Green Line (Montreal Metro)
|Green Line / Ligne Verte|
A Green Line train arrives at Place-des-Arts station.
|Locale||Montreal, Quebec, Canada.|
|Opened||October 14, 1966|
|Operator(s)||Société de transport de Montréal (STM)|
Angrignon, Beaugrand (for MR-73 and MPM-10)|
Centre d'attachement Duvernay (connected to line 2), Centre d'attachement Viau (for maintenance of way equipment)
Bombardier Transportation MR-73 cars|
Bombardier/Alstom MPM-10 (Azur) trains 
|Line length||22.1 km (13.7 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||"Third rail", 750 V DC on the guide bars at either side of the track|
|Operating speed||40 km/h (25 mph)|
The Green Line (French: Ligne verte), also known as Line 1, is one of the four lines of the Montreal Metro in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The line runs through the commercial section of downtown Montreal underneath Boulevard de Maisonneuve, formerly Rue de Montigny. It runs mainly on a northeast to southwest axis with a connection to the Orange and Yellow Lines at Berri-UQAM, and with the Orange Line west of downtown at Lionel-Groulx.
The section between Atwater and Frontenac was part of the initial network; the line was extended to Honoré-Beaugrand in 1976 to provide easy access to 1976 Summer Olympics sites. It was extended to Angrignon in 1978. All but three stations, De L'Église, Lionel-Groulx and Charlevoix, are side platform stations, and a few have large video screens showing news, weather, advertisements, and the time until the next train arrives.
The first stations, found on the section between Atwater and Papineau, opened on October 14, 1966. Several smaller sections were delayed by several months. On December 19, 1966, the line was further extended from Papineau to Frontenac, and two days later came the stopover Beaudry between Berri-UQAM and Papineau. On December 20, 1967, Frédéric Back completed his art piece L'histoire de la musique à Montréal (The history of music in Montreal) in Place-des-Arts station. This commissioned piece was the first artwork completed in the Metro system.
The construction of the second phase began in 1971, when Montreal was awarded the bid to host the 1976 Summer Olympics. The goal was to have the ability to transport visitors from downtown to the Olympic Park in the east end. The opening of the section between Frontenac and Honoré-Beaugrand took place on June 6, 1976, six weeks before the start of the Summer Olympics. Green Line trains inaugurated an autopilot feature on November 8, 1976.
From the line's opening in 1966, MR-63 cars were used on the Green Line. Upon the introduction of the MR-73 cars on the Green Line in 1976, the older MR-63 cars were used on the Orange Line. From the early-1980s until 2018, MR-63 cars were once again in use on the Green Line.
With the introduction of the newer MPM-10 trains (also known as Azur) in 2016 on the Orange line, the Green Line is now primarily served by both the MR-73 and MPM-10 cars. The MR-63 trains were fully retired on June 21, 2018 as 43 out of 52 Azur train sets were delivered.
Since October 2017, two Azur trains are also running on the Green Line, with additional trains expected to be added in coming months.
List of stations
|Angrignon||September 3, 1978||Angrignon Boulevard
(Councillor of Montreal)
|Terminus Angrignon||Le Sud-Ouest|
|Monk||September 3, 1978||Monk Boulevard||James Monk
(Attorney-General of Quebec)
|Jolicoeur||September 3, 1978||Jolicœur Street||Joseph-Moïse Jolicœur (parish priest)|
|Verdun||September 3, 1978||De Verdun Street||Notre-Dame-de-Saverdun, France
(hometown of Seigneur Zacharie Dupuis)
|De l'Église||September 3, 1978||De l'Église Avenue||Église Saint-Paul|
|LaSalle||September 3, 1978||LaSalle Boulevard||Robert Cavelier de La Salle
|Charlevoix||September 3, 1978||Charlevoix Street||Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix
(French historian and explorer)
|Lionel-Groulx||September 3, 1978||Lionel-Groulx Avenue||Lionel Groulx (Quebec historian)||Orange Line|
|Atwater||October 14, 1966||Atwater Avenue||Edwin Atwater
(Councillor of Montreal)
|Guy-Concordia||October 14, 1966||Guy Street
|Étienne Guy (landowner)
(motto of Montreal; Prosperity Through Concord)
|Peel||October 14, 1966||Rue Peel||Sir Robert Peel
(28th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
|McGill||October 14, 1966||McGill College Avenue
|Réseau express métropolitain (planned)|
|Place-des-Arts||October 14, 1966||Place des Arts||Cultural complex|
|Saint-Laurent||October 14, 1966||Saint Laurent Boulevard||Saint Lawrence or Saint Lawrence River|
|Berri-UQAM||October 14, 1966||Berri Street
Université du Québec à Montréal
De Montigny Street
|Simon Després dit Le Berry
Testard de Montigny family
(name given by Migeon de Branssat in 1669)
|Beaudry||December 21, 1966||Beaudry Street||Pierre Beaudry (landowner)|
|Papineau||October 14, 1966||Papineau Avenue||Joseph Papineau
(Quebec politician; father of Louis-Joseph Papineau)
|Frontenac||December 19, 1966||Frontenac Street||Louis de Buade de Frontenac
(Governor-General of New France)
|Préfontaine||June 6, 1976||Préfontaine Street
(mayor of Montreal)
|Joliette||June 6, 1976||Joliette Street||Barthélemy Joliette
(founder of Joliette, Quebec)
|Pie-IX||June 6, 1976||Pie-IX Boulevard||Pope Pius IX|
|Viau||June 6, 1976||Viau Street||Charles-Théodore Viau
(Quebec cookie magnate/parish volunteer)
|Assomption||June 6, 1976||De l'Assomption Boulevard||Dogma of the Assumption of Mary
(proclaimed by Pope Pius XII in 1950)
|Cadillac||June 6, 1976||De Cadillac Street||Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
|Langelier||June 6, 1976||Langelier Boulevard||François-Charles-Stanislas Langelier
(mayor of Quebec City/Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec)
|Radisson||June 6, 1976||Radisson Street||Pierre-Esprit Radisson
|Honoré-Beaugrand||June 6, 1976||Honoré-Beaugrand Street||Honoré Beaugrand
(Quebec author and mayor of Montreal)
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