STM announces service improvement for the 48 – Perras
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing the 48 – Perras bus line will be extended starting next June 20. This follows in the wake of a new focus on improving the transit experience for Montrealers.
Montréal, June 14, 2016 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing the 48 – Perras bus line will be extended starting next June 20. This follows in the wake of a new focus on improving the transit experience for Montrealers.
« Opening up boulevard Maurice-Duplessis has now given the STM the opportunity to improve access to public transit for area residents by offering them a direct connection to the Rivière-des-Prairies train station on the Mascouche commuter line and to the métro’s Orange line. The extended 48 bus line supplements existing service provided by the 49 – Maurice-Duplessis and the Gare Rivière-des-Prairies — Pointe-aux-Prairies shared taxi already serving the train station », declared Philippe Schnobb, chairman of the STM board of directors.
« Improving the offer of service for the 48 bus line is the best way to encourage local residents to use public transit. We hope it will have a positive impact on existing customers, while helping to attract new ones. This enhanced offer of service is in addition to other initiatives put forward by our Administration and serves to improve quality of life for Montrealers », added Aref Salem, Montréal executive committee member responsible for transportation.
« Our borough is experiencing major issues with public transportation. Service improvements on the 48 bus are therefore excellent news for area residents. Extending the line also helps increase public transit’s appeal in our neighbourhoods », stated Ms. Chantal Rouleau, borough mayor for Rivière-des-Prairies – Point-aux-Trembles.
Indeed, the STM will extend the 48 – Perras bus line from its current terminus stop at 71e Avenue to the Rivière-des-Prairies train station. Service will be provided seven days a week in order to improve access to transit for Rivière-des-Prairies – Point-aux-Trembles borough residents living west of boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste wanting to travel to or from the train station.
This service expansion follows in the wake of those implemented since last January targeting some of the network’s strategic lines. In all, a dozen or so bus lines will see service improvements in 2016, translating into some 45,000 more hours of bus service this year.
STM bus timetable information is available by calling AUTOBUS (514 288-6287), from the stm.info website, SMS text messaging at 52786, or by using our mobile app for iPhone and Android.
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De gauche à droite sur la photo : Giovanni Rapanà, conseiller de la Ville de Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles; Manuel Guedes, Conseiller d'arrondissement de Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles; Philippe Schnobb, président du conseil d'administration de la STM; Chantal Rouleau, mairesse de Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles; Aref Salem, conseiller de la Ville pour le district de Norman-McLaren et membre du comité exécutif responsable du transport; Nathalie Pierre Antoine, Conseillère d'arrondissement de Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
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