The STM announces opening of new 35 Griffintown line
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing the opening of the new 35 - Griffintown line, as of August 27, 2018.
“Given the booming residential sector in Griffintown, the STM will offer a new local service in the Sud-Ouest borough, with direct access to downtown. This initiative is the result of close collaboration with the borough’s elected officials,” says Philippe Schnobb, Chairman of the STM Board of Directors.
“The STM’s new 35 - Griffintown line was a necessity for Griffintown residents keen to get downtown in a hurry. The neighbourhood has long been isolated with no practical transit link to the surrounding neighbourhoods. With this new service, we are now connected. I can only commend this fruitful collaboration with the STM,” says Benoit Dorais, Mayor of the Sud-Ouest borough and Chairman of the City of Montréal’s executive committee.
The 35 - Griffintown line will depart from Place Saint-Henri métro station and take Notre-Dame through the Saint-Henri and Petite-Bourgogne neighbourhoods all the way to Griffintown via de la Montagne and Wellington. It will also serve the Ville-Marie borough, including the Cité-du-Multimédia and Quartier international districts. The line will end in Quartier des Spectacles at Place-des-Arts métro station. To improve accessibility to public transit in this sector, the service will operate from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every 20 minutes during morning and afternoon peak periods, and every 30 minutes during off-peak periods and weekends.
This new line represents an increase of approximately 16,000 service hours per year.
From left to right : Craig Sauvé, conseiller de ville dans l'arrondissement du Sud-Ouest et vice-président de la STM, Sophie Thiébaut, conseillère d'arrondissement du Sud-Ouest, Ranja Rajesson, Planification des réseaux à la STM, Philippe Schnobb, président du conseil d'administration de la STM et Benoît Dorais, maire de l'arrondissement du Sud-Ouest.
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