The Metro Stations of Montreal

The Metro Stations of Montreal

The 1960s were an exciting decade in Montreal. The Quiet Revolution was underway, secularizing government and returning power to the city’s francophone majority. Huge skyscrapers were being erected in downtown, including the Place Ville-Marie which was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth. The World Expo was coming to town. And in 1966, the city inaugurated its underground mass transit project, the Métro de Montréal.

Today, Montreal’s Metro is the third busiest in North America, behind only those of New York and Mexico City. With four lines serving 68 stations, over a million people use the system every day. That’s a lot of cumulative hours spent underground, which is perhaps why the city has made an effort to make its stations as interesting as possible.

Architecturally, many of Montreal’s metro stations are works of art, with odd design elements or large-scale installations. It’s unlikely that the weary commuters who pass through these stations daily even notice them anymore, but many are really beautiful. While traveling around Montreal, we’d even occasionally hop out of the train just to check out the design of a particular hall.

We didn’t have time to see all of Montreal’s 68 metro stations, but here are some of the ones we thought were special:

Georges-Vanier (Orange Line)

Angrignon (Green Line)
Montreal Metro Agrignon
Montreal Metro Agrignon

Montreal Metro Agrignon
Montreal Metro Agrignon
Montreal Metro Agrignon
Montreal Metro Agrignon
Montreal Metro Agrignon

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Monk (Green Line)
Metro Monk
Metro Monk

Metro Monk
Metro Monk
Metro Monk
Metro Monk
Metro Monk
Metro Monk
Metro Monk
LaSalle (Green Line)

Pie-IX (Green Line)
Metro Pie IX
Metro Pie IX

Metro Pie IX
Metro Pie IX
Metro Pie IX
Metro Pie IX
Metro Pie IX
Metro Pie IX
Place-Saint-Henri (Orange Line)
Metro Place St Henri
Metro Place St Henri

Metro Place St Henri
Acadie (Blue Line)
Metro Arcadie
Metro Arcadie

Metro Arcadie
Metro Arcadie
Namur (Orange Line)
Metro Namur
Metro Namur

Metro Namur
Metro Namur
Metro Namur
Metro Namur
Metro Namur
De La Savane (Orange Line)
Metro De La Savane
Metro De La Savane

Metro De La Savane
Metro De La Savane
Metro De La Savane
Metro De La Savane
Metro De La Savane
Villa-Maria (Orange Line)
Metro Villa Maria
Metro Villa Maria

Metro Villa Maria
Metro Villa Maria
Metro Villa Maria
Metro Villa Maria
The Metro Stations of Montreal The 1960s were an exciting decade in Montreal. The Quiet Revolution was underway, secularizing government and returning power to the city's francophone majority. Huge skyscrapers were being erected in downtown, including the Place Ville-Marie which was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth. The World Expo was coming to town. And in 1966, the city inaugurated its underground mass transit project, the Métro de Montréal.
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2 Comments

  • Imran Malik

    Good stuff 

    July 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm
  • Chachi Bonacci

    Very cool!  Their subway stations are so interesting. Very architectural.  Either they’re not very crowded or you managed to go during a quiet time.  Really great photos. 

    August 10, 2016 at 1:31 am

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