Papineau station

Coordinates: 45°31′25″N 73°33′08″W / 45.52361°N 73.55222°W / 45.52361; -73.55222
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General information
Location1425, rue Cartier
Montreal, Quebec
H2K 4C8
Coordinates45°31′25″N 73°33′08″W / 45.52361°N 73.55222°W / 45.52361; -73.55222
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Depth21.6 metres (70 feet 10 inches), 13th deepest
ArchitectBolduc et Venne
Mario Bibeau (kiosk built in 1999)
Other information
Fare zoneARTM: A[1]
Opened14 October 1966
2022[2][3]2,046,567 Increase 46.1%
Rank39 of 68
Preceding station Montreal Metro Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line Frontenac

Papineau station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[4] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Green Line. It is one of two Metro stations that service Montreal's Gay Village, part of the Centre-Sud district. It opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro. It briefly served as the terminus of the Green Line until Frontenac station opened two months later.


Designed by Bolduc et Venne, it is a normal side platform station, built in tunnel. A transept leads to a long set of stairways to the entrance, located in the centre of a public square. The temporary entrance building was recently replaced by a new permanent one, designed by Mario Bibeau.

In 2022, the STM's Universal Accessibility Report noted that design work to make the station accessible was underway.[5]

Architecture and art[edit]

Michel de Broin's Revolutions (2003) is sited in the park beside the station

The station features a set of three murals by Jean Cartier and George Juhasz at the transept level. Entitled Les Patriotes de 1837–1838, these tell the story of the Patriotes Rebellion and commemorate Louis-Joseph Papineau, the famous son of this station's namesake. Also, the redevelopment of the square around the station's entrance included the addition of a sculpture, Révolutions, by Michel de Broin.

Origin of the name[edit]

Papineau takes its name from nearby av. Papineau, named for Joseph Papineau, a notary, surveyor, politician, and defender of the rights of the people and of the French language. His son, Louis-Joseph Papineau, led the Patriotes Rebellion, the Lower Canadian portion of the Rebellions of 1837.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
10 De Lorimier
15 Sainte-Catherine
34 Sainte-Catherine
45 Papineau
150 René-Lévesque
358 Sainte-Catherine
359 Papineau
445 Express Papineau[6]
769 La Ronde
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
170 Jacques-Cartier / Métro Papineau

Nearby points of interest[edit]


  1. ^ "Fare Zones". Metropolitan Regional Transportation Authority. 1 July 2022. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  2. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2023-05-25). Entrants de toutes les stations de métro en 2022 (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2023.134.
  3. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2022-09-27). Entrants de toutes les stations de métro en 2021 (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2022.182.
  4. ^ Papineau Metro
  5. ^ "Rapport d'accessibilité universelle 2022". Société de transport de Montréal (in French). Retrieved 2023-08-16. Le développement des plans et devis s'est poursuivi pour les stations de l'Église, Papineau, Côte-des-Neiges.
  6. ^ "Latest bus news for September". Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 2019-08-22.

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