STM extends 171 bus route
Starting next January 9, commuters riding the 171 – Henri-Bourassa bus line will enjoy enhanced service on weekdays during morning and afternoon rush hour periods. This move is in line with STM’s stated commitment to improving the services provided to customers.
Montréal, January 5, 2017 – Starting next January 9, commuters riding the 171 – Henri-Bourassa bus line will enjoy enhanced service on weekdays during morning and afternoon rush hour periods. This move is in line with STM’s stated commitment to improving the services provided to customers.
The « Nouveau Saint-Laurent/Bois-Franc » residential area in Saint-Laurent borough has undergone a major expansion in the wake of multiple housing construction projects being completed in the last few years. Thus, to meet area residents’ growing need for public transportation, the 171 bus route is being extended to Bois-Franc train station.
Better access to the métro
The extended bus route will provide an efficient connection with the métro’s Orange line, by way of Côte-Vertu station, while providing direct access to the borough’s main destinations for transit users, including the Bibliothèque du Boisé, Polyvalente Émile-Legault, new Centre sportif Saint‐Laurent, Vanier and Saint‐Laurent cegeps, as well as the Bois-Franc train station, on the Deux-Montagnes line.
An anticipated and welcome measure
« Several tangible measures will be implemented in 2017 to improve the services we offer our customers, including an additional 100,000 hours of bus service. Enhancing service on the 171 line is part of this trend and enables us to better respond to the transportation needs of area residents », stated Philippe Schnobb, STM board chairman.
« Our administration feels strongly about improving mobility for Montrealers. Enhancing service on the 171 line will make it easier for residents to get around et improve their quality of life, by promoting intermodal transportation. Our investments in public transit are producing results, while this additional service confirms our commitment to ensuring quality service, with customers foremost among priorities », added Aref Salem, Montréal executive committee member, responsible for transportation.
« Saint-Laurent is quite pleased by this improvement in local bus service. It is important that our citizens and their families, just like all people working in our borough, have access to as many options as possible when it comes to using public transit to get around », declared Saint-Laurent borough mayor, Alan DeSousa.
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From left to right : Francesco Miele, conseiller de la Ville pour le district de Côte-de-Liesse et leader de la majorité; Alan DeSousa, maire de l'arrondissement de Saint-Laurent; Philippe Schnobb, président du conseil d'administration de la STM.
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