Côte-Vertu station

Côte-Vertu station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Saint-Laurent in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It opened on November 3, 1986 and has been the western terminus of the Orange Line since that date, having taken over from Du Collège station.

Côte-Vertu
Location1515 boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′51″N 73°40′59″W
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth17.7 metres (58 feet 1 inch), 20th deepest
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectJodoin, Lamarre, Pratte, & Co
Cayouette & Saia
History
Opened3 November 1986
Traffic
Passengers7,781,610 entrances in 2013, 6th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
TerminusOrange Line
toward Montmorency

Overview

The station is a normal side platform station with one transept, a mezzanine and three entrances.

The station was designed by the architectural firms of Jodoin, Lamarre, Pratte, & Co and Cayouette & Saia. It contains two artworks: a set of two mural sculptures by Yves Trudeau in the transept, entitled Relief, négatif positif, and a mural by Éric Lamontagne[2] in the new bus terminus, entitled L'Homo urbanus.

It was originally intended as a temporary terminus, to be followed by a two to three station extension to a point somewhat beyond the current Bois-Franc commuter train station; however, this never took place. Because this station was intended to be a temporary terminus, the passenger accesses are much too small. During rush hour it can take several minutes for the platform to clear while trains arrive only 2 minutes apart.

As this station is the terminus for several bus routes, including three Société de transport de Laval (STL) buses, a new bus terminal around the northern entrance was completed in 2005. Three new bus shelters at the southern entrance on Edouard-Laurin Boulevard, serving the metropolitan routes, were finished at about the same time. One of these three has since been eliminated.

The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time till the next train. In November 2010, Côte-Vertu became the 8th station to be wheelchair accessible as elevators were added.

The station has 3 entrances:

1515 Edouard-Laurin Boulevard
1510 Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu fr:Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu
1515 Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu Ouest
The entrance from rue Gohier at the corner of boulevard Côte-Vertu has been eliminated.

Origin of name

This station is named for the Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu. The area through which the street runs has been known as Notre-Dame-de-Vertu, Notre-Dame-de-la-Vertu, or Notre-Dame-des-Vertus (Our Lady of Virtue) since at least 1700.

Connecting bus routes

For connecting bus routes see Terminus Côte-Vertu.

Nearby points of interest

See also

References

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