Atwater is a station of the Green Line of the Montreal Metro, and its original Western terminus station from its opening in 1966 until the extension to Angrignon in 1978. Its name comes from Atwater Avenue, which was named in honour of Montreal municipal politician Edwin Atwater.
The station has two side platforms. The main colours of the station are beige, light grey, and brown. The walls are made of bricks alternating between those colours. The ceiling is relatively low and gives an impression of proximity.
Until 1996, this station was very popular as it was the one that hockey fans took to go see the Montreal Canadiens games at the Forum. Additional landmarks around the station include Place Alexis Nihon and Dawson College.
There are two entrances to the station, 3015 Maisonneuve West and 2322 Sainte-Catherine. You can also enter through Place Alexis Nihon and Westmount Square.
As well as having been an original terminus station, it also had the distinction of being one of the only 2 original stations (along with Longueuil) who were outside the city of Montreal as it is located in Westmount. Also, fare control zones are practically just over the rail tracks as opposed to most stations which have theirs way higher.
Places of Interest
Opening Date: October 14, 1966
Previous Station: Lionel-Groulx
Following Station: Guy-Concordia
There isn't a specific artwork at this station but the brick on the walls as well as the orifinal wood staircase are pieces of art in themselves.