Beaudry station(Redirected from Beaudry (Montreal Metro))
Beaudry is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. It is in Montreal's Gay Village, part of the Centre-South district. Although part of the original network of the Metro, it opened two months after the rest of the network, on December 21, 1966.
1255, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal|
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||25.9 metres (85 feet), 4th deepest|
Béïque, Thout, Legault (new kiosk built in 1999)
|Opened||21 December 1966|
|Passengers||1,312,933 entrances in 2013, 61st of 68|
Designed by Adalbert Niklewicz, it is a normal side platform station, built in-tunnel; a transept leads to a long inclined moving sidewalk, the only one of its kind in the Metro, traversing the distance between De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Saint Catherine Street, on which the entrance is located. This moving sidewalk has been a burden to the STM because it is unique and replacement parts must be custom built.
The walls in the entrance building, ticket hall, passage to the platforms, and transept area were updated in a stylish light slate blue and stainless steel scheme. The platform is covered in a cream-and-brown tile pattern, however during the renovation in 1999 part of the walls near the exits were redone in the blue tiles and stainless steel pattern.
On May 7, 2018, the STM announced that the station would be temporarily closed for renovations later that year for a period of approximately eight months as the station would be undergoing a significant renovation that would take eighteen months to complete. Unlike the occurrences where Honoré-Beaugrand and adjacently located Berri-UQAM remained partly or wholly open during their recent renovations, "a complete closure was necessary" for the renovations to take place, according to STM spokesperson Amélie Régis, as the station only had a sole entrance. Beaudry's closure will be the first time that a metro station closes completely due to renovations since Beaubien station closed for four months in the spring of 2015. Shuttle buses will be provided during the closure to facilitate transport between the station and its two neighboring stations, Berri-UQAM and Papineau.
Architecture and artEdit
The station was renovated and partially redecorated in the Réno-Métro program in 1999. Part of this work included a large new glassed-in entrance building by Béïque, Thuot, and Legault; a unique part of its design are rainbow-coloured masts over the door, an homage to Montreal's large gay and lesbian neighbourhood, the Village (Village gai), which the station serves. These were created by Jacques Thibault.
Origin of the nameEdit
The station is named for Beaudry Street. Pierre Beaudry (1774–1848) was the landowner across whose farm the street was opened; he also donated the land on which the Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church was built.
Connecting bus routesEdit
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|15 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound||All-day||Map||Schedule|
|15 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound||All-day, Located one block north on De Maisonneuve||Map||Schedule|
|358 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound||Overnight||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interestEdit
- Beaudry Station
- "Much-needed facelift means Beaudry Metro station to close for 8 months | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
- "Honoré-Beaugrand". Société de transport de Montréal (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-09.
- "Travaux Berri-UQAM". Société de transport de Montréal (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-09.
- "Beaudry métro station to close for 8 months, starting this fall". Montreal Gazette. 2018-05-07. Retrieved 2018-05-09.