|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 an intermodal transit 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 of the Montreal Metro.
The station is a normal side platform station with an entrance near the midpoint of the platforms. The main entrance is located on De Maisonneuve Boulevard and another entrance is located in the 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. Initially, the tunnel provided access only to a secondary entrance building on the hospital campus, with a door between the tunnel and the underground parking garage kept locked; however, the access to the underground parking was later opened to the public and pedestrian paths through the garage provided, offering indoor access from the metro to the hospital. Although the secondary entrance building has an elevator, the tunnel is not wheelchair accessible, with only stair access to the metro and commuter trains.
In fall 2017, construction began on another entrance to the station, located east of the bus loop. This will offer a wheelchair-accessible direct connection between the metro station, the commuter train platforms, and the hospital via a pedestrian tunnel. The choice to construct a second access was made because retrofitting the existing access was deemed prohibitively expensive. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.
Origin of the name
This station is named for avenue de Vendôme, in turn possibly named for the French Dukes of Vendôme.
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.
|Location||5160 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec|
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
Vendôme (Montreal Metro)
|Fare zone||1 |
|Website||Vendome Station (RTM)|
|Passengers (2016)||1,417,500 Vaudreuil-Hudson|
2,135,500 Total (Exo)
Vendôme station is a commuter rail station operated by Exo in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area of the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, and is served by the Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme and Candiac Lines. The station is connected by a pedestrian tunnel to the Montreal Metro's Vendôme station.
The station originally had two tracks (and two side platforms), but in 2015, a third track running between Montreal West and Downtown Montreal's Lucien-L'Allier station was added for improved service, and platform 2 was rebuilt as a wider island platform so trains running on the new track could call at the station as well.
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|17 Décarie, Northbound|
|356 Lachine/Mtl-Trudeau/Des Sources|
|371 Décarie, Northbound|
Nearby points of interest
- Complexe de santé Reine-Élisabeth
- Centre Saint-Raymond
- Vendôme Metro Station
- Gare Vendôme
- "Projet Vendôme: mission accessibilité". stm.info. Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- Gare Vendôme
- Ridership from Rapport annuel 2016 (PDF). rtm.qc.ca (Report). Montreal: Réseau de transport métropolitain [Metropolitan Transportation Network]. ISBN 978-2-550-75552-4.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vendôme (Montreal Metro).|
Media related to Gare Vendôme at Wikimedia Commons
- Vendôme Station, official web page
- Vendôme metro station geo location
- Photos of Vendôme station architectural features at Desnoyers Mercure & associates, architects (French page)
- Montreal by Metro, metrodemontreal.com - photos, information, and trivia
- 2011 STM System Map
- Metro Map
- RTM page for Vendôme