STM Transit Information
Improvement in service for clients of the métro's blue line
Montreal, June 14, 2007 - As of June 18, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will improve the service offer on the métro’s blue line by having six-car trains available at all times.
This service addition is linked to the increase in ridership on this line since the beginning of the 2000s. In fact, ridership increased by close to 8 % between 2001 and 2006 compared with growth of 2 % for the entire métro network over the same period. The STM provided more than 20 million trips on the blue line in 2006.
“This initiative is in keeping with the Société’s willingness to improve the service offer to its clientele and to promote ridership growth,” declared Mr. Trudel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the STM. “The addition of métro cars will also make it easier for individuals with a visual deficiency to use the blue line, particularly those travelling to the Institut Nazareth & Louis-Braille near the C�te-des-Neiges station.”
“This announcement is also good news for the blind and visually-impaired,” emphasized Yvon Provencher, Director General of the Regroupement des aveugles et amblyopes du Montréal métropolitain. “The added metro cars are a net improvement in safety for our members using that metro line.”
“The Nazareth and Louis-Braille Institute is proud of the decision taken by the STM with regards to making travel on the métro’s blue line safer at all times for visually-impaired transit users,” declared Line Lemay, a mobility and orientation specialist with the Institute.
It should be noted that the improvement in service on the métro’s blue line is also the result of numerous consultations with the STM’s Customer Service Committee.
In order to plan their trips more efficiently, clients can call STM-INFO
(514 786-4636), consult the network map or visit the STM’s website (www.stm.info), which also contains a wealth of useful information.
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