L'international des feux Loto-Québec
The STM increases métro service and adjusts bus service
Montreal, 28 July 2005 - The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will boost métro service next Saturday, July 30 for L’international des feux Loto-Québec, this year’s edition of the international fireworks competition, by adding trains on the 1 – Green, 2 – Orange and 4 – Yellow lines. Because this event generates a significant increase in métro ridership, it also coincides with several other events, so no bicycles will be allowed in the métro all day.
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 deviated:
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-T-O-B-U-S (288-6287) for timetables at their bus stop. For other information, including travel directions, call STM-INFO (786-4636). Timetables updated to daily events are now available from the STM website (www.stm.info) up to seven days in advance, as well as more useful transit information.
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