Snowdon (Montreal Metro)

Snowdon (Montreal Metro)

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Snowdon (Montreal Metro)

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Snowdon is a station on the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the Snowdon neighbourhood of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a transfer station between the Orange Line and Blue Line, and is the western terminus of the Blue Line.

The station opened on September 7, 1981 with service on the orange line only, though the blue line platforms were built at the same time. At the time it was the western terminus of the Orange Line, taking over from Place-Saint-Henri; it is thus the only station to have been the terminus of two different lines. Service on the Blue Line began on January 4, 1988.

Overview

The station was constructed as an anti-directional cross-platform interchange, with three lateral tunnels containing two stories each, joined by four cross-tunnels; both lines therefore have stacked platforms. This layout was intended to allow rapid transfer between a future extension into Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and service to downtown; unfortunately, this service never opened, and the station's layout means that most people who transfer between the blue and orange lines must go down stairs.

The station's central access tunnel is connected at its western end to the station's single entrance, which is integrated into an STM control centre and contains a small sunken garden.

Architecture and art

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