Honoré-Beaugrand is a station on the Green Line of Montreal's Metro. It has been the eastern terminus of the line since it opened in 1976, replacing the former terminus at Frontenac. It received its name from the street at which it is found, rue Honoré-Beaugrand, which itself was named after Honoré Beaugrand, who served as mayor of Montreal from 1885-1887 and was a French-Canadian journalist, author and folklorist.
The station features three entrances, two of which reach large bus loops that serve many routes from the east end of the island. Once inside the station, the sprawling mezzanine area quickly comes into view. It features several retail outlets such as coffee shops and convenience stores. Natural light also enters this area through several small skylights in the ceiling.
A large and wide fare gate area is located at the western end of the mezzanine and leads to the platforms below. Just before the stairs to reach the platforms, a nice blue-tinted glass window overlooks the centre of the tracks.
As the station is a terminus, the platform to the left is for passengers disembarking the train, while departing passengers pass towards the right side for trains bound towards Angrignon.
The main artwork of the station is found on the stairs of the platforms. It is a blue and red ceramic tile mural and adds tremendous colour and ambiance to this space.
The platforms themselves are large and expansive and the walls step closer together by the far end. Large skylights also help draw in more natural light to this space, ensuring a nice pleasant and warm environment to wait and board the next train.
As the station is a terminus, it is configured for high passenger volume entering and exiting the station. The mezzanine is unusually large and contains several retailers, in addition to plenty of space to sit and spread out. The beautiful artwork, combined with the natural light from the skylights and the blue-tinted windows, all come together nicely to give Honoré-Beaugrand station a unique and inviting character to experience and discover.
The main artwork is a pair of ceramic murals, found on both platforms of the station. They were created by Jean-Paul Mousseau, and form two abstract and symmetrical murals. The predominantly blue mural on the south wall is repeated on the north wall in red. Together, they are very stunning and colourful and successfully add lots of character and life to the station.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: June 6, 1976
- Line: 1
- Previous Station: Radisson
- Entrances: 3
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 5,476,805
- Weekday Average: 20,154
- Saturday Average: 8,957
- Sunday Average: 6,948
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.