De La Concorde station

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De La Concorde
Metro-DeLaConcorde.JPG
Location 1200, Boulevard de la Concorde Ouest, Laval
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°33′39″N 73°42′35″W / 45.56083°N 73.70972°W / 45.56083; -73.70972Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 73°42′35″W / 45.56083°N 73.70972°W / 45.56083; -73.70972
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth 15 metres (49 feet 3 inches), 25th
Architect André Marcotte
History
Opened 26 April 2007
Traffic
Passengers 1,234,745 entrances in 2011, 64th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
Terminus

De la Concorde station is an intermodal transit station in Laval, Quebec, Canada. It serves the Montreal Metro's Orange Line and the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)'s Saint-Jérôme commuter rail line. It is located in the Laval-des-Rapides district and opened April 28, 2007, as part of Montreal Metro's extension into Laval.[1] The intermodal De La Concorde station replaced Saint-Martin station, a commuter rail station located 1.65 km (1.03 mi) to the north.

Description[edit]

The station is named after boulevard de la Concorde, which in turn is named for the Place de la Concorde in Paris. The entrance building is split-level, the lower providing access to the Metro station and the upper level to the train station, with the platforms continuing towards the walkway that goes under the rail bridge that crosses Boul. de la Concorde. This walkway is higher than the sidewalk. On the west side of the station, opposite the Metro station, stairs connect the sidewalk with the walkway.

Montreal Metro[edit]

A train stop at De La Concorde station.

The station is a side platform station, built in tunnel with an open-pit central section in the shape of a cube. The upper surface of the cube protrudes out of the earth and is rimmed with skylights, producing a sundial-like effect as the progress of the sun changes the light within the cube. The station's decor is primarily bare concrete, metal, and steel, with the platform's ultramarine tiles and enlarged photographs of grass providing colour.

The escalator shaft from the entrance building to the ticket hall also protrudes out of the earth as a glazed cylinder reminiscent of Norman Foster's "fosterito" metro entrances in the Bilbao Metro. The entrance building is split-level, one level providing access to the station and the other to the train station; its glazed front is decorated with a large Metro logo.

The train station is located at an upper level and the platforms continue onto a viaduct over Boul. de la Concorde. Also at this level is a park and ride loop and bicycle trail access.

The area to the east of the station entrance is landscaped, with benches and a terrace provided on top of the station cube. The footpath leading to the station is the site of the station's artwork, Nos allers-retours (translation: our departures and returns) by Yves Gendreau. The sculpture is a series of tangled metal tubes, in the colours of the Metro lines plus purple for the commuter trains, atop a series of poles, representing the paths taken by the users of public transit.

Commuter rail[edit]

De La Concorde
Location 1240 av. Léo-Lacombe[2][3]
Laval, Quebec
Coordinates 45°33′38″N 73°42′36″W / 45.56056°N 73.71000°W / 45.56056; -73.71000
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections [2][4]
Construction
Parking None[2]
Bicycle facilities 53 spaces[2]
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 2007
Traffic
Passengers (2015[5]) 882,300
Services
Preceding station   AMT   Following station
Saint-Jérôme

The station replaced Saint-Martin station, a commuter rail station that had been 1.65 km (1.03 mi) to the north, in order to be intermodal with the new Montreal Metro station. operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Although the station is intermodal with the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro, local bus services do not enter the station. The Société de transport de Laval (STL) bus routes 2, 33, 37 and 42 operate along the adjoining main thoroughfares of de la Concorde Boulevard West and Ampere Avenue.[4][6]

Société de transport de Laval (STL)[edit]

STL Regular routes[7][8]
No. Route Description Route Map
click on "Route map"
Schedule
33 Montmorency station - Cartier station Map North bound
South bound
to Metro Cartier
37 Industrial Park Centre - Cartier station Map North bound
South bound
to Metro Cartier
42 Terminus Le Carrefour - Saint-François Map West bound
East bound
STL Night routes
No. Route Description Route Map Schedule
2 Night route between Henri-Bourassa via
Cartier and Montmorency
Map West bound
East bound
Route 2 offers a late night and early morning connection between Montmorency and Henri-Bourassa, Monday to Saturday only.
The bus routes do not enter the station but run on de la Concorde Boulevard West and on Ampere Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De La Concorde Metro Station
  2. ^ a b c d De La Concorde
  3. ^ Location of Léo Lacombe Ave
  4. ^ a b STL 2011 map Archived September 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Ridership from Rapport annuel 2015 [Annual Report 2015] (PDF). amt.qc.ca (Report) (in French). Montreal: Agence métropolitaine de transport [Metropolitan Transportation Agency]. ISBN 978-2-550-75552-4. 
  6. ^ STM De La Concorde Station Neighbourhood Map
  7. ^ De La Concorde Station Neighbourhood Map
  8. ^ STL 2011 map Archived September 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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