Vendôme is a station on the Orange Line of Montreal's Metro. It is named after the nearby avenue de Vendôme. This station is one of the few on the metro that connects with the exo commuter trains.
This station's primary roles are to serve the adjacent McGill University Health Centre, as well as the exo commuter train lines to Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme and Candiac, in addition to serving the region's residents.
The station has three entrances. One is the original entrance building, the second is a new entrance that was opened in 2021, which provides accessible access to the station, and a third entrance via the underground tunnel between the station, exo and the hospital.
The original entrance is made up of concrete, metal vent grills and curved windows. The new entrance is entirely made up of glass windows and is large, bright and very inviting. This entrance was created as the original entrance would have been too complex to integrate elevators to render it accessible. From either entrance, you can the platforms, however, both have their own mezzanine and fare gates. Access to the exo trains can also be reached from within the station.
Once inside, the platforms can be accessed by stairs or elevators (depending on the entrance). The platform area features a beautiful stained glass window with a stainless steel sculpture suspended above the tracks. Rounded red rectangular light strips run from one end of the platform to the other and provide a unique look to the station. Hexagonal floor tiles and bare concrete walls, along with red benches make up the rest of the look of the platforms.
Unique features of this station include its connection to the exo commuter trains, being one of only a select few that offer this intermodal connection. The length between Vendôme and Place-Saint-Henri is also the longest distance between two stations on the island of Montreal. The same segment of track between the two stations also features several hard curves back and forth creating one of the more exciting portions of track to ride on the network.
The main art installation is a beautiful stained-glass window and stainless-steel sculpture that can be viewed from the far end of the mezzanine and the platforms. It was created by Marcelle Ferron, and scatters changing colours of light into the station. The STM shared that the sculpture was originally intended to create sounds from the wind created by the passing metro trains through the station.
A second artwork was installed in 2021 as part of the new secondary entrance. It is a blue mosaic located at the top of the stairs of the entrance, which was created by Patrick Bernatchez.
- Opening Date: September 7, 1981
- Line: 2
- Previous Station: Villa-Maria
- Following Station: Place-Saint-Henri
- Entrances: 3