De L'Église station
|Location||250 Rue Galt and|
133 av. de l'Église, Montreal
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||19.8 metres (65 feet) (Honoré-Beaugrand)|
25.6 metres (84 feet) (Angrignon platform), 5th deepest
|Architect||Lemay et Leduc|
|Opened||3 September 1978|
|Passengers||2,295,037 entrances in 2006, 40th of 68|
De L'Église station (French; literally translated, "of the Church") is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Verdun in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 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
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.
Origin of the name
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
|Société de transport de Montréal|
Nearby points of interest
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