Le Mondial SAQ – Montreal International Fireworks Competition
The STM Increases métro service and adjusts bus service
Montreal, 15 July 2004 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will boost métro service next Saturday July 17 for the Mondial SAQ fireworks display by adding trains on the 1 – Green, 2 – Orange and 4 – Yellow lines. Because the event generates a significant increase in métro ridership, no bicycles will be allowed as of 6 p.m. until métro closing time.
The STM recommends that métro users purchase their return ticket ahead of time to avoid waiting in line, as ridership levels are usually much heavier after such an event than before.
For enthusiasts who would like to see the fireworks display from La Ronde, the best way to get there once the Jacques-Cartier bridge has been closed off is to take the 4 – Yellow métro line to Jean-Drapeau station. From there, the 167 – Les Îles bus, heading towards La Ronde, will take them directly to the amusement park’s entrance.
As for the bus network, service will be slightly modified to adjust to the situation. Indeed, several bus routes running south of Sherbrooke (between Papineau and Frontenac) will inevitably be slowed down. Buses assigned to the 168 – Cité-du-Havre route will not have access to Cité du Havre from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. As for the 169 Île Ronde bus route, service will be suspended as of 7:50 p.m., because of the bridge’s closing.
Between 8 p.m. and midnight, the following bus routes will be modified:
- 10 – De Lorimier
- 30 – Saint-Denis/Saint-Hubert
- 34 – Sainte-Catherine
- 94 – Iberville
When planning their transportation to this event, transit users should call A-U-TO-B-U-S (288-6287) for bus schedules at their stop. For other travel information, please call STM-INFO (786-4636). More useful information can also be found on the STM’s website at www.stm.info .
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