Montreal Metro Blue Line


With more than 450 million trips per year, the Montreal Metro Blue Line and its three other lines is one if not the safest transit system in the world.

Still, incidents do occur on a daily basis and rules such as keeping your distances, never going onto the tracks, paying attention to your belongings and knowing what to do in case of an emergency, should be known and respected.

 Saint-Michel Station - Blue Line


Architects: LeMoyne & Associés.

Opened: June 1986.

Origin of name: boulevard Saint-Michel, ancient road that once lead to the chemin de la Côte-Saint-Michel, today known as boulevard Crémazie.

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Specific Aspect: The train platforms in this station are the shortest, at only 102 metres instead of 152 metres.

Artwork: Murals by Marcelin Cardinal, Charles Lemay, Lauréat Marois and Normand Moffat.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Saint-Michel station = 63

D'Iberville Station - Blue Line


Architects: Paul G. Brassard & Walter Warren.

Opened: June 1986.

Origin of name: rue D'Iberville, a road that refers to Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville (1661-1706), hero of New France and founder of Louisiana.

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Specific Aspect: This station was featured in the opening scenes of the television serial Marilyn (1991-1993).

Artwork: Mural by Eddy Tardif.

Number of bicycle stands available outside d'Iberville station = 14

Fabre Metro Station - Montreal Metro Blue Line


Architects: Bruno Bédard & Raimondo Averna.

Opened: June 1986.

Origin of name: rue Fabre, commemorating Mgr Édouard-Charles Fabre (1827-1896), third bishop (1876) and first archbishop (1886) of Montréal.

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Specific Aspect: This station replaced the ones planned for rue De Normanville and rue Cartier.

Artwork: Wall treatment by Jean-Noël Poliquin.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Fabre station = 21

Jean-Talon Station - Blue Line


Architects: Duplessis, Labelle & Derome; Gilbert Sauvé (Bureau de transport métropolitain).

Opened: October 1966 (Orange line) and June 1986 (Blue line).

Origin of name: rue Jean-Talon, named in honour of Jean Talon (1625-1694), first Intendant of New France.

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Specific Aspect: This station is the only one, along with Snowdon station, where underground rock walls are visible.

Artworks: Mural by Judith Bricault Klein, mural by Yann Pocreau and Murals by Gilbert Sauvé.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Jean-Talon station = 93

de Castelneau Station - Blue Line


Architect: Paul Goyer.

Opened: June 1986.

Origin of name: rue De Castelnau, named in honour of Édouard de Curières de Castelnau (1851-1944), French general who successfully defended the city of Nancy against the German army in 1914.

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Specific Aspect: This station served as a terminus for the Blue line from June 1986 to June 1987.

Artwork: Bas-reliefs by Jean-Charles Charuest.

Number of bicycle stands available outside de Castelneau station = 14

Parc Metro Station - Montreal Metro Blue Line


Architect: Blouin, Blouin & Associés.

Opened: June 1987.

Origin of name: avenue du Parc, road that partially skirts Mount Royal Park, between avenue des Pins and avenue du Mont-Royal.

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Specific Aspect: This station served as a terminus for the Blue line from June 1987 to January 1988.

Artworks: Walls panels by Huguette Desjardins and sculpture by Claire Sarrasin. 

Number of bicycle stands available outside Parc station = 42

Acadie Metro Station - Blue Line


Architects: Henri Mercier, Pierre Boyer-Mercier & Patrice Poirier.

Opened: March 1988.

Origin of name: boulevard de l'Acadie, a name given following demonstrations held in 1955 marking the bicentennial of the Expulsion of the Acadians.

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Specific Aspect: From January to March 1988, trains did not stop at this station, as it was still under construction.

Artworks: Murals by Jean Mercier, clock and benches by Météore Design and benches by Michel Morelli.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Acadie station = 49

Outremont Metro Station - Blue Line 


Architects: Dupuis, Chapuis & Dubuc.

Opened: January 1988.

Origin of name: the former town of Outremont, later incorporated as a village in 1875 and located on the other side of the mountain, gave this station its name.

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Specific Aspect: A second entrance is planned on the north-east corner of Van Horne and Wiseman.

Artwork: Mural by Gilbert Poissant.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Outremont station = 42

Édouard-Montpetit Metro Station - Montreal Metro Blue Line


Architect: Patrice Gauthier (Bureau de transport métropolitain).

Opened: January 1988.

Origin of name: boulevard Édouard-Montpetit, named in honour of economist Édouard Montpetit (1881-1954), founder of the École des sciences sociales,

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Specific Aspect: Originally, the name of this station was supposed to be Vincent-D'Indy.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Édouard-Montpetit station = 98

Université de Montréal Metro Station - Blue Line


Architect: André Léonard (Bureau de transport métropolitain).

Opened: January 1988.

Origin of name: Université de Montréal, initially a branch that Université Laval had founded in Montréal in 1876, obtained its own charter in 1920 and has been established on the mountain since 1943.

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Specific Aspect: This station is the highest of the métro network, at 102 metres above sea level.

Artwork: Murals by André Léonard.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Université de Mtl station = 14

Cote-des-Neiges Metro Station - Blue Line


Architects: Tétreault, Parent, Languedoc & Associés.

Opened: January 1988.

Origin of name: chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, ancient road that previously led to Côte-des-Neiges village, created on August 25, 1862.

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Specific Aspect: The secondary entrance to the station was built directly below a bank.

Artworks: Glassworks by Claude Bettinger and Sculptures by Bernard Chaudron.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Cote-des-Neiges station = 8

Snowdon Metro Station - Montreal Metro Blue Line


Architect: Jean-Louis Beaulieu (Bureau de transport métropolitain).

Opened: September 1981 (Orange line) and January 1988 (Blue line).

Origin of name: Snowdon district refers to the name of a former landowner in this sector, which long served as a transfer point for tramways.

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Specific Aspect: This station served as a terminus for the Orange line from September 1981 to January 1982.

Artworks: Sculptural grilles by Jean-Louis Beaulieu and Murals by Claude Guité.

Number of bicycle stands available outside Snowdon station = ??

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Montreal Metro Blue Line by Rachel Louise Barry

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