Place-d'Armes (Montreal Metro)
|Location||960 rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||4.6 metres (15 feet 1 inch), 60th deepest|
|Opened||14 October 1966|
|Passengers||6,053,220 entrances in 2011, 10th of 68|
Place-d'Armes is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in Old Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro. It was briefly the terminus of the Orange Line until Square-Victoria-OACI station opened four months later, quickly followed by Bonaventure station, the planned terminus.
The station, designed by Janusz Warunkiewicz, is a normal side platform station, built in open cut due to the presence of weak Utica shale in the surrounding rock. Its mezzanine, with fare barriers at either end, is located directly under the Palais des congrès de Montréal; one end gives direct access to the Palais, while the other opens outside, near Chinatown.
The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time until the next train arrives.
Origin of the name
This station is named for the Place d'Armes, a short distance to the south. It is the third square in Montreal to have this name, which is the common French name for the rallying place for a fort's defenders. It contains a statue of Paul Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve.
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Southbound||All-day||Map||Schedule|
|55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Northbound||All-day, Located one block east on Saint-Laurent||Map||Schedule|
|129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound||All-day, Located one block south on Saint-Antoine||Map||Schedule|
|129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Northbound (Westbound)||All-day, Located one block east on Saint-Laurent||Map||Schedule|
|363 Boulevard Saint-Laurent||Overnight||Map||Schedule|
|365 Avenue du Parc||Overnight, Located one block south on Saint-Antoine||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interest
Connected via the underground city
- Palais des congrès de Montréal
- Complexe Guy-Favreau (Government of Canada)
- Square-Victoria-OACI Metro station and points west
- Place-des-Arts Metro station and points north
- Place-d'Armes Metro Station
- "Place-d'Armes Metro Station: Origin of station's name". Tour toponymique Les stations de métro, Communauté urbaine de Montréal, 1989. STM Web site. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
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