iBUS

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

Bus stops announcement

We're now on display

Display screen testing on a busiBUS displays are gradually 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.

Since July 2016, the displays in the bus serving Frontenac,Legendre and Stinson areas have been activated. In December, the displays in the bus serving the Saint-Denis area have been activated. In January 2017, the displays in the bus serving the Saint-Laurent, Anjou and LaSalle areas have been activated.

Currently underway

 

In December 2016, testing have been performed on the new passenger information terminal (BIC) inside the north-side entrance to Cadillac métro station. Information on the southbound 32 - Lacordaire bus line have been displayed. 

- Arrival time of upcoming buses
- Arrivals as scheduled (for example: 14:22)
- Arrivals in real time (for example: in 8 min.)
- Status of traffic conditions for upcoming buses

Intermittent testing will enable us to check the accuracy of displayed information and performance of the data transmission system.

LaSalle Area

  • 21 Place du Commerce
  • 36 Monk
  • 37 Jolicoeur
  • 58 Wellington
  • 71 Du Centre
  • 78 Laurendeau
  • 101 Saint-Patrick
  • 106 Newman
  • 107 Verdun
  • 108 Bannantyne
  • 109 Shevchenko
  • 110 Centrale
  • 112 Airlie
  • 113 Lapierre
  • 116 Lafleur/Norman
  • 123 Dollard
  • 195 Sherbrooke/Notre-Dame
  • 350 Verdun/LaSalle (night)
  • 354 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue/Centre-ville (night)
  • 360 Avenue des Pins (night)
  • 406 Express Newman
  • 495 Express Lachine/LaSalle
  • 747 Aéroport P.-E.-Trudeau/Centre-ville

Anjou area

  • 26 Mercier Est
  • 28 Honoré-Beaugrand
  • 33 Langelier
  • 39 Des Grandes-Prairies
  • 40 Henri-Bourassa Est
  • 43 Monselet
  • 44 Armand-Bombardier
  • 48 Perras
  • 49 Maurice-Duplessis
  • 86 Pointe-aux-Trembles
  • 141 Jean-Talon Est
  • 183 Gouin Est
  • 186 Sherbrooke Est
  • 187 René-Lévesque
  • 188 Couture
  • 189 Notre-Dame
  • 192 Robert
  • 355 Pie-lX (night)
  • 362 Hochelaga/Notre-Dame (night)
  • 364 Sherbrooke/Joseph-Renaud (night)
  • 372 Jean-Talon (night)
  • 444 Express Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • 448 Express Maurice-Duplessis
  • 449 Express Rivière-des-Prairies
  • 469 Express Henri-Bourassa
  • 486 Express Sherbrooke
  • 487 Express Bout-de-l'île
 

  • 16 Graham
  • 18 Décarie
  • 64 Grenet
  • 68 Pierrefonds
  • 70 Bois-Francs
  • 72 Alfred-Nobel
  • 73 Dalton
  • 76 McArthur
  • 115 Paré
  • 117 O'Brien
  • 126 Polyvalente Émile-Legault
  • 164 Dudemaine
  • 170 Keller
  • 174 Cote-Vertu Ouest
  • 177 Thimens
  • 196 Parc industriel Lachine
  • 200 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
  • 201 Saint-Charles/Saint-Jean
  • 202 Dawson
  • 203 Carson
  • 204 Cardinal
  • 205 Gouin
  • 206 Roger-Pilon
  • 207 Jacques-Bizard
  • 208 Brunswick
  • 209 Des Sources
  • 215 Henri-Bourassa
  • 216 Transcanadienne
  • 217 Anse-à-l'Orme
  • 218 Antoine-Faucon
  • 219 Ch. Sainte-Marie
  • 220 Kieran
  • 225 Hymus
  • 376 Pierrefonds/Centre-ville (night)
  • 378 Sauvé/Mtl-Trudeau (night)
  • 382 Pierrefonds/Saint-Charles (night)
  • 401 Express Saint-Charles
  • 407 Express Île-Bizard
  • 409 Express des Sources
  • 419 Express John Abbott
  • 468 Express Pierrefonds-Gouin
  • 475 Express Dollard-des-Ormeaux
  • 485 Express Antoine-Faucon

St-Denis area

  • 13 Christophe-Colomb
  • 18 Beaubien
  • 30 Saint-Denis/Saint-Hubert
  • 31 Saint-Denis
  • 46 Casgrain
  • 54 Charland/Chabanel
  • 55 Saint-Laurent
  • 66 The Boulevard
  • 92 Jean-Talon Ouest
  • 93 Jean-Talon
  • 95 Bélanger
  • 99 Villeray
  • 119 Rockland
  • 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine
  • 160 Barclay
  • 161 Van Horne
  • 166 Quenn-Mary
  • 179 De l'Acadie
  • 361 Saint-Denis (night)
  • 363 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (night)
  • 370 Rosemont (night)
  • 935 Trainbus Blainville-Centre-Ville

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 (all-night service)
  • 359 Papineau (all-night service)
  • 368 Avenue-du-Mont-Royal (all-night service)
  • 410 Express Notre-Dame
  • 427 Express Saint-Joseph
  • 430 Express Pointe-aux-Trembles

 

 

Frontenac Area

  • 10 De Lorimier
  • 12 Île-des-Soeurs
  • 15 Sainte-Catherine
  • 22 Notre-Dame
  • 24 Sherbrooke
  • 25 Angus
  • 29 Rachel
  • 34 Sainte-Catherine
  • 61 Wellington
  • 74 Bridge
  • 75 De la Commune
  • 85 Hochelaga
  • 94 d'Iberville
  • 125 Ontario
  • 131 De l'Assomption
  • 150 René-Lévesque
  • 168 Cité-du-Havre
  • 178 Pointe Nord/Île-des-Soeurs
  • 185 Sherbrooke
  • 353 Lacordaire/Maurice-Duplessis (all-night service)
  • 358 Sainte-Catherine (all-night service)
  • 432 Express Lacordaire
  • 715 Vieux-Montréal/Vieux-Port
  • 767 La Ronde/La Plage
  • 769 La Ronde
  • 777 Le Casino

Legendre area

  • 19 Chabanel/Marché Central
  • 41 Quartier Saint-Michel/Ahuntsic
  • 45 Papineau
  • 52 de Liège
  • 53 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
  • 56 Saint-Hubert
  • 67 Saint-Michel
  • 69 Gouin
  • 121 Côte-Vertu
  • 135 De l'Esplanade
  • 139 Pie lX
  • 140 Fleury
  • 146 Christophe-Colomb/Meilleur
  • 171 Henri-Bourassa
  • 180 De Salaberry
  • 193 Jarry
  • 197 Rosemont
  • 365 Avenue du Parc (nuit)
  • 439 Express Pie-lX
  • 440 Express Charleroi
  • 460 Express Métropolitaine
  • 467 Express saint-Michel

Stinson Area

  • 57 Pointe-Saint-Charles
  • 63 Girouard
  • 80 Avenue Du Parc
  • 90 Saint-Jacques
  • 100 Crémazie
  • 102 Somerled
  • 103 Monkland
  • 104 Cavendish
  • 105 Sherbrooke
  • 124 Victoria
  • 128 Ville -Saint-Laurent
  • 138 Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • 162 Westminster
  • 165 Côte-des-Neiges
  • 175 Griffith/Saint-François
  • 191 Broadway/Provost
  • 211 Bord-du-Lac
  • 213 Parc-industriel-Saint-Laurent
  • 356 Lachine/Mtl-Trudeau/Des Souces (nuit)
  • 369 Côte-des-Neiges (nuit)
  • 371 Décarie (nuit)
  • 380 Henri-Bourassa (nuit)
  • 405 Express Bord-du-Lac
  • 411 Express Lionel-Groulx
  • 420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • 425 Express Anse-à-l'Orme
  • 435 Express Du Parc/Côte-des-Neiges
  • 470 Express Pierrefonds
  • 491 Express Lachine
  • 496 Express Victoria

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

  • 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 and the activation 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 »

Display screen testing on a bus

Listen to the announcement inside a bus stop

In June 2015, this passenger information terminal was installed at the corner of Henri-Bourassa and Lacordaire boulevards to conduct technical testing.

Consult the accessibility page for more info on the external medias.

See Demonstration of a passenger information terminal on YouTube

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!

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