Papineau (Montreal Metro)
|Location||1425, rue Cartier, Montreal
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||21.6 metres (70 feet 10 inches), 13th deepest|
|Architect||Bolduc et Venne
Mario Bibeau (kiosk built in 1999)
|Opened||14 October 1966|
|Passengers||2,484,968 entrances in 2006, 37th of 68|
Papineau is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is one of two Metro stations which service Montreal's Gay Village, part of the Centre-South district in the borough of Ville-Marie It opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro. It briefly served as the terminus of the Green Line until Frontenac station was opened two months later.
Designed by Bolduc et Venne, it is a normal side platform station, built in tunnel. A transept leads to a long set of stairways to the entrance, located in the centre of a public square. The temporary entrance building was recently replaced by a new permanent one, designed by Mario Bibeau.
Architecture and art
The station features a set of three murals by Jean Cartier and George Juhasz at the transept level. Entitled Les Patriotes de 1837–1838, these tell the story of the Patriotes Rebellion and commemorate Louis-Joseph Papineau, the famous son of this station's namesake. Also, the redevelopment of the square around the station's entrance included the addition of a sculpture, Révolutions, by Michel de Broin.
Origin of the name
Papineau takes its name from nearby av. Papineau, named for Joseph Papineau, a notary, surveyor, politician, and defender of the rights of the people and of the French language. His son, Louis-Joseph Papineau, led the Patriotes Rebellion, the Lower Canadian portion of the Rebellions of 1837.
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|10 De Lorimier||All-day|
|150 René-Lévesque||All-day before 6:30PM|
|769 La Ronde||All-day
|Réseau de transport de Longueuil|
|170 Jacques-Cartier / Métro Papineau||All-day|
Nearby points of interest
- The Village
- Jacques Cartier Bridge
- Édifice de la sécurité publique
- CFTM-DT / TVA studios
- Confédération des syndicats nationaux
- Téléport de Montréal
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