Joliette is a station on the Green Line of Montreal's Metro. The station's name originates from the nearby rue Joliette, which itself was named after Barthélémy Joliette, who served in the House of Assembly and Legislative Council of Lower Canada.
The station has two entrances, located on either side of rue Hochelaga. Once inside either entrance, a short descent to the mezzanine level rejoins both entrances and presents the fare gates in the middle of the space, along with a convenience store. The ceiling in this area is arched and rounded. After passing through the fare gates, the art piece of the station is easily seen, which depicts the planets of the solar system.
Stairs to the platforms are located to the sides and reach the platforms below from the sides. The platforms are built in a tunnelled section of the station, resulting in a low ceiling. The platforms are decorated with unique yellow brick tiling on the walls and red seats.
Joliette is a rather simple station to navigate and pass through, thanks to its bright colours and lively spaces.
A unique feature of Joliette station is how both entrances' interiors are mirror images of each other and meet up together on the mezzanine level.
The artwork in this station is located on the mezzanine just past the fair gates and was created by Marcel Raby. It is a collection of colourful lit glass designs that represent the planets of the solar system, with planet Earth located in the middle. The mirror-finished steel around the planets reflects the image of the travellers and represents the unity of the planets and human beings in the universe.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: June 6, 1976
- Line: 1
- Previous Station: Préfontaine
- Following Station: Pie-IX
- Entrances: 2
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 3,110,948
- Weekday Average: 10,966
- Saturday Average: 6,667
- Sunday Average: 5,052
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.