Jean-Talon station (Montreal Metro)

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Location rue Jean-Talon at rue Berri, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°32′20″N 73°36′51″W / 45.53889°N 73.61417°W / 45.53889; -73.61417Coordinates: 45°32′20″N 73°36′51″W / 45.53889°N 73.61417°W / 45.53889; -73.61417
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Line(s) MtlMetro2.svg Orange Line
MtlMetro5.svg Blue Line
Depth 10.4 metres (34 feet 1 inch) (Orange Line)
18.6 metres (61 feet) (Blue Line, Snowdon platform)
23.8 metres (78 feet 1 inch) (Blue Line, Saint-Michel platform), 8th deepest
Disabled access Yes (Orange Line only)
Architect Duplessis, Labelle, Derome (Orange Line)
Gilbert Sauvé (Blue Line)
Opened 14 October 1966 (Orange Line)
16 June 1986 (Blue Line)
Passengers 4,817,880 entrances in 2006, 12th of 68 (excluding transfers)
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency
toward Snowdon
Blue Line
toward Saint-Michel

Jean-Talon is a station of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the Little Italy district on the border between the boroughs of Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie and Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1]

It is a transfer station between the Orange Line and Blue Line. The Orange Line station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro.


The original station was designed by Duplessis, Labelle et Derome. It is a normal side platform station built in a tunnel, with a mezzanine on its southern end giving access to several exits, including underground city access to the Tour Jean-Talon.

With the construction of the Blue Line in 1986, the station was greatly expanded. Two large volumes were dug, one on either side of the original station, giving access to the stacked Blue Line platforms below. This portion of the station was designed by Gilbert Sauvé, and included artistic tiling designs by the architect as well as a large mural by Judith Bricault. Another access was built leading to the Plaza Saint-Hubert, connecting to the eastern volume by an automated entrance. The Blue Line platforms were inaugurated on June 16, 1986.

Jean-Talon is the only one of Montreal's four transfer stations not to have been built that way from the beginning. The Orange Line platform is accessible by elevator. The Blue Line has no elevator.

The station has 4 entrances:

7100 Berri Street
430 Jean-Talon Street E.
522 Jean-Talon Street E.
780 Jean-Talon Street E. (automated entrance)
Orange Line platform
Orange Line platform
Blue Line platform
Blue Line platform

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Jean-Talon Street. Jean Talon (1626–1694) served as intendant of New France from 1665 to 1668 and 1670 to 1672.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 30 Saint-Denis/Saint-Hubert All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 31 Saint-Denis All-day, Weekends before 8:00PM, Located one block west on Saint-Denis Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 92 Jean-Talon Ouest All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 93 Jean-Talon All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 95 Bélanger All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 99 Villeray All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 361 Saint-Denis Overnight, Located one block west on Saint-Denis Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 372 Jean-Talon Overnight Map Schedule

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