1984: The Opening of the Montreal Metro’s Du Collège Station

January 9, 1984

Du Collège station of the Montreal Metro, the underground rapid transit system serving the metropolitan area of Canada’s second most populous city, was officially opened. Du Collège station is located in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent. This station is named for the rue Du Collège, one of the streets where it is located. Du Collège station was the western terminus of the Montreal Metro’s Orange Line until the opening of Côte-Vertu station in 1986.

Du Collège station was jointly designed by architects Gilles S. Bonnetto and Jacques Garand. The artworks on display at this station include four stained-glass windows at is northern entrance. One of these windows, which was created by Lyse Charland Favretti, has an education theme. The other three windows were designed by Pierre Osterrath, and they highlight Saint-Laurent’s agricultural legacy. At the station’s southern entrance, a stained-glass window that was likewise created by Favretti focuses on the aeronautics industry based in Saint-Laurent. An abstract relief in brick that was created by Aurelio Sandonato is also on display at Du Collège station’s southern entrance.

The Montreal Metro encompasses a total of 68 stations and 43 miles (69.2 kilometers). The Orange Line is the longest of this system’s four lines; it has 31 stations altogether and is 19 miles (30 kilometers) in length.

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 Du Collège station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Coll%C3%A8ge_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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