Pie-IX station (French pronunciation: [pinœf]) is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 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.
|Location||2700 and 2705 Pie-IX Boulevard, Montreal|
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||10.1 metres (33 feet 2 inches), 53rd deepest|
|Opened||6 June 1976|
|Passengers||4,600,629 entrances in 2006, 15th of 68|
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
Connecting bus routesEdit
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|97 Avenue du Mont-Royal|
|439 Express Pie-IX|
Nearby points of interestEdit
- Olympic Stadium
- Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
- Régie des installations olympiques (RIO)
- Regroupement Loisirs Québec
- Montreal Botanical Garden
- Château Dufresne - Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal
- Cégep de Maisonneuve
- See also Viau station
- Olympic Village - Régie du logement
- Saputo Stadium, home of the Montreal Impact.
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