The station opened on September 3, 1979 as part of the Green Line extension to reach its current terminus at Angrignon.
Similar to Charlevoix station further down the line, the tracks are stacked, with the Angrignon bound platform being the 5th lowest on the network (84ft underground). While the tracks are stacked, the platforms are on left side of each track.
This design decision was implemented during construction as the soil collapsed on March 20, 1974 during the excavation of the station. Originally, De l'Église was meant to have traditional side platforms at the same level.
De l'Église was designed by Lemay et Leduc, with public art by Claude Théberge.
The station has two separate entrances accessible through an underground concourse after the fare gates. Access to each platform is done through various sets of escalators from the common concourse.
As of 2022, the station is not fully-accesible.
While many stations have a "primary" entrance, both feature a very similar design, though the entrance on De l'Église is noticeably larger.
Even though the entrance is referred to as "Wellington", it surfaces on Rue Gant. It is located approximately 80 metres further west than the alignment of the platform.
Due to its configuration, De l'Église is one of the few stations where doors open on the left side in both directions.
The installation called "Bas-Reliefs" was designed by Claude Théberge. Throughout the escalators and entrances to the station, patterns engraved in the concrete walls give a sense of movement as you wander the station. This is accentuated by the lighting above most of those walls.
Similar patterns can be observed at Verdun, the next stop on the line.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: September 3, 1978
- Line: 1
- Previous Station: Verdun
- Following Station: Lasalle
- Entrances: 2
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 3,199,191
- Weekday Average: 10.576
- Saturday Average: 7,022
- Sunday Average: 5,417
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.