Holiday Schedule for STM Services
Montreal, December 20, 2007 - 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 Tuesday, December 25, 2007, and January 1, 2008, when Sunday service levels will prevail on most bus routes.
On Wednesday, December 26, 2007, and January 2, 2008, some bus routes will follow either Saturday or Sunday timetables, while others follow a special 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 outlined in the User’s Guide.
Paratransit customer service will be open December 24 from 8:30 am to 12 noon, and on December 27 and 28, from 8:30 am to 12 noon and from 1 pm to 4:00 pm. It will, however, be closed all day December 31. Regular business hours will resume Thursday, January 3, 2008. For more information about the paratransit services provided, clients should call 514 280-8211 (option 4).
Public taxi service is cancelled for December 25 and 26, as well as January 1
On Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 and on the Orange line from 9 am to 6 pm on 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 Montmorency and at 00:59 am toward Côte-Vertu. From Place-d’Armes station, the last departures are scheduled at 00:51 am heading to Montmorency and at 01:00 am heading to Côte-Vertu.
The January 2008 bus and métro CAM pass will be available at all métro stations from December 27, 2007 to January 7, 2008. Transit users can also buy their pass at Berri-UQAM, Côte-Vertu, Jean-Talon, McGill and Lionel-Groulx stations on December 25 and 26.
As of January 1st, 2008 :
the regular monthly CAM pass will cost $66.25, while the reduced fare pass will cost $36 ;
the regular CAM hebdo will cost $19.25, while the reduced fare weekly pass will cost $11 ;
a strip of six tickets, regular fare, will cost $12, while a strip of reduced fare tickets will cost $6.50 ;
Finally, cash fares will remain the same at $2.75 and $1.75 for regular and reduced fares.
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 (www.stm.info), as well as the complete list of five-digit bus stop codes and Planibus timetables.
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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