Atwater is a station on 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) that 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.
There isn't a specific artwork at this station but the brick on the walls as well as the original wood staircase are pieces of art in themselves.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: October 14, 1966
- Line: 1
- Previous Station: Lionel-Groulx
- Following Station: Guy-Concordia
- Entrances: 2
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 8,140,963
- Weekday Average: 30,419
- Saturday Average: 16,104
- Sunday Average: 12,096
The numbers above are the total sum of entries at the station for the year 2019. Transfers between lines and exits from the station are not counted. The weekday and weekend averages are based on the fall 2019 period of Sept 3 to Dec 6, 2019.