Vendôme station

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Vendôme
VendomeMontreal Metro.jpg
Location5160, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°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 bySociété de transport de Montréal
Bus operators
Connections
  Vendôme (RTM)
Construction
Depth6.1 metres (20 feet), 57th deepest
ArchitectDesnoyers, Mercure, Leziy, Gagnon, Sheppard et Gélinas
History
Opened7 September 1981
Traffic
Passengers5,613,596 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 an intermodal transit 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 of the Montreal Metro.

The station connects to Exo's commuter rail network by a pedestrian tunnel, permitting access to platforms providing service on the Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme and Candiac lines.

Overview[edit]

Vendôme Station platform.
Access building
The memorial plaque

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.[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. 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.[3]

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.[4]

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for avenue de Vendôme, in turn possibly named for the French Dukes of Vendôme.

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.

Exo station[edit]

Vendôme
VendomeAMT.JPG
Location5160 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec[5]
Operated byExo
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks3
Connections
  Vendôme (Montreal Metro)
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNone[5]
Bicycle facilitiesNone[5]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1 [5]
WebsiteVendome Station (RTM)
History
Opened1983
Traffic
Passengers (2016[6])1,417,500 Vaudreuil-Hudson
184,800 Saint-Jérôme
533,200 Candiac
2,135,500 Total (Exo)
Services
Preceding station Exo Following station
Montréal-Ouest
toward Hudson
Vaudreuil–Hudson Lucien-L'Allier
Terminus
Montréal-Ouest Saint-Jérôme
Montréal-Ouest
toward Candiac
Candiac

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.[7]

The station is in the ARTM's Fare Zone 1.[5]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
Autobusmontréal.svg 17 Décarie, Northbound
Autobusmontréal.svg 24 Sherbrooke
Autobusmontréal.svg 37 Jolicoeur
Autobusmontréal.svg 63 Girouard
Autobusmontréal.svg 90 Saint-Jacques
Autobusmontréal.svg 102 Somerled
Autobusmontréal.svg 104 Cavendish
Autobusmontréal.svg 105 Sherbrooke
Autobusmontréal.svg 124 Victoria
S-nuit.gif 356 Lachine/Mtl-Trudeau/Des Sources
S-nuit.gif 371 Décarie, Northbound

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/
  4. ^ "Projet Vendôme: mission accessibilité". stm.info. Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e Gare Vendôme
  6. ^ Ridership from Rapport annuel 2016 (PDF). rtm.qc.ca (Report). Montreal: Réseau de transport métropolitain [Metropolitan Transportation Network]. ISBN 978-2-550-75552-4.
  7. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gare Vendôme at Wikimedia Commons