The Stations


Papineau is a station on the Green Line of Montreal's Metro. It received its name from nearby ave. Papineau, which was named for Joseph Papineau, a notary, surveyor, politician and defender of the rights of the people and of the French language.

The exterior features one entrance building, which was rebuilt in 1999. Inside, there is a convenience store just before the fare gates. Immediately after the fare gates are the first set of escalators and stairs to the mezzanine level. Halfway down, you reach a mid-level and switch to the second set of escalators or stairs to continue the descent.

Once at the mezzanine, there are several large murals that can be viewed. The corridors and platforms are decorated with beige tiles and occasional brown, green or white tile accents. From the mezzanine, there is an overhead walkway to cross the tracks to reach the other platform. From this area, you can see a beautiful colourful mural that takes advantage of the curved ceiling lines. 

At platform level, the wall decor and floors follow what came before in the mezzanine, and provide views back up to the overhead walkway.


The murals of the station are the most unique and recognizable elements of Papineau station.


Papineau station features three murals on the mezzanine level, created by Jean Cartier and George Juhasz. They are entitled "Les Patriotes de 1837-1838". They tell the story of the Patriotes Rebellion and commemorate Louis-Joseph Papineau, the son of Joseph Papineau, the station's namesake.

  • Opening Date: October 14, 1966
  • Line: 1
  • Previous Station: Beaudry
  • Following Station: Frontenac
  • Entrances: 1


  • Total Entries: 3,285,013
  • Weekday Average: 10,169
  • Saturday Average: 6,944
  • Sunday Average: 5,380

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.