|Location||5160, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||6.1 metres (20 feet), 57th deepest|
|Architect||Desnoyers, Mercure, Leziy, Gagnon, Sheppard et Gélinas|
|Opened||7 September 1981|
|Passengers||5,613,596 entrances in 2013, 11th of 68|
Vendôme station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It is located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area.
The station is a normal side platform station with an entrance near the midpoint of the platforms. The large entrance is located on De Maisonneuve Boulevard in a bus loop. The structure sits directly above the platforms and includes and surrounds the sunken mezzanine. It is the network's deepest station without escalators or moving sidewalks.
The station was designed by the firm of Desnoyers, Mercure, Leziy, Gagnon, Sheppard et Gélinas. It contains a stained-glass window and stainless steel sculpture by important Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron. It also contains a plaque commemorating Jean Descaris, a 17th-century pioneer, and his descendant Alphonse Décarie, on whose land Vendôme and Villa-Maria Metro stations were built. The adjacent train station is in Fare Zone 1.
The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time till the next train.
A short tunnel under the railway tracks links this Metro station to the new McGill University Health Centre, however only reaches the outdoor parking lot, 200 meters away. The tunnel is also not wheelchair accessible, with only stair access on the metro side. A secondary tunnel with direct access and wheelchair accessibility is tentatively planned to be built by late 2019.
Origin of the name
Originally, two stations were supposed to be built between Place-Saint-Henri and Villa-Maria: Northcliffe and Westmount. However, opposition from Westmount residents as well as instability in the underlying rock formation forced their consolidation into one station, with the result that the tunnel between Vendôme and Place-Saint-Henri is the longest on the Island of Montreal.
Connecting public transit
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|17 Décarie, Northbound||All-day, Located 2 blocks west on Décarie||Map||Schedule|
|24 Sherbrooke||All-day, Located one block north on Sherbrooke||Map||Schedule|
|63 Girouard||Weekdays before 8:00PM, Saturdays before 7:00PM, Located one block north on Sherbrooke||Map||Schedule|
|356 Lachine/Mtl-Trudeau/Des Sources||Overnight, Located one block north on Sherbrooke||Map||Schedule|
|371 Décarie, Northbound||Overnight, Located 2 blocks west on Décarie||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interest
- Complexe de santé Reine-Élisabeth
- Centre Saint-Raymond
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