Pie-IX station

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Pie-IX
Pie-IX metro.jpg
Location 2700 and 2705 Pie-IX Boulevard, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°33′14″N 73°33′06″W / 45.55389°N 73.55167°W / 45.55389; -73.55167Coordinates: 45°33′14″N 73°33′06″W / 45.55389°N 73.55167°W / 45.55389; -73.55167
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth 10.1 metres (33 feet 2 inches), 53rd deepest
Architect Marcel Raby
History
Opened 6 June 1976
Traffic
Passengers 4,600,629 entrances in 2006, 15th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Pie-IX station (French pronunciation: ​[pinœf]) is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. It is in the district of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The station opened on June 6, 1976, as part of the extension of the Green Line to Honoré-Beaugrand station, in time for the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Overview[edit]

Citius, Altius, Fortius, a relief by Jordi Bonet.

Designed by architect Marcel Raby, it is a normal station built in open cut. The centre of the station is taken up with a vast mezzanine bisected by an extremely long ticket barrier. This space, as well as a secondary access to the Angrignon platform, allows the station to handle very large crowds from the Olympic Stadium. The mezzanine gives direct underground city access to the Stadium. The station has two exits of its own, one incorporated into the stadium's parvis, and another across the street.

The station includes four Olympic-themed works of art: three sculptures by the architect featuring different takes on the Olympic rings, and one long mural in concrete and aluminum by Jordi Bonet entitled Citius, Altius, Fortius ("stronger, higher, faster" - the Olympic motto).

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Pie-IX Boulevard (pronounced pee neuf). This street was named in 1912 for Pope Pius IX (1792–1878), elected Pope in 1846.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 97 Avenue du Mont-Royal All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 139 Pie-IX All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 355 Pie-IX Overnight Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 439 Express Pie-IX Rush Hours, Morning Arrivals and Afternoon Departures Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Pie-IX station from the viewpoint of Olympic Stadium

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