Plamondon is a station on the Orange Line of Montreal's Metro. It is named after nearby avenue Plamondon.
There are two entrances to Plamondon station. The standalone entrance features lots of glass windows and is framed with red accent pieces. Coming down into the station, it quickly becomes apparent that past the mezzanine area, the station has a mirror look to it. To help differentiate visually both sides, one is predominantly coloured blue, while the other is red.
Heading to the platforms, on the red side of the station, you will find stairs leading down on both sides. However, more interesting is the blue side, which has a stunning curved ramp leading down from the mezzanine to the platforms. The ramp extends beyond the stopping point of the train, so departing and arriving trains can easily be observed diving into the tunnel and exiting the station.
At the halfway point of the platforms, there is a point where the red and blue sections meet with a mirrored circle in the middle. Elsewhere along the platforms, a stainless steel grill covers a ventilation pit, bringing in fresh air.
The most unique feature of the station is certainly the blue side's ramp and arrangement of the track. Arriving and departing trains remain in the station itself slightly longer than in other stations due to the extended length of track around the ramps. The track also dives down and curves which add to the stunning effect created when trains arrive or depart.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: June 29, 1982
- Line: 2
- Previous Station: Namur
- Following Station: Côte-Sainte-Catherine
- Entrances: 2