Opened on October 14, 1966 as part of the original Montreal Metro, Beaubien is located in Rosemont and serves the Orange Line. It was designed by Roger d'Astous, a famed Canadian Architect that is responsible for many other iconic Montreal landmarks, including the Olympic Village.
The station features only one street-level entrance which connects to De Chateaubriand where a bus shelter is located.
In 2015, the station underwent a major refurbishment to rehabilitate structural elements and improve the impermeability of the structure. On the same occasion, a new ventilation shaft was added as well as the refurbishment and replacement of damaged wall and floor elements. To allow for the work, it was closed from May to August of that year.
In 2020, the station underwent additional maintenance to replace the skylight structure to ensure it does not leak water into the escalator and structure of the station. The work has since been completed.
As of 2022, the station is not fully-accessible.
As with all other original stations on the Montreal Metro, it features its own unique identity, mainly conveyed through the ceramic tiled walls, and sunken benches backed with stainless steel and light fixtures.
Even though the station is named after Beaubien street, located a short distance south of the station, its only entrance faces Avenue De Chateaubriand, with no particular elements of the station itself visible from Beaubien, except for a Metro signage installed at the intersection.
While Beaubien does not have public artwork, the wall finishes were designed by Claude Vermette.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: October 14, 1966
- Line: 2
- Previous Station: Rosemont
- Following Station: Jean-Talon
- Entrances: 1