Improvements to bus service
in Rivière-des-Prairies - Pointe-aux-Trembles
as well as in Montréal-Est
New, customized transit services for residents
of Pointe-aux-Trembles and Montréal-Est
Montreal, 21 December 2005 - Beginning January 9, the STM will provide new transit services in Pointe-aux-Trembles and Montréal-Est by introducing bus routes customized to the needs of residents. Some 10,000 hours of service will therefore be added in a sector that sees about 15,000 trips on a daily basis.
To go directly to the métro…
The 186, 187 and 189 bus routes each have a new name and will follow more direct routes from the tip of the island to the Honoré-Beaugrand métro station. The 186 – Sherbrooke-Est will travel in a straight line along Sherbrooke Street. The 187 – Ren�-L�vesque will run along De Montigny Street, Ren�-L�vesque Boulevard, followed by Sainte-Catherine and Sherbrooke Streets. As for the 189 – Notre-Dame, it will travel along Notre-Dame and Hochelaga Streets.
… Or run errands in the neighbourhood
Moreover, a new bus route, the 86 – Pointe-aux-Trembles, was designed to accommodate local transit needs. Indeed, with a route that runs from north to south and from east to west throughout the neighbourhood, the new 86 bus route goes right by all major points of interest in the area, seven days a week. Whether residents need to go to the shopping centre, the CLSC, Maison de la culture or sports arena, they will no longer be required to transfer between buses.
The 184 route slightly modified
The popular 184 – métrobus Bout-de-l'Île route, appreciated by local residents for its express, rush hour service from Monday to Friday, will be slightly changed, with buses running along Saint-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard between De Montigny and Sherbrooke Streets.
The other bus routes providing transit services in the area will not be affected by the changes to local service, as they already meet the needs of clients. The 182 – métrobus Sherbrooke, 410 – Express Notre-Dame and 430 – Express Pointe-aux-Trembles rapid transit routes, as well as the 40 – Henri-Bourassa-Est and 87 – Marien bus routes will maintain their regular service to residents.
The new, customized bus service is being introduced in response to demands by residents who expressed a need for more direct service to the métro and better local service requiring fewer transfers.
To find out more, transit users may call STM-INFO (786-4636), or call
A-U-T-O-B-U-S (288-6287) for timetable information for their bus stop. More useful transit information can also be obtained from the STM website at www.stm.info.