Verdun station

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Verdun metro station.jpg
Location4520/4525, rue de Verdun, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°27′34″N 73°34′18″W / 45.45944°N 73.57167°W / 45.45944; -73.57167Coordinates: 45°27′34″N 73°34′18″W / 45.45944°N 73.57167°W / 45.45944; -73.57167
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Depth21.9 metres (71 feet 10 inches), 12th deepest
ArchitectJean-Maurice Dubé
Opened3 September 1978
Passengers1,487,901 entrances in 2006, 50th of 68
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Verdun station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Verdun in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. It opened on September 3, 1978, as part of the extension of the Green Line westward to Angrignon station.

Architecture and art[edit]

Interior of the Verdun metro station, seen from the west end.
The forced perspective construction can be seen with the lowering ceiling.

Designed by Jean-Maurice Dubé, it is a normal side platform station, built in a deep open cut necessitated by the surrounding Utica shale formation. The ticket hall is located at transept level, and both the mezzanine and platforms are surmounted by high volumes. The volume over the tracks and platforms has a forced perspective; the ceiling lowers and the platform width shortens on the western end of the station. Accesses are located on either side of rue de Verdun.

The artwork running throughout the station consists of concrete walls with bas-reliefs in the upper parts and painted motifs on the lower, which were designed by Claude Théberge and Antoine D. Lamarche.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for rue de Verdun and for the borough (formerly the city) of Verdun, in front of whose borough office the station is located. The land that would later constitute the borough was granted as a concession to Zacharie Dupuis in 1671; he named it Fief-de-Verdun for his birthplace at Saverdun in the south of France.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Autobusmontréal.svg 107 Verdun
S-nuit.gif 350 Verdun/LaSalle

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