|Opened 7 September 1981||Depth 6.1 m|
|Location 5160, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, MontrealQuebec, Canada|
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Connections Vendôme (AMT) STM buses
Architect Desnoyers, Mercure, Leziy, Gagnon, Sheppard et Gélinas
Passengers 5,613,596 entrances in 2013, 11th of 68
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
Similar Villa‑Maria, Jolicoeur, Place‑Saint‑Henri, Snowdon, Plamondon
Vendôme is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The station is connected to the Vendôme AMT station by a pedestrian tunnel, permitting access to AMT commuter rail service on the Vaudreuil-Hudson, Saint-Jérôme and Candiac lines.
The station is a normal side platform station with an entrance near the midpoint of the platforms. The large entrance is located on De Maisonneuve Boulevard in a bus loop. The structure sits directly above the platforms and includes and surrounds the sunken mezzanine. It is the network's deepest station without escalators or moving sidewalks.
The station was designed by the firm of Desnoyers, Mercure, Leziy, Gagnon, Sheppard et Gélinas. It contains a stained-glass window and stainless steel sculpture by important Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron. It also contains a plaque commemorating Jean Descaris, a 17th-century pioneer, and his descendant Alphonse Décarie, on whose land Vendôme and Villa-Maria Metro stations were built. The adjacent train station is in Fare Zone 1.
The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time till the next train.
A short tunnel under the railway tracks links this Metro station to the new McGill University Health Centre, however only reaches the outdoor parking lot, 200 meters away. The tunnel is also not wheelchair accessible, with only stair access on the metro side. A secondary tunnel with direct access and wheelchair accessibility is tentatively planned to be built by late 2019.
Origin of the name
This station is named for av. de Vendôme, whose namesake is uncertain. It is probably named for one or more of the Dukes of Vendôme, several of whom were important in the history of France.
Originally, two stations were supposed to be built between Place-Saint-Henri and Villa-Maria: Northcliffe and Westmount. However, opposition from Westmount residents as well as instability in the underlying rock formation forced their consolidation into one station, with the result that the tunnel between Vendôme and Place-Saint-Henri is the longest on the Island of Montreal.