STM begins work to put four reserved lanes into operation
STM will soon begin work to bring four new reserved lanes into operation over the next months along the Galeries-d’Anjou, Henri-Bourassa, Wellington and Notre-Dame Est corridors.
Montréal, May 4, 2017 – Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will soon begin work to bring four new reserved lanes into operation over the next months along the Galeries-d’Anjou, Henri-Bourassa, Wellington and Notre-Dame Est corridors.
Reserved lane on boulevard des Galeries-d’Anjou
Work along the Galeries-d’Anjou corridor will begin in June and end in July. The lane, 1.9 km long each way, will be used by the 44 – Armand-Bombardier, 95 – Bélanger and 460 – Express Métropolitaine bus lines. It will be operational from 6:30 to 9:30 am southbound, between Jean-Talon and Beaubien, and from 3:30 to 6:30 pm northbound, between Saint-Zotique and Jean-Talon, Monday to Friday.
Reserved lane along Henri-Bourassa corridor
With an overall length of 6.5 km in each direction, the Henri-Bourassa reserved lane will make it easier for seven bus lines to travel along it, in full or in part, on weekdays, including the 215 – Henri-Bourassa. Work along this corridor will also begin in June and should be ready for operations in July. The lane will be operational from 6:30 to 9:30 am for westbound buses from Place Vermandère to Douglas‐B.‐Floreani, and eastbound from Douglas‐B.‐Floreani to Place Vermandère, except for the short stretch from De Miniac to Brabant‐Martineau. In afternoon rush hour, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm, the reserved lane will only be operational for westbound buses from Place Vermandère to Douglas‐B.‐Floreani.
Reserved lane on rue Wellington
Work on Wellington, also scheduled for this summer, will see the establishment of several sections of reserved lane extending over a total 2 km in length, and the lane will be used by five bus lines, including the 61 – Wellington, Monday to Friday. Work will include a new project involving a shared bus-bike reserved lane, making it possible to test how the two transportation modes co-exist. From 6:30 to 9:30 am, the eastbound reserved lane will be operational from Rhéaume to Gilberte-Dubé (bus-taxi lane, also operational from 3:30 to 6:30 pm) between Fortune and De la Sucrerie (bus-taxi-bike lane), as well as between Peel and Ann (bus-taxi lane). Westbound, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm, the reserved lane will extend from De la Sucrerie to Liverpool (bus-taxi-bike lane) and from the Highway 15 overpass to Gilberte-Dubé (bus-taxi-bike lane).
Reserved lane on rue Notre-Dame Est
Work along the Notre-Dame Est corridor will follow later this summer, for a westbound only, 6.5-km reserved lane. The corridor is served by five bus lines, including the 410 – Express Notre-Dame and 430 – Express Pointe-aux-Trembles. Operational on weekdays, the lane is open from 6:30 to 9:30 am, between 26th Avenue and Lesage (except for the portion from boulevard St-Jean-Baptiste and 6th Avenue), as well as between avenue Georges-V and Beaurivage. Another portion will also be operational from Papineau to Berri, along boulevard René-Lévesque, from 6:30 to 9:30 am and from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.
Keep in mind that bus priority measures (MPB) consist of installations on the road system that ensure priority is given to public transportation, thereby improving the reliability and on-time delivery of service. As of December 31, 2016, STM had use of such measures along 287.5 km of roadways.
Isabelle A. Tremblay
Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
Téléphone : 514 350.0800, poste 84940