De L'Église station

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De L'Église
De L'Église Montreal Metro.jpg
Location250 Rue Galt and
133 av. de l'Église, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°27′46″N 73°34′01″W / 45.46278°N 73.56694°W / 45.46278; -73.56694Coordinates: 45°27′46″N 73°34′01″W / 45.46278°N 73.56694°W / 45.46278; -73.56694
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Depth19.8 metres (65 feet) (Honoré-Beaugrand)
25.6 metres (84 feet) (Angrignon platform), 5th deepest
ArchitectLemay et Leduc
Opened3 September 1978
Passengers2,295,037 entrances in 2006, 40th of 68
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

De L'Église station (French; literally translated, "of the Church") is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Verdun in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. The station opened on September 3, 1978, as part of the extension of the Green Line westward to Angrignon station.

Architecture and art[edit]

Station's kiosks

Designed by Jean-Maurice Dubé, it was planned as a normal side platform station. However, during the station's construction, a cave-in of the surrounding weak Utica Shale formation made it necessary to build the station with a narrower profile. It is therefore built with stacked platforms, with the Honoré-Beaugrand platform above and Angrignon below, and both directions opening to the left instead of the usual right. There are two accesses, one in the centre and one at the western end of the station, with separate ticket halls.

The station is decorated with a series of circular motifs in ceramic tile on the lower levels and concrete bas-reliefs in the upper levels by Claude Théberge and Antoine D. Lamarche

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Rue de l'Église, in turn named for the Église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs near the station. (The roadway continues into Côte-Saint-Paul under the name Avenue de l'Église, itself named for the Église Saint-Paul in that neighbourhood.) This roadway has existed since at least 1834, and became known under its present name some time after 1879.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Autobusmontréal.svg 12 Île-des-Soeurs
Autobusmontréal.svg 37 Jolicoeur
Autobusmontréal.svg 58 Wellington
Autobusmontréal.svg 61 Wellington
S-nuit.gif 350 Verdun/LaSalle

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External links[edit]

Media related to De L'Église (Montreal Metro) at Wikimedia Commons