Montréal-Ouest station

Montréal-Ouest station is a commuter rail station in Montreal West, Quebec. It serves the Exo Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme, and Candiac lines. Montréal-Ouest station is located in Fare Zone 1, and this station has 20 parking spaces.[1] It is the station where these three lines come together as one towards Lucien-L'Allier station.

Montréal-Ouest
Montreal West - AMT Train Station.jpg
Location7499 Harley Avenue[1]
Montreal West, Quebec
Coordinates45°27′13″N 73°38′30″W / 45.45361°N 73.64167°W / 45.45361; -73.64167Coordinates: 45°27′13″N 73°38′30″W / 45.45361°N 73.64167°W / 45.45361; -73.64167
Operated byExo
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks3
Connections
Construction
ParkingAiga parking inv.svg 12 Park-and-Ride and 2 Carpooling spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities15 spaces[1]
Other information
Fare zone1
WebsiteMontreal-Ouest Station (RTM)
History
Opened14 April 1889
Traffic
Passengers (2019[2])537,500 Vaudreuil-Hudson
239,300 Saint-Jérôme
130,100 Candiac
906,900 Total (Exo)
Services
Preceding station Exo Following station
Lachine
toward Hudson
Vaudreuil–Hudson Vendôme
Parc Saint-Jérôme
Du Canal
toward Candiac
Candiac
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Rouses Point Adirondack
Rerouted in 1983
Westmount
toward Montreal

Origin of nameEdit

Montréal-Ouest takes its name from the Town of Montreal West, where half of the station is located. The other half is located in the city of Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grace borough)

HistoryEdit

 
The station in October 1946.

The station opened on 14 April 1889, when the Canadian Pacific Railway's Windsor Station and its approach tracks came into service. Its original name was Montreal Junction, the second place to bear this name, because it was (as it still is today) the place where numerous CPR passenger lines came together near the Montreal terminal. The present Montreal-West station was built in 1905.

Until about the 1970s there were 4 tracks at the station. Track 1 (the southernmost track, closest to the station) was removed. In the 1980s the crossover from North Junction into the station (track 4) was removed, but was restored in 1999 when the Blainville train line (now Saint-Jérôme line) started downtown service. It wasn't until 2003, however, that Saint-Jérôme trains stopped at Montréal-Ouest.

Train servicesEdit

CurrentEdit

  • Vaudreuil–Hudson line: (1889–1982 by CP, 1982–1996 by the STCUM, 1996–2017 by the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT), 2017–present, by Exo)
  • Saint-Jérôme line: (1951–1980 by CP, 1999–2017 by the AMT, 2017–present, by Exo)
  • Candiac line: (1889–1980 by CP, 2001–2017 by the AMT, 2017–present, by Exo)

FormerEdit

Most trains on these lines ran from Place Viger until it closed on 31 May 1951. They served Montreal-West only when their terminal was Windsor Station—a few trains until June 1951, all of them thereafter.

Bus connectionsEdit

Société de transport de Montréal (STM)Edit

Société de transport de Montréal[1]
No. and Route Name Service Times Route Map Schedule
  51 Édouard-Montpetit All-Day Map Schedule
  105 Sherbrooke All-Day Map Schedule
  123 Dollard All-Day Map Schedule
  162 Westminster All-Day Map Schedule
  356 Lachine/Mtl-Trudeau/Des Sources Overnight Map Schedule

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Montreal West (RTM)
  2. ^ Exo (2020-06-17). Réponse à votre demande d'accès à l'information (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 2020-25.

External linksEdit