1986: The Opening of a Key Transit Station in Montreal

November 3, 1986

In the Canadian province of Quebec, Côte-Vertu station in Montreal’s borough of Saint-Laurent first went into service as part of the underground rapid transit system known as the Montreal Metro. At the time of its opening, this station replaced Du Collège station as the western terminus for the Montreal Metro’s Orange Line. The Orange Line was part of the first section of the Montreal Metro to be opened in 1966 and – now covering 19 miles (30 kilometers) altogether – it is that system’s longest line. (In addition, the Orange Line ranks second only to Line 1 Yonge-University of the Toronto subway as the longest subway line in all of Canada.)

Along with being a key facility for the Montreal Metro, Côte-Vertu station is a major boarding and disembarking location for such regional bus services as one of the terminuses for buses operated by Exo (formally called Réseau de transport métropolitain [Metropolitan Transportation Network]). That Exo endpoint, which is called Terminus Côte-Vertu, was built near Côte-Vertu station in 2005.  

Côte-Vertu station was jointly designed by the architectural firms Jodoin, Lamarre, Pratte & Company; and Cayouette & Saia. This station was named after Côtu-Vertu Boulevard in Saint-Laurent. Côte-Vertu station is specifically located the corner of that street and Décarie Boulevard.

One of the more unique features of Côtu-Vertu station is the artwork on display there. These works include a set of two sculptures made by Yves Trudeau; and a mural created by Éric Lamontagne that incorporates both photographs and a mirror.

Photo Credit: Alexcaban at English Wikipedia (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on Côtu-Vertu station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%B4te-Vertu_station

Additional information on the Montreal Metro’s Orange Line is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Line_(Montreal_Metro)

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