Édouard-Montpetit station

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Édouard Montpetit
Édouard-Montpetitmetro.jpg
Location2030/2040, boul. Édouard-Monpetit and 80, av. Vincent-D'Indy, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′36″N 73°36′45″W / 45.51000°N 73.61250°W / 45.51000; -73.61250Coordinates: 45°30′36″N 73°36′45″W / 45.51000°N 73.61250°W / 45.51000; -73.61250
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth16.6 metres (54 feet 6 inches), 26th deepest
ArchitectPatrice Gauthier
History
Opened4 January 1988
Traffic
Passengers (2019[1][2])1,538,515 Increase 2.3%
Rank61 of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Snowdon
Blue Line
toward Saint-Michel
Future services
Preceding station Réseau express métropolitain logo.png REM Following station
Canora Réseau express métropolitain McGill
toward Brossard

Édouard-Montpetit is a Montreal Metro station in of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[3] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Blue Line. It is located in the Côte-des-Neiges area of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

Overview[edit]

It is a normal side platform station.

Origin of name[edit]

During planning, the station was to be named Vincent-d'Indy, but the name was ultimately changed to Édouard-Montpetit, from the street under which it lies: Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard. The boulevard in turn takes its name from Édouard Montpetit (1881–1954), a Quebec lawyer, economist and academic closely linked with the nearby Université de Montréal.

Particularities[edit]

Édouard-Montpetit station was designed to be able to provide a connection with the then-Agence métropolitaine de transport's Montreal—Deux Montagnes commuter rail line, which during the planning of the original network was to have been converted into Line 3 of the Metro. However, this never made it past the planning stage. If such a connection were implemented, high-speed elevators would run from the Metro station to the train station in the Mount Royal Tunnel, 75 metres (246 feet)[4] below. This project was resurrected again in 2016 with the Réseau express métropolitain project.

The ventilation shaft for the Mount Royal Tunnel is next to the Édouard-Montpetit Station.[4]

REM connection[edit]

The Edouard-Montpetit station will be connected to the Réseau express métropolitain via an interchange station in the Mount Royal Tunnel. High-speed elevators will connect the two systems through 75 metres (246 feet), thus surpassing Washington's Forest Glen station as the deepest in North America.

Construction on the Édouard-Montpetit REM station began in July 2018.[5]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
Autobusmontréal.svg 51 Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit
Autobusmontréal.svg 119 Rockland
S-nuit.gif 368 Mont-Royal

Nearby points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2020-05-21). Entrants de toutes les stations de métro en 2019 (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2020.091.
  2. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2019-08-08). Achalandage du métro mensuel, station par station (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2019.197.
  3. ^ Édouard-Montpetit Metro Station
  4. ^ a b Tunnel
  5. ^ https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1114309/reseau-express-metropolitain-universite-montreal

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