The STMs Board of Directors approve the name change from Longueuil to Longueuil-Universit�-de-Sherbrooke for South Shore metro station
Montreal, 14 November 2002 Members of the Société de transport de Montréals Board of Directors have agreed to add the name "Universit� de Sherbrooke" to the Longueuil metro stations designation, thus acknowledging the schools 15-year presence next to the station, with a campus attended by over 7000 students. With this decision, the university joins the ranks of other institutions linked to the metro, namely Universit� de Montréal, UQAM, McGill and Concordia.
The new "Longueuil-Universit� de Sherbrooke" name will gradually appear within the metro and the STMs various documents over the next weeks. The change will also be introduced in all information tools, but only as each one is updated and reprinted, allowing for substancial savings.
According to Claude Dauphin, Chairman of the STM Board, "our decision reflects the wishes of the community. It stems from a request made by Universit� de Sherbrooke, which received the full support of Longueuil Council members last June".
Longueuil metro station first opened on March 31, 1967, for Expo 67, and sees over 7 million passengers each year. It is the networks 4th busiest station, with only Berri-UQAM, McGill and Henri-Bourassa stations registering higher ridership levels.