Côte-des-Neiges is a station on the Blue line of the Montreal Metro.
It was named in honour of Côte-des-Neiges Road, which is where its two entrances are located, one in front of the other, on 5316 and 5351 Côte-des-Neiges Road. The western entrance is the main one, and the building is very sober and elegant, with its brownish colours giving the impression it could be a funeral home. Once you enter, you go through an escalator that will bring you to the concourse. There, you will find the ticket barriers and once you pass them, you can go straight to a mini set of stairs in the middle of the way that will bring you to the Saint-Michel platform or walk on the side of it, which is the overpass to go on the Snowdon platform. The eastern entrance is integrated into a National Bank building and joins the concourse via a corridor.
The platforms are really beautiful, they are modern and low-key, giving them a classy look in dark grey granite.
Points of interest include the Saint-Joseph's Oratory, which is approximately mid-way between Snowdon and Côte-des-Neiges, as well as the Notre Dame des Neiges cemetery, the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, the Jewish General Hospital and the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf.
This is one of the rare stations where there isn't an escalator between the ticket barriers and the platforms.
There are stained-glass murals by Claude Bettinger at the main entrance. It consists of coloured stripes coming down vertically and then diagonally, which represents individuals' life courses which meet others or split over time.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: January 4, 1988
- Line: 5
- Previous Station: Snowdon
- Following Station: Université-de-Montréal
- Entrances: 2
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 4,468,975
- Weekday Average: 17,613
- Saturday Average: 7,839
- Sunday Average: 6,571
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.