Fabre is a station on the Blue Line of Montreal's Metro. The station received its name from nearby rue Fabre, which itself honours Monseigneur Édouard-Charles Fabre, who was Montreal's first archbishop.
This station has two entrances, one of which has a convenience store at the surface. This entrance is also quite spacious inside with the escalators and stairs located nearly in the middle of the large space. It is also surrounded by glass, bringing in lots of natural light.
Heading down into the station, the signature-coloured panelling makes its appearance along most of the walls of the station. Made up primarily of various shades of blue, green and purple, they stretch from the entrances right through the platforms. The mezzanine levels have a honeycomb-style ceiling, which integrates the lighting for those spaces.
Platform-level seating almost resembles little seat pods sticking out from the panelled walls. A continuous handrail runs nearly the entire length of the platforms and artistically wraps itself around the shapes and curves of the wall panels.
The look of the station itself is very colourful with the coloured wall panelling. This creates a very calm and inviting space to be in and discover.
The main artwork is the coloured panelled walls and the handrail. It was created by artist Jean-Noël Poliquin. The panels are coloured polymer concrete, while the handrail is stainless steel.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: June 16, 1986
- Line: 5
- Previous Station: Jean-Talon
- Following Station: D'Iberville
- Entrances: 2
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 2,388,792
- Weekday Average: 8,511
- Saturday Average: 4,674
- Sunday Average: 3,603
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.