A greener bus fleet
More than 550 hybrid buses have been running in our city streets
Since the arrival of these new buses in 2016, our target of having a fleet of mostly hybrid buses has been officially launched, whereby also paving the way for electrification of the surface transit system. Recent announcements accelerate pace.
Hybrid buses constitute about 32 % of our bus fleet. Thus, 1 in 3 vehicles available for service is a hybrid ! According to projections that take into account the service life of buses, their amortization period and vehicle turnover, our fleet of city buses should be free of diesel buses by 2029.
300 more hybrid buses are coming soon
In 2020 and 2021, we will receive 300 new hybrid buses. How did we find the space to store and maintain the new buses? Find out here.
The advantages of hybrid buses
Up to 30% in fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions
More comfortable thanks to
smoother handling on the road
Depending on bus configuration:
set for 23°C
Improved visibility outside with flush-windows on buses
Second reserved area for clients in wheelchair
Reducing the GHG emissions
A recent study on avoided GHG emission by public transit shows that each ton of CO2 emitted by the STM helps to prevent 20 others in Montréal. Buying hybrid buses will help curtail STM’s GHG emissions even more.
Complete overhaul of indoor and outdoor signage, matching the métro’s new signage.
Quite a challenge for Mont-Royal bus garage
The first hybrid bus discretely moved into the Mont-Royal bus garage on March 30, 2016, fresh off the assembly line at the Nova Bus plant in Saint-Eustache.
Now that’s a decades-long leap forward for the old bus garage, as it just celebrated 90 years of service. The arrival of the newest-generation vehicle, with its battery case on the roof, required specific installations, like increasing the height of air ducts and overhead lights, even the addition of two life lines, making it possible for employees to walk on the roof of the bus and perform maintenance duties safely.
A leap forward, measured in decades, for the old bus garage that just marked 90 years of service.