Pie-IX station

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Pie-IX station (French pronunciation: ​[pinœf]) is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. It is in the district of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The station opened on June 6, 1976, as part of the extension of the Green Line to Honoré-Beaugrand station, in time for the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Pie-IX
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Location2700 and 2705 Pie-IX Boulevard, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°33′14″N 73°33′06″W / 45.55389°N 73.55167°W / 45.55389; -73.55167Coordinates: 45°33′14″N 73°33′06″W / 45.55389°N 73.55167°W / 45.55389; -73.55167
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth10.1 metres (33 feet 2 inches), 53rd deepest
ArchitectMarcel Raby
History
Opened6 June 1976
Traffic
Passengers4,600,629 entrances in 2006, 15th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

OverviewEdit

 
Citius, Altius, Fortius, a relief by Jordi Bonet.

Designed by architect Marcel Raby, it is a normal station built in open cut. The centre of the station is taken up with a vast mezzanine bisected by a long ticket barrier. This space, as well as a secondary access to the Angrignon platform, allows the station to handle very large crowds from the Olympic Stadium. The mezzanine gives direct underground city access to the Stadium. The station has two exits of its own, one incorporated into the stadium's parvis, and another across the street.

The station includes four Olympic-themed works of art: three sculptures by the architect featuring different takes on the Olympic rings, and one long mural in concrete and aluminum by Jordi Bonet entitled Citius, Altius, Fortius ("stronger, higher, faster" - the Olympic motto).

Origin of the nameEdit

This station is named for Pie-IX Boulevard (pronounced pee neuf). This street was named in 1912 for Pope Pius IX (1792–1878), elected Pope in 1846.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
  97 Avenue du Mont-Royal
  139 Pie-IX
  355 Pie-IX
  439 Express Pie-IX

Nearby points of interestEdit

 
Pie-IX station from the viewpoint of Olympic Stadium

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