The STM will now operate the 80 - du Parc and 165 - Côte-des-Neiges bus routes during morning and
afternoon rush hour
Montréal, June 14, 2010 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is pleased to announce that the 80 – Avenue du Parc and 165 – Côte-des-Neiges bus routes will be re-introduced into service during weekday morning and afternoon rush hour periods, as of next June 21.
Service on the 535 – Voies réservées du Parc / Côte-des-Neiges bus route will be adjusted according to the additional service on the 80 and 165 routes to maintain transit service on boulevard René-Lévesque during rush hour. The STM will also include articulated buses on the 535 route to improve the comfort level of clients.
These two bus routes, normally operating during off-peak periods on weekdays and weekends, will be introduced during periods of heavy ridership to improve the regularity and punctuality of buses along these three major thoroughfares: Avenue du Parc, boulevard René-Lévesque and chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges. These modifications will also enable the STM to better meet the growing public transit needs of clients in those boroughs, particularly with respect to reaching the metro more easily. This initiative is part of PASTEC, the public transit service improvement programme, financed equally by Transports Québec and Ville de Montréal,” declared Michel Labrecque, Chairman of the STM Board of Directors.
“Our borough, one of the most densely populated ones in Montréal, welcomes the news of these major improvements. Indeed, our citizens are among the most frequent users of public transit services. I am convinced our residents will take advantage of the improved services provided by our partner, the STM,” added Michael Appelbaum, mayor of Côte-des-Neiges─Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough and vice-chairman of Ville de Montréal’s Executive Committee.
The STM, in partnership with Ville de Montréal, will continue to apply mitigation measures throughout the summer to reduce the impact produced by the Quartier des spectacles. Indeed, the latter’s arrival will result in permanent changes in the role, traffic and geometry of a number of city streets bordered by boulevard Saint-Laurent to the East, rue Bleury to the West, rue Sherbrooke to the North and boulevard René-Lévesque to the South. As a result, bus route modifications in the sector will involve the 80 – Avenue du Parc, 129 – Côte-Sainte-Catherine, 365 – Avenue du Parc, 535 – Voies réservées du Parc / Côte-des-Neiges and 935 – Trainbus Blainville-Centre-ville.
Clients should consult the summer Planibus as they feature timetables for all bus routes, including the new ones. For all other information, including travel directions, clients should call STM-INFO (514-786-4636), consult the STM system map or web site at www.stm.info for more useful information.– 30 –