Vendôme station

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Vendôme
VendomeMontreal Metro.jpg
Location 5160, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°28′26″N 73°36′14″W / 45.47389°N 73.60389°W / 45.47389; -73.60389Coordinates: 45°28′26″N 73°36′14″W / 45.47389°N 73.60389°W / 45.47389; -73.60389
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth 6.1 metres (20 feet), 57th deepest
Architect Desnoyers, Mercure, Leziy, Gagnon, Sheppard et Gélinas
History
Opened 7 September 1981
Traffic
Passengers 5,613,596 entrances in 2013, 11th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Vendôme station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] 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 connected to the Vendôme AMT station by a pedestrian tunnel, permitting access to AMT commuter rail service on the Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme and Candiac lines.

Overview[edit]

Vendôme Station platform.

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.[2]

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.[3] A secondary tunnel with direct access and wheelchair accessibility is tentatively planned to be built by late 2019.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for av. de Vendôme, whose namesake is uncertain. It is probably named for one or more of the Dukes of Vendôme, several of whom were important in the history of France.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Commuter rail[edit]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 17 Décarie, Northbound All-day, Located 2 blocks west on Décarie Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 24 Sherbrooke All-day, Located one block north on Sherbrooke Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 37 Jolicoeur All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 63 Girouard Weekdays before 8:00PM, Saturdays before 7:00PM, Located one block north on Sherbrooke Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 90 Saint-Jacques All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 102 Somerled All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 104 Cavendish All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 105 Sherbrooke All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 124 Victoria All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 356 Lachine/Mtl-Trudeau/Des Sources Overnight, Located one block north on Sherbrooke Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 371 Décarie, Northbound Overnight, Located 2 blocks west on Décarie Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

  • Complexe de santé Reine-Élisabeth
  • Centre Saint-Raymond

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vendôme Metro Station
  2. ^ Gare Vendôme
  3. ^ http://globalnews.ca/news/2063013/new-vendome-muhc-tunnel-open/

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