The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) today announced that the 25 – Angus bus line would be extended to Préfontaine station on weekdays starting next August 29. The purpose of the initiative is to improve transit service in Rosemont – La-Petite-Patrie borough and mainly targets Technopôle Angus workers as well as residents in the Angus area.
Montréal, August 22, 2016 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) today announced that the 25 – Angus bus line would be extended to Préfontaine station on weekdays starting next August 29. The purpose of the initiative is to improve transit service in Rosemont – La-Petite-Patrie borough and mainly targets Technopôle Angus workers as well as residents in the Angus area.
« Extending that bus line will improve the offer of service for area residents, while making public transit more appealing and easier to use. The STM has listened to and worked with local representatives to come up with this winning solution. This is yet another tangible example of the customer-oriented shift we undertook in 2015 », declared Philippe Schnobb, chairman of STM’s board of directors.
« Connecting the 25 – Angus bus line with the métro’s Green line meets our Administration’s goal of ensuring that different modes of transportation complement each other, for the benefit of transit users. In addition to improving the fluidity of public transportation, this new measure enhances service to several employment hubs, thereby contributing to the city’s economic growth », added Aref Salem, Montréal executive committee member responsible for transportation.
« Enhancing the offer of public transit service is a plus for neighbourhood residents, as it will make it easier for them to get around in the area », mentioned François William Croteau, mayor of Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie. « Mobility is one of the major factors that influence quality of life and the choice of a neighbourhood, particularly for young families. »
« Extending the 25 – Angus bus line to Préfontaine métro station will make it easier for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve residents to reach Technopôle Angus, as well as Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie and Rosemont métro station during rush hour », stated Réal Ménard, Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough mayor and executive committee member responsible for the environment, sustainability, parks and green spaces.
« This is excellent news for Vieux-Rosemont citizens of all ages who increasingly use public transit. This service improvement for the 25 bus line also holds additional appeal for workers already living in the neighbourhood or wanting to move there and raise their families », emphasized Ms. Érika Duchesne, city councillor for the Vieux-Rosemont district and in charge of the city’s policy on children.
« Thanks to STM’s initiative, access to Technopôle Angus is faster and more direct! I am pleased for all workers, residents and visitors, who can now reach Préfontaine métro station in about 6 minutes. This makes the Angus site even for appealing for companies to move there », added Christian Yaccarini, Technopole Angus president and chief executive officer.
With five new stops, the new route taken by the 25 – Angus bus line will be operational Monday to Friday during rush hour, from 6:30 to 9:30 am and from 3:30 to 6:30 pm, with buses running every 20 minutes. The new route will link several destinations, namely Préfontaine and Rosemont métro stations, along with Technopôle Angus, which should promote more travel between Rosemont – La-Petite-Patrie and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve boroughs.
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From left to right : Christian Yaccarini, président et chef de la direction de la Société de développement Angus; Réal Ménard, maire de l'arrondissement Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve; Aref Salem, responsable du transport au comité exécutif de la Ville de Montréal; Philippe Schnobb, président du conseil d'administration de la STM; Érika Duchesne, conseillère de ville, district du Vieux-Rosemont, arrondissement de Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie; François Croteau, maire de l'arrondissement Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
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