Place-d'Armes station

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Place-d'Armes
Place-D'Armes2011.jpg
Location960 rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′23″N 73°33′35″W / 45.50639°N 73.55972°W / 45.50639; -73.55972Coordinates: 45°30′23″N 73°33′35″W / 45.50639°N 73.55972°W / 45.50639; -73.55972
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth4.6 metres (15 feet 1 inch), 60th deepest
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectJ. Warunkiewicz
History
Opened14 October 1966
Traffic
Passengers6,053,220 entrances in 2011,[1] 10th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Place-d'Armes station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[2] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It is located in Old Montreal.

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.

Overview[edit]

The mezzanine at Place D'Armes métro station. Fare gates on both sides of the mezzanine.

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 side, 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[edit]

Place d'Armes and Notre-Dame Basilica in winter

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.[3] It contains a statue of Paul Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Place d'Armes in Montreal.
Société de transport de Montréal
Route
Autobusmontréal.svg 55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Autobusmontréal.svg 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine
S-nuit.gif 361 Saint-Denis
S-nuit.gif 363 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
S-nuit.gif 365 Avenue du Parc

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Connected via the underground city[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://journalmetro.com/dossiers/la-liste-du-lundi/120111/palmares-des-stations-de-metro-les-plus-et-les-moins-frequentees/
  2. ^ Place-d'Armes Metro Station
  3. ^ "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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