STM Transit Information
Tailoring STM bus service in
Suited to the needs of residents
19 August 2005 - Beginning Monday, August 29, the Société de
transport de Montréal will fine-tune its bus service in Rivière-des-Prairies.
With these adjustments, area residents will enjoy access to a bus network
even more suited to their transportation needs.
Travelling in a straighter line to Henri-Bourassa métro station
The new 89 Gouin/Perras bus route will provide residents of high-rise
buildings on Gouin Boulevard with a direct link to the métro. Buses on the
89 line will essentially travel along the same route as the 48 Perras,
except that they will take Gouin Boulevard between Ozias-Leduc and Langelier
Boulevard. Also, the 89 bus makes a limited number of stops between
Langelier and the métro station.
Making it more convenient for both students and workers
Two segments of the 40 Henri-Bourassa bus route will also be
redesigned. The first will see buses taking Langelier Boulevard,
Marie-Victorin Street and Albert-Hudon Boulevard in both directions, thus
improving public transportation services for students attending CEGEP
Marie-Victorin. Then, further east, buses will travel along
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard and the Metropolitan highway service road,
thus providing service in a heavily industrialized sector.
And adding a few minor changes for better service in the local area
To improve local service for residents and reduce the number of off-duty
buses travelling through the area, the 49 Maurice-Duplessis bus route
will now run in the opposite direction. As such, buses on the 49 route will
take Saint-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard heading north and then 87th
Avenue when heading south.
The 194 métrobus Rivière-des-Prairies route is also slightly changed,
with buses running on 87th Avenue instead of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard.
Fine-tuning bus service in Rivière-des-Prairies is the final step in the
review process for public transit services in the sector that began in
August 2004 with the first modifications, followed by more in January 2005.
These adjustments were all made possible thanks to the comments and feedback
of neighbourhood residents and transit users who can rightfully say that
transit services in the area are tailored to their needs !
A communications campaign was also launched to inform all area residents of
the changes made to local bus routes. Indeed, the campaign will make use of
direct mail, the distribution of notices at strategic locations and major
bus stops, posters inside métro stations and bus shelters, advertising in
local newspapers, as well as a article featured in the Info STM page of the
métro daily paper.
information, transit users should call STM-INFO (786-4636). They can also
call A-U-T-O-B-U-S (288-6287) for timetables at their bus stop. More
information can also be obtained from the STM website at
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