Molson Indy Montréal
The STM will increase métro service
Montreal, 25 August 2004 – With Molson Indy Montréal being held next August 27, 28 and 29 on Île Notre-Dame, the STM will beef up métro service. Indeed, service on the 4 – Yellow line will be provided by nine-car trains throughout the weekend. From early morning to 6:30 p.m., trains will reun every 4 to 5 minutes, and service will be ajusted to meet with demand on the 1 – Green and 2 – Orange lines.
The métro is still the best way to reach the racing site, and the STM suggests fans purchase their return ticket ahead of time to avoid line-ups. For $16, they can buy a three-day Tourist Pass, giving them unlimited access to public transit during all Molson Indy Montréal activities.
As large numbers of fans are expected to use the métro to attend racing events, access to the métro system with a bicycle will be forbidden until 8 p.m. on August 27, 28 and 29.
Bus service ajustments
Because ridership levels increase considerably during such events, bus service throughout the islands will be slightly modified. There will be no service on the 167 – Les Îles, heading to La Ronde, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Instead, transit users should take the 169 – Île-Ronde bus from Papineau métro station to reach the amusement park. The 167 – Les Îles, heading to the Casino, will run according to its regular schedule, but service could be quite slow on Sunday, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. As for the 168 – Cité-du-Havre, regular service will be provided on Friday and Saturday, although buses will not stop at Cité du Havre from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. And as the beach at Parc Jean-Drapeau is closed, no buses will be going there.
When planning their transportation during those three days, transit users are invited to consult the Planibus timetables or to call A-U-T-O-B-U-S (288-6287) for schedules at their bus stop. For travel directions, they should call STM-INFO (786-4636). More useful information can be found on the STM’s website at www.stm.info.
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