Rue Lucien-L'Allier. Lucien L'Allier (1909-1978), engineer and director of public works for the City of Montreal, was the chief engineer for the construction of Île Notre-Dame and the enlargement of Île Sainte-Hélène for Expo 67. He also served as the president of the Montreal Transit Commission starting in 1964, and of the Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission from its creation in 1970. During his tenure, he served as chief engineer for the initial network of the metro. Due to his vital contributions to the urban fabric of Montreal, the rue de l'Aqueduc north of rue St-Jacques was renamed in his honour, so as to permit this station (planned as Aqueduc) to take his name as well. A commemorative plaque has been installed in the metro station to his memory. |
On 1 January 2002, Terminus Windsor, the commuter train station connected to this metro station, was renamed Gare Lucien-L'Allier. This measure was taken to avoid confusion with Gare Windsor, an architectural monument that no longer serves train traffic.
Name during planning phase: Aqueduc.