Montréal, May 5, 2011 For Montréal Museums Day next May 29, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will once again take pride in providing a shuttle bus service, as it has since 1987, for the convenience of visitors. Thus, people taking part in the activity can travel free of charge from one museum to the next. Thanks to the thirty or so museums involved, participants can discover the art and culture the City has to offer.
This year, the various shuttle routes going to one or the other of the 30 participating museums will head out from the Quartier des spectacles. The central meeting point for the bus shuttle service, offered for free from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located on the Promenade des artistes, between Saint-Urbain and Jeanne-Mance streets. A total of 45 shuttle buses will travel along seven distinct routes especially created for the event. The last departure from the Quartier des spectacles to the museums is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
“The STM is pleased to contribute, year after year, to the ever-growing success of Montréal Museums Day, as it celebrates its 25 years of existence. I encourage people to take full advantage of this cultural activity and remind them that the best way to do so is to let the STM take them from one museum to the next aboard one of the shuttle buses at their disposal,” declared the Chairman of the STM Board of Directors, Michel Labrecque.
“This year, we are marking 25 years of Museums Day and celebrating 150 years of public transportation in Montréal. Together, we’ve come a long way ! So I am taking this opportunity to invite all Montrealers to stop by the Funambus, next May 29, where they can enjoy concerts and a photo exhibit of the STM’s 150 years of service. Recycled from a bus into a promotional and hospitality area, the Funambus will be set up on the Promenade des artistes, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”, added Mr. Labrecque.
Anyone not taking the shuttle buses can still visit most of the participating museums by using the regular bus and métro network, as most of them are accessible by public transit. They should, however, remember that they must show a valid transit fare. By calling A U-T-O-B-U-S (514 288-6287), visitors can obtain bus timetables at their stop. For all other information, they can call STM●INFO (514 786-4636). More transit related information is available from the STM website.
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