Vendôme station

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Vendôme
VendomeMontreal Metro.jpg
Location 5160, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°28′26″N 73°36′14″W / 45.47389°N 73.60389°W / 45.47389; -73.60389Coordinates: 45°28′26″N 73°36′14″W / 45.47389°N 73.60389°W / 45.47389; -73.60389
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Connections
  Vendôme (RTM)
Construction
Depth 6.1 metres (20 feet), 57th deepest
Architect Desnoyers, Mercure, Leziy, Gagnon, Sheppard et Gélinas
History
Opened 7 September 1981
Traffic
Passengers 5,613,596 entrances in 2013, 11th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Vendôme station is an intermodal transit station in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line.

The station connects to the Réseau de transport métropolitain's commuter rail network by a pedestrian tunnel, permitting access to platforms providing service on the Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme and Candiac lines.

Overview[edit]

Vendôme Station platform.

The station is a normal side platform station with an entrance near the midpoint of the platforms, the large entrance is located on De Maisonneuve Boulevard in a bus loop. The structure sits directly above the platforms and includes and surrounds the sunken mezzanine, it is the network's deepest station without escalators or moving sidewalks.

The station was designed by the firm of Desnoyers, Mercure, Leziy, Gagnon, Sheppard et Gélinas, it contains a stained-glass window and stainless steel sculpture by important Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron. It also contains a plaque commemorating Jean Descaris, a 17th-century pioneer, and his descendant Alphonse Décarie, on whose land Vendôme and Villa-Maria Metro stations were built, the adjacent train station is in Fare Zone 1.[2]

The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time till the next train.

A short tunnel under the railway tracks links this Metro station to the new McGill University Health Centre. Initially, the tunnel provided access only to a secondary entrance building on the hospital campus, with a door between the tunnel and the underground parking garage kept locked; however, the access to the underground parking was later opened to the public and pedestrian paths through the garage provided, offering indoor access from the metro to the hospital. Although the secondary entrance building has an elevator, the tunnel is not wheelchair accessible, with only stair access to the metro and commuter trains.[3]

In fall 2017, construction began on another entrance to the station, located east of the bus loop, this will offer a wheelchair-accessible direct connection between the metro station, the commuter train platforms, and the hospital via a pedestrian tunnel. The choice to construct a second access was made because retrofitting the existing access was deemed prohibitively expensive, the project is expected to be completed in 2020. [4]

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for avenue de Vendôme, in turn possibly named for the French Dukes of Vendôme.

History[edit]

Originally, two stations were supposed to be built between Place-Saint-Henri and Villa-Maria: Northcliffe and Westmount. However, opposition from Westmount residents as well as instability in the underlying rock formation forced their consolidation into one station, with the result that the tunnel between Vendôme and Place-Saint-Henri is the longest on the Island of Montreal.

RTM station[edit]

Vendôme
VendomeAMT.JPG
Location 5160 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec[5]
Operated by Réseau de transport métropolitain
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections
  Vendôme (Montreal Metro)
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking None[5]
Bicycle facilities None[5]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1 [5]
Website Vendome Station (RTM)
History
Opened 1983
Traffic
Passengers (2016[6]) 1,417,500 Vaudreuil-Hudson
184,800 Saint-Jérôme
533,200 Candiac
2,135,500 Total
Services
Preceding station   RTM   Following station
toward Hudson
Vaudreuil–Hudson
Terminus
Saint-Jérôme
toward Candiac
Candiac

Vendôme station is a commuter rail station operated by the RTM in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area of the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, and is served by the Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme and Candiac Lines. The station is connected by a pedestrian tunnel to the Montreal Metro's Vendôme station.

The station originally had two tracks (and two side platforms), but in 2015, a third track running between Montreal West and Downtown Montreal's Lucien-L'Allier station was added for improved service, and platform 2 was rebuilt as a wider island platform so trains running on the new track could call at the station as well.[7]

The station is in the ARTM's Fare Zone 1.[5]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 17 Décarie, Northbound All-day, Located 2 blocks west on Décarie Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 24 Sherbrooke All-day, Located one block north on Sherbrooke Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 37 Jolicoeur All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 63 Girouard Weekdays before 8:00PM, Saturdays before 7:00PM, Located one block north on Sherbrooke Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 90 Saint-Jacques All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 102 Somerled All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 104 Cavendish All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 105 Sherbrooke All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 124 Victoria All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 356 Lachine/Mtl-Trudeau/Des Sources Overnight, Located one block north on Sherbrooke Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 371 Décarie, Northbound Overnight, Located 2 blocks west on Décarie Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

  • Complexe de santé Reine-Élisabeth
  • Centre Saint-Raymond

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vendôme Metro Station
  2. ^ Gare Vendôme
  3. ^ http://globalnews.ca/news/2063013/new-vendome-muhc-tunnel-open/
  4. ^ "Projet Vendôme: mission accessibilité". stm.info. Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Gare Vendôme
  6. ^ Ridership from Rapport annuel 2016 (PDF). rtm.qc.ca (Report). Montreal: Réseau de transport métropolitain [Metropolitan Transportation Network]. ISBN 978-2-550-75552-4. 
  7. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gare Vendôme at Wikimedia Commons