The STM is providing free access to transit
on April 28 and 29
Montreal, April 26, 2007 - To mark the opening of the Cartier, de la Concorde and Montmorency métro stations, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is pleased to offer clients free access to its transit network next Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29. During these two days, an Open Doors event will allow the general public to visit the three stations and discover the new installations.
“As part of the celebrations for the official opening of the new Montréal métro stations, the STM’s Board of Directors has agreed to provide the public at large with a one-of-a-kind Open Doors event,” declared STM Chairman, Claude Trudel. “Of course, we have high hopes that this initiative will encourage increased public transit use in the Greater Montréal area.”
Information stands will be set up inside each of the three stations and STM, AMT and STL representatives will be on hand to greet and inform visitors. Guided tours are also organized and a visual presentation of the stations’ construction will be broadcast repeatedly during the two days of celebrations, from opening time at 5:30 am to 5 pm.
“Now serving two islands, the métro network’s new offer of service carries several advantages which, for clients, means that travelling will be faster and more efficient,” explained Mr. Trudel. “And to underscore the time saved by using the métro from one of the three new stations, the first five hundred clients in each one will receive a commemorative coffee mug on April 30.”
New fare structure in effect on April 30
The TRAM 3 pass will serve as the basic monthly fare for all travel from Cartier, de la Concorde and Montmorency stations. The TRAM 4 to 8 passes as well as validated TRAM tickets for zones 3 to 8 will also be accepted, as they already are in the STM network.
For occasional users, the STM will be selling new, single tickets featuring a Cartier, de la Concorde and Montmorency designation. The regular fare (pale yellow ticket) is set at $2.75, while the reduced fare (pale lilac ticket) is set at $1.75 for students under 18 and seniors aged 65 and over.
For more information, clients are invited to consult the STM website at www.stm.info
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