The STM announces its gradual lockdown lifting strategy for surface network


Fare collection back to normal for Transport adapté and line 212 Sainte-Anne customers

Montréal, June 26, 2020 – As it moves forward with its plan for lockdown lifting announced in May, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) wishes to inform its customers that it is returning to normal fare collection and cash payments for its Transport adapté and the 212 Sainte-Anne minibus line, beginning on June 29.

The STM is also working to get its regular bus fleet ready to gradually return to front-door boarding and, with it, on-board fare collection. Eventually, all buses will be equipped with protective screens for drivers and signage to direct customer flow into the back of the bus. This new arrangement will allow drivers to maintain a safe distance of two metres from customers and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Buses will be deployed by garage and put back into service as soon as they are equipped with these changes, but back-door boarding will continue. Once all buses from the same garage are equipped, the STM will announce the official reinstatement of front-door boarding and mandatory back-door exiting (except for persons with functional limitations). At that time, fare collection at boarding will resume. Remember, you are advised to purchase your fares in advance to avoid lines.

Practical information for Transport adapté (paratransit)

Practical information for regular bus network

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