LaSalle station (Montreal Metro)

LaSalle station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Verdun, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[3] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. The station opened on September 3, 1978, as part of the extension of the Green Line westward to Angrignon station.

LaSalle
Montreal metro LaSalle.jpg
Location301, av. Caisse, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°28′15″N 73°33′59″W / 45.47083°N 73.56639°W / 45.47083; -73.56639Coordinates: 45°28′15″N 73°33′59″W / 45.47083°N 73.56639°W / 45.47083; -73.56639
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth9.8 metres (32 feet 2 inches), 53rd deepest
ArchitectDidier, Gillon et Larouche
History
Opened3 September 1978
Traffic
Passengers (2019)1,511,712 entrances, 62nd of 68[1][2]Increase 4.2%
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Architecture and artEdit

Designed by Didier, Gillon et Larouche, it is a normal side platform station with one ticket hall and access. The platform and mezzanine walls are enlivened by large, irregular concrete planes painted in bright colours, designed by Michèle Tremblay-Gillon, while a stainless-steel mural by Peter Gnass above the ticket hall reflects sunlight and passengers' movements.

Origin of the nameEdit

This station is named for nearby LaSalle Boulevard, named for explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643–1687), who founded the town of Lachine and claimed Louisiana for France.

Since the station is not located in the neighbouring borough of LaSalle, alternative names have been proposed, including Paul-Grégoire and Curé-Caisse; the latter name was approved by the Montreal Urban Community in 1984, but for unknown reasons the name change was not carried out.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
  21 Place du Commerce
  58 Wellington
  71 Du Centre
  108 Bannantyne
  350 Verdun/LaSalle

Nearby points of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2020-05-21). Entrants de toutes les stations de métro en 2019 (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2020.091.
  2. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2019-08-08). Achalandage du métro mensuel, station par station (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2019.197.
  3. ^ LaSalle Station

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