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Du Collège station

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Du Collège station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Saint-Laurent in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It opened on January 9, 1984, and replaced Plamondon station as the western terminus of the line until Côte-Vertu station opened in 1986.

Du Collège
MetroDu College.jpg
Location1490, rue Du Collège & 450, rue Ouimet, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′32″N 73°40′27″W / 45.50889°N 73.67417°W / 45.50889; -73.67417Coordinates: 45°30′32″N 73°40′27″W / 45.50889°N 73.67417°W / 45.50889; -73.67417
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth17.1 metres (56 feet 1 inch), 26th deepest
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectGilles S. Bonnetto and Jacques Garand
History
Opened9 January 1984
Rebuilt2015-18
(north exit)
Traffic
Passengers2,485,918 entrances in 2006, 39th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
Terminus
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

OverviewEdit

The station is a normal side platform station with an entrance at either end. The southern entrance is located in a bus loop.

The station was designed by Gilles S. Bonnetto and Jacques Garand, and contains several artworks. The northern entrance contains four stained-glass windows, one by Lyse Charland Favretti on the theme of education and three by Pierre Osterrath on the borough of Saint-Laurent, its agricultural past, and its future. The southern entrance contains another stained-glass window by Favretti representing the borough's aeronautics industry, as well as an abstract relief in brick by Aurelio Sandonato. The station's best-known architectural feature, however, is an Ionic column in the northern mezzanine.

In May 2018, elevators were inaugurated at the station, making it fully accessible.[2]

Origin of the nameEdit

This station is named for the rue du Collège, whose name commemorates the nearby Cégep de Saint-Laurent, inaugurated as a college in 1847 and turned into a Cégep in 1974.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
  17 Décarie
  72 Alfred-Nobel
  73 Dalton
  76 McArthur
  117 O'Brien
  128 Ville-Saint-Laurent
  175 Griffith/Saint-François
  202 Dawson
  220 Kieran
  371 Décarie
  378 Sauvé/Côte-Vertu/Mtl-Trudeau
  380 Henri-Bourassa
  382 Pierrefonds/St-Charles
  409 Express Des Sources
  460 Express Métropolitaine

Nearby points of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Du College metro station
  2. ^ "The new elevators at du College Métro Station are now in service". @stminfo. Twitter. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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