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Lucien-L'Allier station (Montreal Metro)

Lucien-L'Allier station 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.

Location955, rue Lucien-L'Allier, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°29′42″N 73°34′16″W / 45.49500°N 73.57111°W / 45.49500; -73.57111Coordinates: 45°29′42″N 73°34′16″W / 45.49500°N 73.57111°W / 45.49500; -73.57111
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Depth27.1 metres (88 feet 11 inches), 3rd deepest
ArchitectDavid, Boulva & Cleve
Opened28 April 1980
Passengers1,341,385 riders (2006), 54th of 68
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency


Benches at Lucien-L'Allier station

The station, planned under the name "Aqueduc",[2] was designed by the firm of David, Boulva & Cleve. A sculptural grille by Jean-Jacques Besner covering a ventilation shaft is the only artwork. The station is a normal side platform station, with a mezzanine on its eastern end; this is connected to the exit by an extremely deep open shaft. Passengers have to descend the greatest distance to reach the platforms of any station in Montreal (only Charlevoix and Berri-UQAM have deeper platforms, but those stations also have additional platforms that are shallower.)

The station is intermodal with the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM)'s commuter train lines; the entrance is connected by an enclosed walkway to Lucien-L'Allier station, a station on the Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme, and Candiac lines. That train station was built as part of the Bell Centre; it replaced the former Gare Windsor and was initially called Terminus Windsor, but was renamed for the Metro station in order to reduce confusion with the still-extant former station. It is also connected to Montreal's underground city.

Origin of the nameEdit

This station is named for Lucien L'Allier Street, whose name was changed from rue de l'Aqueduc in order to commemorate Lucien L'Allier, chief engineer for the initial network of the Metro, as well as for the construction of Saint Helen's Island and Notre Dame Island for Expo 67. He had died while the station was under construction. A plaque in the station commemorates him.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Société de transport de Montréal
  36 Monk
  107 Verdun
  150 René-Lévesque
  178 Pointe-Nord/Île-des-Soeurs
  350 Verdun/LaSalle
  355 Pie-IX
  358 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound
  364 Sherbrooke/Joseph-Renaud
  410 Express Notre-Dame
  420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  430 Express Pointe-aux-Trembles
  465 Express Côte-des-Neiges (starting August 26, 2019)[3]
  480 Express Du Parc (starting August 26, 2019)[3]
  715 Vieux Montreal/Vieux Port
  747 Montreal-Trudeau/Downtown

Nearby points of interestEdit


  1. ^ Lucien-L'Allier Metro Station
  2. ^ Aqueduc
  3. ^ a b "Latest bus news for September". Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 2019-08-22.

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