Jean P. Pothier
14 October 1966

Overview of the platforms

This station, dug in tunnel, is unremarkably decorated in grey granite, with orange panels setting off the accesses at either end of the platforms.

Curved walls leading to the stairways to the platform Curved walls leading to the platform accesses

Interior of Saint-Joseph entrance The main access, at the southern end of the station, has no transept; instead, separate stairways lead from the control zone to two entrances on either platform. This area is characterized by its unusual curved walls at the platform and mezzanine levels. These serve as funnels to make traffic flow more efficient.

This access leads out to an arrowhead-shaped entrance pavilion projecting out along the edges of a small square on Rue Saint-Joseph. Canopied bus shelters run along the edges. This building is well supplied with natural light, and also houses a skylight illuminating the control zone below.

Front of the Saint-Joseph kiosk Rear of the Saint-Joseph kiosk

The northern entrance on av. Laurier is a very small building which is equipped with one of only four automatic entrances in the metro network. (The other three are at Fabre, D'Iberville, and Jean-Talon.)

Exterior view of the Laurier entrance Interior of the Laurier entrance with automatic doors

'Ghosts' on the station platformsOne well-known and somewhat eerie aspect of this station is the ghostly imprints in the granite wall cladding, made by the oil of countless heads rested against the wall by passengers waiting for trains.

Two metros - nothing specialTwo metros - nothing special