12 June 2014

McGill Metro Station

La Station de Métro McGill
sent, circa 1984

The McGill Metro Station. A fast, quiet efficient means of communication in this vast Canadian city enables visitors to travel on rubber-wheel comfort.
Photo by Dick Smith

Named for McGill University, it opened in 1966 and until 2002 was the busiest station in the network (it's now the second busiest of the 68 stations with over 10 million passengers a year). The maximum speed of the trains is 72km/hr. On the right platform can be seen the five stained glass murals by Nicholas Sollogoub, depicting Montreal scenes from 1830.

12 comments:

  1. That is very colorful, and it's a good example of converging lines too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love when metro stations are used to display history and art.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a distinctive station, with its vivid colours.

    ReplyDelete
  4. A very bright & cheerful place. Almost looks like it should be in the tropics with those colors.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'd like to see some postcards of those murals too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Paris couldn't match this when I was there at the end of the 1950s. Few of their Metro stations were as colourful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those colours are really vivid. I do like the idea of using stations to feature art; very forward thinking.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the beautiful color of that train. It almost looks like a toy train.
    Nancy
    Ladies of the Grove

    ReplyDelete
  9. Is it still so colorful today? For that matter could (or would) anyone buy a postcard of a subway station today?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I read that the pillars were painted a "beer-bottle green" but have been repainted to orange, though less garish shade.

      Delete
  10. I like the idea of a stained glass mural in a railway station.

    ReplyDelete
  11. It looks very modern for 30 years ago. Like those above, I would like to see more of the murals.

    ReplyDelete