Viau station

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Viau
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Location 2855, av. Pierre-de Coubertin, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°33′40″N 73°32′50″W / 45.56111°N 73.54722°W / 45.56111; -73.54722Coordinates: 45°33′40″N 73°32′50″W / 45.56111°N 73.54722°W / 45.56111; -73.54722
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth 4.6 metres (15 feet 1 inch), 60th deepest
Architect Irving Sager
History
Opened 6 June 1976
Traffic
Passengers 2,888,949 entrances in 2006, 30th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Viau station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. It is in the district of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.[1] The station opened on June 6, 1976, as part of the extension of the Green Line to Honoré-Beaugrand station, in time for the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Overview[edit]

Designed by architect Irving Sager, it is a normal side platform station built in a shallow open cut. The eastern end of the station is surmounted by the large station pavilion, which includes the ticket hall. There is no transept; stairs lead directly from the platforms to street level.

The eastern wall of the mezzanine is decorated by a non-figurative ceramic mural by Jean-Paul Mousseau, entitled Opus 74 and representing the Olympic flame and the tower of the Olympic Stadium.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for rue Viau, named for local industrialist Charles-Théodore Viau, who purchased nearby tracts of land and developed them as a neighbourhood later named Viauville.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 34 Sainte-Catherine All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 125 Ontario All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 136 Viau All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 258 Navette Or - Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between Rush Hours Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 353 Lacordaire/Maurice-Duplessis Overnight, Located one block east on Viau Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Entrance with the Olympic Stadium in the background

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