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Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro Station
Champ de Mars.png
Montreal - Metro Champs-de-Mars, panorama-20050329.jpg
Mezzanine of Champ-de-Mars station, with Marcelle Ferron's stained glass window
File:Champ-de-MarsMetro.jpg
Borough Ville-Marie
City Montreal
Inaugurated 14 October 1966
Line MtlMetro2.svg Orange Line
Architect Adalbert Niklewicz
Artist Marcelle Ferron
Platform Depth 6.1 metres
Rank 59th deepest
Traffic 1,839,827 entrances in 2006
Rank 48th busiest
Interstation
Distance
370.60 metres to Place-d'Armes
720.50 metres to Berri-UQAM
Address of
Entrances
940, Sanguinet Street
Nearby Main
Intersections
Sanguinet Street / Viger Avenue [1]

Champ-de-Mars is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in Old Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada [2]. It was inaugurated on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the metro.

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Overview

The metro station, designed by Adalbert Niklewicz, is a normal side platform station, built in open cut due to the presence of weak Utica shale in the surrounding rock. Its entrance is located near a series of tunnels that cross the Autoroute Ville-Marie, giving access to Old Montreal.

Architecture and art

One of the most important artworks in the metro, a set of stained glass windows by noted Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron, illuminates the mezzanine of this station. These windows, one of the artist's masterpieces and her most famous work, were given by the Government of Quebec in 1968. They were the first work of non-figurative art to be commissioned for the metro, representing the first official entrance of Automatist art in the system.

Origin of the name

This station is named for Champ-de-Mars, a public park facing Montreal City Hall. The name is the French term for a military parade ground. It was formerly crossed by the city's fortifications, demolished in the 19th century, the foundations of which can still be seen. It was later turned into a parking lot, which was replaced by a park in 1980s.

Connecting bus routes

Société de transport de Montréal (STM)

Regular STM routes
No. Route Name Route Map Schedule
14 Amherst Map Schedule
129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Map Schedule
STM night routes
No. Route Name Route Map Schedule
361 Saint-Denis Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest

City Hall, January 2006

References

  1. ^ Champ-de-Mars Station Neighbourhood Map
  2. ^ Champ-de-Mars Metro Station

External links

Coordinates: 45°30′36.49″N 73°33′22.99″W / 45.5101361°N 73.5563861°W / 45.5101361; -73.5563861


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