Beaudry station

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Beaudry
Beaudry-Metro.jpg
Location1255, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°31′08″N 73°33′21″W / 45.51889°N 73.55583°W / 45.51889; -73.55583Coordinates: 45°31′08″N 73°33′21″W / 45.51889°N 73.55583°W / 45.51889; -73.55583
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth25.9 metres (85 feet), 4th deepest
ArchitectAdalbert Niklewicz
Béïque, Thout, Legault (new kiosk built in 1999)
History
Opened21 December 1966
Rebuilt2018-19[1]
Traffic
Passengers1,312,933 entrances in 2013, 61st of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Beaudry is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. It is in Montreal's Gay Village, part of the Centre-South district.[2] Although part of the original network of the Metro, it opened two months after the rest of the network, on December 21, 1966.

Overview[edit]

The inclined moving sidewalk inside the station.
New station entrance built in 1999 with rainbow-coloured masts over the door

Designed by Adalbert Niklewicz, it is a normal side platform station, built in-tunnel; a transept leads to a long inclined moving sidewalk, the only one of its kind in the Metro, traversing the distance between De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Saint Catherine Street, on which the entrance is located. The moving sidewalk has been a burden to the STM because it is unique and so replacement parts must be custom-built.

The walls in the entrance building, ticket hall, passage to the platforms, and transept area were updated in a stylish light slate blue and stainless steel scheme. The platform is covered in a cream-and-brown tile pattern, but in 1999, part of the walls near the exits were redone during renovations into a pattern of blue tiles and stainless steel.

In October 2018, the station was temporarily closed for renovations for 8 months, as part of a significant renovation that would take 18 months to complete.[3] Unlike at Honoré-Beaugrand[4] and the adjacent Berri-UQAM[5], which remained partly or wholly open during their recent renovations, "a complete closure was necessary" for the renovations to take place, according to STM spokesperson Amélie Régis, as the station only had a sole entrance. Beaudry's closure was the first time that a metro station closed completely for renovations since Beaubien station closed for four months in the spring of 2015.[6] Shuttle buses were provided during the closure to facilitate transport between the station and its two neighbouring stations, Berri-UQAM and Papineau.

The station reopened, as scheduled, on June 3, 2019.[7] Renovations were not yet complete, but the work had progressed to a point that they could be continued without requiring the station to be closed. Work is expected to continue into 2020.

Architecture and art[edit]

The station was renovated and partially redecorated in the Réno-Métro program in 1999. Part of this work included a large new glassed-in entrance building by Béïque, Thuot, and Legault; a unique part of its design are rainbow-coloured masts over the door, an homage to Montreal's large gay and lesbian neighbourhood, the Village (Village gai), which the station serves. These were created by Jacques Thibault.

Origin of the name[edit]

The station is named for Beaudry Street. Pierre Beaudry (1774–1848) was the landowner across whose farm the street was opened; he also donated the land on which the Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church was built.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
Autobusmontréal.svg 15 Sainte-Catherine
S-nuit.gif 358 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound

Nearby points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beaudry planned for STM". STM. August 20, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Beaudry Station
  3. ^ "Much-needed facelift means Beaudry Metro station to close for 8 months | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  4. ^ "Honoré-Beaugrand". Société de transport de Montréal (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  5. ^ "Travaux Berri-UQAM". Société de transport de Montréal (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  6. ^ "Beaudry métro station to close for 8 months, starting this fall". Montreal Gazette. 2018-05-07. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  7. ^ "Beaudry Metro is reopening next month. It will be safe, but not pretty (yet) | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2019-05-26.

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