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Le Mondial SAQ Montreal
International Fireworks Competition
Montreal, 11 July 2003 The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will boost métro service on Wednesday July 16 for the fireworks display from Australia by adding trains on the 1 Green, 2 Orange and 4 Yellow lines. Because the event generates a significant increase in métro ridership, no bicycles will be allowed as of 3 p.m.
The STM recommends that métro users purchase their return ticket ahead of time, to avoid waiting in line, as ridership levels are usually much heavier after the event than before.
For enthusiasts who would like to see the fireworks display from La Ronde, the best way to get there is to take the 4 Yellow métro line to Jean-Drapeau station. From there, the 167 Les �Zles bus, heading towards La Ronde, will take them directly to the amusement parks entrance.
Between 8 p.m. and midnight, the following bus routes will be modified:
Transit users are invited to call the TELBUS number appearing on their bus stop panel when planning their transportation to these events. For trip information, please call A-U-T-O-B-U-S (288-6287). More useful information can be found on the STMs website at www.stm.info.