Bonaventure (Montreal Metro)

Bonaventure (Montreal Metro)

Infobox Montreal Metro
station= Bonaventure
line=Orange Line

architect= Victor Prus
inaugurated=13 February, 1967
depth=22.6 metres
depth-rank=11th deepest
traffic= 6,683,849 entrances in 2006
traffic-rank=6th busiest
distances=530.60 metres to Lucien-L'Allier
392.60 metres to Square-Victoria
addresses= 1166, West De La Gauchetière Street
955, Cathedral Street (on the side of 1000 de La Gauchetière)
intersections= De La Gauchetière Street / Stanley Street
Cathedral Street / De La Gauchetière Street [ [ Bonaventure Station Neighbourhood Map] ] |

Bonaventure 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 the borough of Ville-Marie in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada [ [ Bonaventure Metro Station] ] .

It was inaugurated on February 13, 1967, four months after most of the initial network. It served as the western terminus of the Orange Line for 14 years until the extension to Place-Saint-Henri was opened in 1981.

Designed by Victor Prus, the metro station is a normal side-platform station, built cut-and-cover in order to provide a large space for the heavily trafficked mezzanine. As a key part of the underground city, the mezzanine has ticket barriers on either side, in order to allow pedestrians to pass from one end of the station to the other. Bridges over the rails below the mezzanine level allow passengers to cross from one platform to the other.

Until 1992, the station had only one outdoor entrance, in front of Windsor Station; two additional accesses led directly to Place Bonaventure and Gare Centrale (Central Station) on one end, and the Château Champlain and Place du Canada on the other. When 1000 de La Gauchetière was built directly above the station, additional accesses were added to the office tower and the Downtown Terminus (metropolitan bus terminal for Réseau de transport de Longueuil and South Shore buses) within it, as well as a street entrance on the western side of the building on Cathédrale Street and improved access to Central Station and Place Bonaventure.

The station is intermodal with the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)'s commuter train lines, through its underground access to Central Station, a station on the Montreal/Deux-Montagnes and Montreal/Mont-Saint-Hilaire lines. There is also underground access to the Lucien-L'Allier train station as well as the Lucien-L'Allier metro station.

Origin of the name

This station is named for Place Bonaventure, a major commercial complex containing businesses, the Hilton Hotel, and the Société de transport de Montréal's headquarters. This was named for Bonaventure Station, a former station on the Grand Trunk Railway, which in turn was named for its location on Saint Bonaventure Street, now Saint Jacques Street. All derive their name from St. Bonaventure, a 13th-century Italian philosopher and mystic.

Connecting bus routes

Regular STM routes

STM night routes

Metropolitan routes

See Terminus Centre-Ville

Nearby points of interest

Connected via the underground city

*Terminus Centre-Ville
*1000 de La Gauchetière
*Place Ville-Marie
*Place Bonaventure
*Place du Canada - Hôtel Château Champlain
*Gare Centrale - VIA Rail, Amtrak and AMT
* Canadian National Railway headquarters
*Queen Elizabeth Hotel
*STM headquarters (in Place Bonaventure)
*Le 1250 René-Lévesque Ouest
* Édifice Gare Windsor -
former Canadian Pacific Railway headquarters
*Lucien-L'Allier train station
and Lucien-L'Allier metro station and points west
*Square-Victoria metro station and points north
*McGill metro station and points east and west


*Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
* The Montréal Planetarium
*Sun Life Building
*Centre Sheraton
*Tour CIBC


External links

* [ Bonaventure Station - official site]
* [ Terminus Centre-Ville official site]
* [ Montreal by Metro,] - photos, information, and trivia
* [ 2008 STM system map]
* [ 2008 Downtown System Map]
* [ Metro Map]

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