Line 2 Orange (Montreal Metro)

Line 2 Orange (Montreal Metro)

     Line 2 Orange / Ligne 2 Orange

Panoramic view of Lionel-Groulx Station
Type Rapid transit
System Montreal Metro
Locale Montreal, (QC), Canada.
Termini Côte-Vertu metro station
Montmorency metro station
Stations 31
Opened October 14, 1966
Operator(s) Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
Rolling stock 423 Bombardier Transportation MR-73
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
(standard gauge)
Electrification "Third rail", 750 V DC on the guidebars at either side of the track
Operating speed 40 km/h (25 mph)

The Orange (Line 2) line is the longest, most congested, and first-planned of the four lines of the Montreal Metro, in Montreal, Canada. It formed part of the initial network, and was extended between 1980 and 1986. On April 28, 2007, three new stations in Laval opened; this is the second line to leave Montreal Island.

Following the extension of the line into Laval, Gilles Vaillancourt, the mayor of Laval, has suggested that a further six stations be added to the line. Three of these would be in Laval and three in Montreal, in order to create a loop out of the orange line.[1]. Recently, Laval city proposed to add 8 more stations to the line, including 5 in Laval to complete the loop and to serve the Carrefour Laval terminus[2].


List of stations

Name Inauguration date Odonym Namesake
Line 2 - Orange
Côte-Vertu November 3, 1986 Chemin de la Côte-Vertu Notre-Dame-de-la-Vertu (Our Lady of Virtue), 18th century name for the area
Du Collège January 9, 1984 Rue du Collège

Cégep de Saint-Laurent, local cégep

De La Savane Rue de la Savane savane - a savanna or Québécois for swamp
Namur Rue Namur Namur, Belgium
Plamondon June 29, 1982 Avenue Plamondon Antoine Plamondon, Québécois painter, or Rodolphe Plamondon [3], Québécois lyric artist
Côte-Sainte-Catherine January 4, 1982 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Côte Sainte-Catherine, 18th century name for area of Outremont
Snowdon September 7, 1981 for Line 2
January 4, 1988 for Line 5
Rue Snowdon; Snowdon neighbourhood Name of area's former landowner
Villa-Maria September 7, 1981 Villa-Maria High School Latin form of "Ville-Marie," former name of Montreal
Vendôme Avenue de Vendôme Likely from the French Dukes of Vendôme
Place-Saint-Henri April 28, 1980 Place Saint-Henri A parish church named for Saint Henry II, to commemorate Fr. Henri-Auguste Roux
Lionel-Groulx April 28, 1980 for Line 2
September 3, 1978 for Line 1
Avenue Lionel-Groulx Fr. Lionel Groulx, Québécois historian
Georges-Vanier April 28, 1980 Boulevard Georges-Vanier Georges Vanier, Governor-General of Canada
Lucien-L'Allier Rue Lucien-L'Allier Lucien L'Allier, General Manager of the Transit Commission when the Metro opened
Bonaventure February 13, 1967 Place Bonaventure Gare Bonaventure, in turn for former Rue Bonaventure; St Bonaventure, Italian cleric
Square-Victoria February 7, 1967 Square Victoria Queen Victoria
Place-d'Armes October 14, 1966 Place d'Armes Historical rallying point for city's defenders
Champ-de-Mars Champ de Mars Park Common term for military exercise ground (Mars, god of war)
Formerly Berri-de Montigny
October 14, 1966
for line 2
and Line 1,
April 1, 1967
for Line 4
Rue Berri Name given by Migeon de Branssat in 1669; for Simon Després dit Le Berry
Université du Québec à Montréal
Rue de Montigny Testard de Montigny family
Sherbrooke October 14, 1966 Rue Sherbrooke John Coape Sherbrooke, Governor-General of British North America
Mont-Royal Avenue du Mont-Royal Mount Royal
Laurier Avenue Laurier Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada
Rosemont Boulevard Rosemont; Rosemont neighbourhood Named by developer U.-H. Dandurand for his mother, née Rose Phillips
Beaubien Rue Beaubien Prominent landowning family
Jean-Talon October 14, 1966 for Line 2
June 16, 1986 for Line 5
Rue Jean-Talon Jean Talon, intendant of New France
Jarry October 14, 1966 Rue Jarry Stanislas Blénier dit Jarry père, landowner or Honoré-Bernard Bleignier Jarry
Crémazie Boul. Crémazie Octave Crémazie, QC poet
Sauvé Rue Sauvé Name of a landowner
Henri-Bourassa Boulevard Henri-Bourassa Henri Bourassa, Québécois journalist and politician
Cartier April 26, 2007
(Opened to the public
April 28, 2007)
Boulevard Cartier Sir George-Étienne Cartier Québécois politician, Father of Confederation
De La Concorde Boulevard de la Concorde Place de la Concorde in Paris
Montmorency Collège Montmorency François de Montmorency-Laval, first Roman Catholic Bishop of Quebec and landowner of Île Jésus (Laval)


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