LaSalle (Montreal Metro)

LaSalle (Montreal Metro)

Infobox Montreal Metro
station= LaSalle
line=Green Line

architect= Didier, Gillon et Larouche
inaugurated=3 September, 1978
depth=9.8 metres
depth-rank=53rd deepest
traffic= 1,318,865 entrances in 2002
traffic-rank=54th busiest
distances=812.30 metres to De L'Église
707.25 metres to Charlevoix
addresses= 301, Caisse Avenue
intersections= Caisse Avenue / Rushbrooke Street
Caisse Avenue / Lasalle Boulevard [ [ LaSalle Station Neighbourhood Map] ] |

LaSalle is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the borough of Verdun, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada [ [ LaSalle Station] ] . The station was inaugurated on September 3, 1978, as part of the extension of the Green Line westward to Angrignon.

Architecture and art

Designed by Didier, Gillon et Larouche, it is a normal side-platform station with one ticket hall and access. The platform and mezzanine walls are enlivened by large, irregular concrete planes painted in bright colours, designed by Michèle Tremblay-Gillon, while a stainless-steel mural by Peter Gnass above the ticket hall reflects sunlight and passengers' movements.

Origin of the name

This station is named for boul. LaSalle, named for explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643–1687, who founded the town of Lachine and claimed Louisiana for France.

Since the station is not located in the neighbouring borough of LaSalle, alternative names have been proposed, including Paul-Grégoire and Curé-Caisse; the latter name was approved by the Montreal Urban Community in 1984, but for unknown reasons the name change was not carried out.

Connecting bus routes

Regular STM routes

TM night routes

Nearby points of interest

* Champlain Bridge
* Maison Saint-Gabriel
* Île des Soeurs


External links

* [ Lasalle Station - official site]
* [ Montreal by Metro,] - photos, information, and trivia
* [ 2008 STM System Map]

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