Metro Montreal: map, description, photo
The Montreal Metro opened on October 14, 1966. It is the second largest subway in Canada after the Toronto subway. The Montreal Metropolitan is one of the few metros that is: completely underground and uses bus-powered trains.
Currently, the metro consists of 4 lines and 68 stations. The total length of the tracks is 69.2 km. Passenger traffic leaves on average more than 300 million people a year. And about 850 thousand passengers a day.
Line 1 (green) entered service at the same time as Line 2 in 1966. Trains run on this line from Angrignon station to Honoré-Beaugrand station. The length of the line is 22 km. Number of stations - 27.
Line 2 (orange) - the longest line in the network opened in 1966 and runs between Côte-Vertu and Montmorency stations. The length of the line is 30 km. Number of stations - 31.
Line 4 (yellow) was opened in 1967. It is the shortest line in the Montreal Metro system, 4.25 km long, with three stations. It connects the city center and Longueuil, passes under the river and has an intermediate stop on Saint Helena.
Line 5 (blue) - the newest line in the Montreal metro system, opened in 1986 and operates between Snowdon and Saint-Michel. Line length 9.7 km, number of stations - 12.
From the very beginning of the construction of the metro, the city authorities took measures to popularize modern art in the subway: such outstanding artists as Jean-Paul Musso and Marcel Ferron worked on the design of the metro. The Montreal Metro boasts wonderful works of art: stained glass windows, frescoes, sculptures, and today it is one of the best in decoration in the world. Some stations are classic examples of Art Nouveau architecture.
Montreal Metro Hours
Montreal Metro operates: Lines 1, 2 and 4 from 05:30, Line 5 from 6:00 am, the metro closes between 00:30 and 01:30 am depending on the line and day of the week. Train intervals range from 2-6 minutes during peak hours to 12 minutes at other times.
Montreal Metro tickets
Montreal's metro and public transport are fully integrated, making it possible to be independent of the vehicle when paying for fares. However, the travel time for one trip is limited to 90 minutes. There are single and multi-trip tickets on sale, as well as rechargeable cards. Benefits apply to students aged 6 to 17 and retirees. For children under 6 years old, free travel is provided when accompanied by an adult passenger.