The Stations

D'Iberville

D'Iberville is a station on the Blue Line of Montreal's Metro. The station is named after rue D'Iberville, which itself was named in honour of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville.

The station has two entrances; however, it is interesting to note that while one entrance has a ticket booth, the other is automated and not supervised by staff at that location. Additional fencing was installed at this automated entrance location to further limit access to avoid fare evasion.

The entrance is open to the mezzanine below. From the escalators and through the mezzanine area, the space is predominantly lit with green or yellow-tinted lights, creating an interesting ambience. Natural light also enters the mezzanine from the entrance above.

Proceeding to the mid-level above the platforms, the main art piece comes into view over the tunnelled portion of the station. It is an aluminum representation of a ship called Le Pélican, which belonged to explorer Pierre Lemoyne D'Iberville.

At the platforms, red brick and brown tile make up the walls and floor. Nice solid red benches surrounded by brick make up the seating areas.

UNIQUE FEATURES

One of the unique features of this station is the automated entrance, which it is the only one in the metro system to not have a staff member located in close proximity. Special fencing helps delineate this area and helps limit fare evasion.

The green/yellow lighting on the mezzanine level adds an extra level of ambience and wonder to the station.

PUBLIC ARTWORK

The main artwork of the station is found above the platforms at the mouth of the tunnelled section. It is entitled "Le Pélican", which was a ship at sea by New France explorer Pierre Lemoyne D'Iberville. The artist, Eddy Tardif created this representation of the ship by sculpting enormous pieces of styrofoam, which were then covered with compacted sand, to be used as moulds for the molten aluminum used to cast the sculpture.

STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: June 16, 1986
  • Line: 5
  • Previous Station: Fabre
  • Following Station: Saint-Michel
  • Entrances: 2