Montréal, December 20, 2006 – The Christmas and New Year’s holidays will bring slight changes to Société de transport de Montréal

Press release

Holiday Schedule for STM Services 

Montréal, December 20, 2006 – The Christmas and New Year’s holidays will bring slight changes to Société de transport de Montréal (STM) transit services. Unless otherwise specified in Planibus timetables or on Infobus panels, regular weekday service will be provided on most bus routes, except on Monday, December 25, 2006, and January 1, 2007, when Sunday service levels will prevail on most bus routes.

On Tuesday, December 26, 2006, and January 2, 2007, some bus routes will follow the Saturday timetable, while others follow the Sunday timetable.

As for Paratransit services, transportation will be available throughout the holiday season. Clients wishing to travel must reserve ahead as per the usual conditions. Paratransit customer service will be open on December 27, 28 and 29,  from 8:30 am to noon, and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Paratransit users can speak with an agent by calling 514 280-8211 (option 4). 

Public taxi service is cancelled December 25 and 26, as well as January 1 and 2.

métro service

On Monday, December 25 and January 1, transit users can expect 12-minute intervals between trains on the 1 - Green and 2 - Orange lines, while intervals on the 5 - Blue and 4 - Yellow lines should be approximately 10 minutes. The métro will close at the usual Sunday night time.

On Tuesday, December 26 and January 2, Sunday service levels will be provided on the Green, Orange and Yellow lines, although additional trains will run on the Green line from 11:30 am to 6 pm December 26, to accommodate Boxing Day shoppers. The Blue line will enjoy Saturday service levels on both days.

The STM would like to remind all those attending the December 31 New Year’s Eve Ball at Place Jacques-Cartier that the last trains will depart Champ-de-Mars station at  00:52 am toward Henri-Bourassa and at 00:59 am toward Côte-Vertu. From Place-d’Armes station, the last departures are scheduled at 00:51 am heading to Henri-Bourassa and at 01:00 am heading to Côte-Vertu.  

CAM Sales

The January 2007 bus and métro CAM pass will be available at all métro stations from December 27 to January 9. Transit users can also buy their pass at Berri-UQAM, Côte-Vertu, Jean-Talon and Lionel-Groulx stations on December 25 and 26. The regular fare pass will cost $65 in January, while the reduced fare pass will cost  $35. 

The STM reminds clients that, in its 2006 budget, the federal government announced that transit users could take advantage of a tax credit for the monthly transit pass. To that end, the STM advises clients to hold on to their full fare or reduced fare CAM passes purchased since last July. For more information about the tax credit, transit users can consult the Canada Revenue Agengy website at 

When planning their transportation, transit users are invited to consult their Planibus timetable or call A-U-T-O-B-U-S (514  288-6287). For all other information, including travel directions within Montréal, they can call STM-INFO (514 786‑4636). More useful transit-related information can be found on the STM website ( ), as well as the complete list of five-digit bus stop codes.

The STM wishes the very best holiday season to all and invites everyone to make a responsible choice by using public transportation to get to and from their holiday celebrations.

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