New express bus service for Lachine and Dorval
Montreal, 15 March 2005- Beginning Monday, March 21, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will introduce a new bus route, the 173 – métrobus Victoria, providing transit users with an express bus service from Dorval train station to Lionel-Groulx métro station, Monday to Friday during rush hour.
Running every 15 minutes between 5:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. from Dorval train station, the 173 buses will travel the full length of Victoria, providing continuous service along that street for the very first time. Buses will then head out to Lionel-Groulx métro station, cutting down travel times by 5 minutes for over 1,000 transit users. The same service will also be provided every 15 minutes in the opposite direction, from the métro to Dorval, between 4:05 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.
With the addition of the 173 bus route, the 190 – métrobus Lachine will be slightly shortened, with its terminus relocated at the corner of Remembrance Street and 32nd Avenue. The rest remains unchanged and the bus route will continue to take transit users to Lionel-Groulx métro station.
As Claude Dauphin, Mayor of Lachine borough and Chairman of the STM Board of Directors, pointed out: « These new services are part of the improvement process that has been underway in the last three years and that has lead to the introduction of public taxi services at the Lachine train station and in its industrial park. With métrobus service along two of the borough’s main thoroughfares, residents of Lachine will enjoy improved access to express services and the métro. The introduction of the 173 bus route represents an additional 7,000 hours of service to customers annually in the area, and the STM estimates that the time savings produced by the new service could attract some 50 new transit users. »
For more details about the new services, transit users should call STM-INFO (786-4636) or consult the STM web site at www.stm.info for more useful information.
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