbrooke Metro station platform.

The metro station, designed by Jean Dumontier and Crevier, Lemieux, Mercier et Caron, is a normal side-platform station, built in open cut due to the difficulty of construction under Berri Street near the Sherbrooke Street overpass. It has a single mezzanine giving access to two entrances, one on either side of Berri Street, both integrated into buildings. The wall are decorated in straw-yellow brick, purple ceiling louvres and bulkhead walls, and orange highlights.

Architecture and art[edit]

A mosaic mural at Sherbrooke station

The station's main artwork is a mosaic, the only one in the metro, on the Côte-Vertu platform. By Gabriel Bastien and Andrea Vau, it depicts the achievements of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society, whose headquarters are nearby. There are also two mural works by Mario Merola in the accesses.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Sherbrooke Street. Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (1764–1830) served as governor general of British North America 1816–1818. The street was named for him in 1817.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 24 Sherbrooke All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 30 St-Denis/St-Hubert All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 144 Av. des Pins All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 360 Av. des Pins Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 361 Saint-Denis Overnight Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

  • Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec
  • Parc Lafontaine
  • Square Saint-Louis
  • Bibliothèque Centrale
  • Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui
  • Théâtre de Quat'Sous
  • Le cinémathèque et la phonothèque de Montréal
  • Goethe-Institut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherbrooke Metro Station

External links[edit]