iBUS: benefits for all
iBUS will keep you updated with the latest information at all time. Adjustments to our bus schedules in real time will help you make the best decisions while you are on the bus. Several information tools will also be at your disposal, from bus timetables on our mobile site, to our apps for smart phones, along with passenger information terminals.
You will be informed of any service disruptions and other events likely to impact you on your way. Riding the bus will become a much better experience.
Improved punctuality and regularity of bus service
More precise customer information before trip and while on the move
Better communication about transit system accessibility
Greater distribution of bus capacity
Greater safety aboard buses thanks to geolocation
Unified view of transit system
Integration of bus priority system at traffic lights
Another step toward improved universal access
New: we're now on display
iBUS displays will gradually be deployed throughout the city, one area at a time.
Since May 2016, you see and hear the names of upcoming bus stops being announced inside buses serving the Mont-Royal area.
The Mont-Royal area is served by 145 buses operating on 14 bus lines.
Bus lines serving the Mont-Royal area
- 11 Parc-du-Mont-Royal/ Ridgewood
- 14 Amherst
- 27 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
- 32 Lacordaire
- 47 Masson
- 51 Édouard-Montpetit
- 97 Avenue-du-Mont-Royal
- 144 Avenue des Pins
- 357 Saint-Michel (réseau de nuit)
- 359 Papineau (réseau de nuit)
- 368 Avenue-du-Mont-Royal (réseau de nuit)
- 410 Express Notre-Dame
- 427 Express Saint-Joseph
- 430 Express Pointe-aux-Trembles
Have you noticed?
A given vehicle can be operated on several bus lines in a single day. As such, you could experience iBUS in action on one bus line in the morning, and travel aboard another bus on the same line in the evening on which the system is not yet operational.
iBUS: gradual deployment in 2016
- Visual display screens and audio message devices aboard each bus
- 26 passenger information terminals at the busiest bus stops and in 64 métro station entryways. These terminals will be activated, one by one, and give you the arrival time of the next bus.
- Real-time information including schedules on all existing platforms (smart phone apps, SMS, Web and mobile Web, interactive voice response (IVR))
- The installation of equipment
- The installation of a new generation of digital radio-communication
- The outfitting of a new operational centre for the entire bus network
Testing was underway on the 32 Lacordaire and 144 Avenue des Pins bus lines in December, during which upcoming stops were announced inside the bus. These tests served to verify the sound quality, accuracy of information and performance of the data transmission system. Transit users took part in these test by texting us their comments. Here are a few:
« The display screen is brillant: I never worry about missing my stop »
« A great idea to announce bus stops this way. It allows us to know where we are and it's all looks quite futuristic »
« I really appreciated the bus stop identification, both visual and audio, especially because it's a new bus route for me »
In June 2015, this passenger information terminal was installed at the corner of Henri-Bourassa and Lacordaire boulevards to conduct technical testing.
The solution chosen by the STM - a powerful, scalable, high-tech system - has been tested in other major cities, including York, Vancouver, Dubaï, Oslo, Stockholm, Seattle, New York, and Munich. Signed in fall 2012 with the German firm INIT Innovations in Transportation (Eastern Canada) Inc., the contract covers the purchase and implementation of a passenger information and operational support system, including new radio infrastructure and radio equipment for the entire fleet of vehicles.
Come back often to keep track of progress with iBUS!