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Bonaventure is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It opened on February 13, 1967, four months after most of the initial network. It served as the western terminus of the Orange Line for 14 years until the extension to Place-Saint-Henri station opened in 1981.

Bonaventure
Bonaventuremetro2011.jpg
Location955, rue de la Cathédrale, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°29′53″N 73°34′02″W / 45.49806°N 73.56722°W / 45.49806; -73.56722Coordinates: 45°29′53″N 73°34′02″W / 45.49806°N 73.56722°W / 45.49806; -73.56722
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth22.6 metres (74 feet 2 inches), 11th deepest
Disabled accessElevators to platforms only; station not accessible
ArchitectVictor Prus
History
Opened13 February 1967
Traffic
Passengers7,928,139 entrances in 2011, 4th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

OverviewEdit

 
Station's platform.

Designed by Victor Prus, the station is a normal side platform station, built by cut-and-cover in order to provide a large space for the heavily trafficked mezzanine. As a key part of the underground city, the mezzanine has ticket barriers on either side to allow pedestrians to pass from one end of the station to the other side. Footbridges over the tracks below the mezzanine level allow passengers to cross from one platform to the other.

Until 1992, the station had only one outdoor entrance, in front of Windsor Station, and two additional accesses led directly to Place Bonaventure and Montreal Central Station (Gare Centrale) on one end, and the Château Champlain and Place du Canada on the other. When 1000 de La Gauchetière was built directly above the station, additional accesses were added to the office tower and the Downtown Terminus (metropolitan bus terminal for Réseau de transport de Longueuil and South Shore buses) within it as well as a street entrance on the western side of the building on Cathédrale Street and improved access to Central Station and Place Bonaventure.

The station is intermodal with the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM)'s commuter train lines through its underground access to Montreal Central Station, the terminus for Deux-Montagnes, Mascouche and Mont-Saint-Hilaire lines. There is also underground access to the Lucien-L'Allier train station and to the Lucien-L'Allier Metro station.

Elevators were added between the mezzanine and the platforms in November 2009, making the station more accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, no step-free access to the surface was possible until 2019, when elevators were added connecting the mezzanine level to Terminus Centre-Ville and to the lobby of 1000 De La Gauchetière. The elevators do not allow passengers to change platforms unless they exit the ticket barriers. Another elevator connecting the station to Place du Canada and the Château Champlain, formerly the only elevator in the system, is separated from the mezzanine level by steps.

The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens, which display news, commercials, and the time till the next train.

Origin of the nameEdit

This station is named for Place Bonaventure, a major commercial complex containing businesses, the Hôtel Bonaventure (formerly a Hilton Hotel),[2] and the Société de transport de Montréal's headquarters. This was named for Bonaventure Station, a former station on the Grand Trunk Railway, which in turn was named for its location on Saint Bonaventure Street, now Saint Jacques Street. All derive their name from St. Bonaventure, a 13th-century Italian philosopher and mystic.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
  36 Monk
  61 Wellington
  74 Bridge
  75 de la Commune
  107 Verdun
  150 René-Lévesque
  168 du Havre
  178 Pointe-Nord/Île-des-Sœurs
  350 Verdun/LaSalle
  355 Pie-IX
  358 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound
  364 Sherbrooke/Joseph-Renaud
  410 Express Notre-Dame
  420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Eastbound
  430 Express Pointe-aux-Trembles
  445 Express Papineau (starting August 26, 2019)[3]
  465 Express Côte-des-Neiges (starting August 26, 2019)[3]
  480 Express Du Parc (starting August 26, 2019)[3]
  715 Old Port/Old Montreal
  747 Express Bus
Other connecting bus routes

Nearby points of interestEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bonaventure Metro Station
  2. ^ "Shift", Montreal Info, February 4, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Latest bus news for September". Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 2019-08-22.

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