Viau station 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.[1] 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.

Viau
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Location2855, av. Pierre-de Coubertin, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°33′40″N 73°32′50″W / 45.56111°N 73.54722°W / 45.56111; -73.54722Coordinates: 45°33′40″N 73°32′50″W / 45.56111°N 73.54722°W / 45.56111; -73.54722
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth4.6 metres (15 feet 1 inch), 60th deepest
ArchitectIrving Sager
History
Opened6 June 1976
Traffic
Passengers2,888,949 entrances in 2006, 30th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

OverviewEdit

Designed by architect Irving Sager, it is a normal side platform station built in a shallow open cut. The eastern end of the station is surmounted by the large station pavilion, which includes the ticket hall. There is no transept; stairs lead directly from the platforms to street level.

The eastern wall of the mezzanine is decorated by a non-figurative ceramic mural by Jean-Paul Mousseau, entitled Opus 74 and representing the Olympic flame and the tower of the Olympic Stadium.

Origin of the nameEdit

This station is named for rue Viau, named for local industrialist Charles-Théodore Viau, who purchased nearby tracts of land and developed them as a neighbourhood later named Viauville.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
  34 Sainte-Catherine
  125 Ontario
  136 Viau
  258 Navette Or - Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
  353 Lacordaire/Maurice-Duplessis

Nearby points of interestEdit

 
Entrance with the Olympic Stadium in the background

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