STM announces bus service enhancements in three city sectors
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing three service enhancements for several bus lines. As part of the improvements slated for 2017, these will be rolled out starting this summer to improve the customer experience.
Montréal, February 1, 2017 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing three service enhancements for several bus lines. As part of the improvements slated for 2017, these will be rolled out starting this summer to improve the customer experience.
Improved bus service for Parc Jean-Drapeau
STM will improve overall service, namely by offering more public transit service from Jean-Drapeau métro station and by anticipating the growth in public transit ridership expected as a result of all the work scheduled for Parc Jean-Drapeau in the next two years. Among the measures being rolled out, starting next June 19, service hours for the 777 – Casino will be extended to match the métro’s operating hours (5:30 to 1:20 am on Saturdays and 5:30 to 1 am the rest of the week). Furthermore, service provided by the 767 bus to Plage Jean-Doré and La Ronde will also increase as of June 19, keeping in mind that the 767 and 769 lines start running when the amusement park opens.
Added service for the 419 – Express John-Abbott
Starting next June 19, STM will provide weekend service (Saturdays and Sundays) with the 419 – Express John-Abbott during summer. It will run every 30 minutes, between 10 am and 3 pm. This service enhancement will serve to make the EcoMuseum more easily accessible for visitors leaving from Fairview terminus. The 419 line will also be extended to MacDonald terminus on Saturdays and Sundays in summer to facilitate bus transfers for customers.
New 711 – Parc-du-Mont-Royal/Oratoire and modified 11 – Parc-du-Mont-Royal/Ridgewood bus lines
As of June 19, STM will also improve service to Mount Royal Park and access to Saint Joseph’s Oratory for the benefit of Montrealers and tourists alike. A new line, the 711 – Parc-du-Mont-Royal/Oratoire, will operate side-by-side with the existing 11 – Parc-du-Mont-Royal/Ridgewood during summer. STM will modify the latter’s route to ensure better service regularity for customers, and better coherence with overall service in the sector circumscribed by Laurier métro station, Mount Royal Park, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Snowdon métro station and Parc MacDonald. As such, from now on, the 11 bus will serve Laurier station at all time and, consequently, travel further north, along boulevard Saint-Joseph.
STM reminds the public it will add 100,000 hours of bus service over the course of 2017. Service improvements and increases, rolled out each season with adjustments on a daily basis, will be announced as they are introduced throughout the island of Montréal.