Université de Montréal is a station on the Blue Line of the Montreal Metro.
It was named in honour of the university of the same name, under which the station is located. This is a major university that also includes Polytechnique Montreal and HEC Montreal.
This station has three entrances: 2830 Édouard-Montpetit, 5400 Louis-Colin and 2810 Édouard-Montpetit. The one on 2830 Édouard-Montpetit, which is the main one, is one of the most beautiful entrances of the network, being integrated into a mountain. The front consists mostly of windows, which are beautiful in daylight and magic at night with the impact of the indoor lights.
The inside of the station is done in beautiful brown bricks, which are everywhere inside. The turnstiles area is also very attractive as it has some natural light from the exterior.
The platforms are quite sombre with only the brown bricks on the walls, yet it is far from boring to look at as not only are they beautiful, the architecture of the station is made so beautifully, from the stairs to the overpass to the ceiling, that this station is always fun to be at.
In addition to the University, another point of interest is the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, one of the biggest pediatric hospitals in North America.
If you enter through the Louis-Colin entrance, you will reach the station through a corridor over the platforms, which is unique in the network.
André Léonard made two murals made of terra-cotta blocks. The main one, over the tracks and platforms, represents the four classic elements of the universe (air, water, fire, and earth). The other one is in the Louis-Colin corridor and it consists of arrows pointing to the exit.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: January 4, 1988
- Line: 5
- Previous Station: Côte-des-Neiges
- Following Station: Édouard-Montpetit
- Entrances: 3
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 3,416,755
- Weekday Average: 17,063
- Saturday Average: 3,505
- Sunday Average: 3,006
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.