Reserved lanes network

2025 vision of reserved lanes

For a new structured, strong and reliable network

Our 2025 reserved lanes vision involves both building new reserved lanes and improving the existing ones in critical corridors on the Island of Montréal.

The network will be made up of six core lanes with increased departure frequencies and extended service hours. These corridors will make it possible for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, buses and parked vehicles to safely share the road. They will also be connected to other modes of public transit, such as the métro, commuter train and future REM.

Eventually, the percentage of customers using a reserved lane in Montréal will grow from 24 to 70 percent.

An initiative at the heart of Mouvement Bus

Mouvement bus encompasses initiatives and major projects that aim to improve your experience when using our bus network so you can enjoy smoother, faster and more punctual service. Discover Mouvement bus

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2025 ACTION PLAN

The current network will be improved, and we will add new reserved lanes during peak periods. Specifically, we will establish reserved lanes in critical corridors to:

  • Support employment hubs
  • Support redevelopment sectors
  • Support active worksites
  • Help to reduce crowding in buses

At the heart of the 2025 vision for reserved lanes, six core lanes:

  • Côte-des-Neiges
  • Côte-Vertu/Sauvé*
  • Henri-Bourassa
  • Parc / Bleury
  • Pie-IX*
  • Saint-Michel

This type of intervention may include:

  • Reserved bus lanes operational around the clock, seven days a week
  • Distinctive visual branding
  • Lanes with colour and ground markings
  • Permanent infrastructure at stops

* Project completed or under implementation

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What are the other types of Bus priority measures (MPB) currently in place?

Bus priority measures, or BPMs, are installations on the road network that ensure priority is given to buses.They help:

  • Avoid congestion
  • Provide faster, more regular and timely service
  • Reduce trip times for customers by around 10%
  • Emit fewer GHGs

Our current network of reserved lanes

Reserved lanes allow buses and sometimes taxis, bikes and carpoolers to operate in an exclusive lane. Reserved lanes are identified by ground markings and lane-side or overhead signage. They are open during peak periods, off-peak periods or all day every day.

2021

A new reserved lane for buses and taxis is now in service on Saint-Jacques Street, westbound between De Courcelle and St-Rémi streets and eastbound between Décarie and De Courcelle streets in the Sud-Ouest borough.

Totalling 1.2 kilometres in length, this lane is reserved Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in both directions, and Monday to Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the eastbound direction. The implementation of these reserved lane sections is intended to improve bus traffic flow in the key area around the Turcot interchange.

These measures will eventually benefit approximately 10,400 trips daily, 6,000 of which are taken during peak periods on lines 17 Décarie, 37 Jolicoeur and 78 Laurendeau.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

A new reserved lane for buses and taxis is now in service on Saint-Joseph Boulevard, eastbound between 2nd Avenue and Bourbonnière Avenue and westbound between Jeanne-D'Arc Avenue and 3rd Avenue in the Rosemont-La Petite Patrie borough.This new reserved lane is extending the existing one on Saint-Joseph Boulevard, west of Fullum Street.

Totalling 2.7 kilometres in length, this lane is reserved Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. westbound and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. eastbound. In the next few years, other bus priority measures (BPM) will be rolled out simultaneously on Saint-Joseph Boulevard. "Smart traffic lights" will be activated at intersections, making it possible to respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses, and thus improving bus service reliability and travel times along this corridor.

These measures will eventually benefit approximately 6,800 trips daily, most of which are taken during peak periods on lines 27 Boulevard Saint-Joseph and 427 Express Saint-Joseph.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

A new reserved lane for buses and taxis is now in service on Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, northbound between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Cathcart Street and southbound between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Saint-Jacques Street. These new sections are added to others already in service along this corridor south of St-Jacques Street. 

Both sections total 600 metres in length and are reserved Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Other bus priority measures (BPM) will be implemented in another phase on Robert-Bourassa Boulevard. Bus priority traffic lights (candlestick lights) will be added, and traffic light controls will be replaced to detect buses at intersections and respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses, thus improving bus service reliability and travel times in this area.

These measures will eventually benefit approximately 13,000 trips daily, more than half of which are taken during peak periods on lines 35 Griffintown, 36 Monk, 61 Wellington, 74 Bridge, 168 Cité-du-Havre, 178 Pointe-Nord / Île-des-Sœurs and 420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

Priority measures for buses and taxis are now implemented along the Saint-Michel corridor.

Between L.-O.-David and Rachel streets, the hours of the reserved lane are extended. Additionally, a new section of reserved lane is now into operation between Jarry and L.-O.-David streets, for 1.1 kilometres (both directions).

  • Southbound: 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Northbound: 2:30 - 7:00 p.m.

These measures will benefit approximately 17,000 trips daily on lines 41 Quartier Saint Michel / Ahuntsic, 67 Saint-Michel and 467 Express Saint-Michel.

Other bus priority measures are already in effect along the Saint-Michel corridor, including priority traffic lights that detect buses at intersections in real-time to improve travel times.

The futur reserved lane between Jarry and L-O David streets

These roadwoarks are done by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and the City of Montreal, in collaboration with the boroughs of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension and Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie. This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

Major work  on the new Pie-IX BRT,  including the construction of a pedestrian tunnel between the Pie-IX BRT and the future Blue line extension station, require new bus detours in the area and a new reserved lane on Bélanger / Provencher.

  • Eastbound on Bélanger and northbound on Provencher
  • Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week
  • For buses, taxis and carpools
  • No parking on Provencher or De Buies during hours of operation

For more information about the futur Pie-IX BRT

2020

A new reserved lane for buses and taxis is now implemented on the Des Trinitaires corridor, between Lamont Avenue and De La Vérendrye Boulevard, passing through the Sud-Ouest borough. Bicycles can also be used on this reserved lane. The section on Angrignon Boulevard, between Newman Boulevard and Irwin Street, in the LaSalle borough, will open in 2021.

Totalling 1.8 kilometres in length (both directions), these sections of the reserved lane are in operation Monday to Friday based on the following information:

Starting November 30:

  • Between Lacroix Street and De La Vérendrye Boulevard, southbound, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Between De La Vérendrye Boulevard and Lamont Avenue, northbound, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Starting 2021 :

  • Between Newman Boulevard and Irwin Street, southbound, between 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. only.

Other bus priority measures (BPM) will be implemented in a second phase on Angrignon and Des Trinitaires boulevards. Traffic light controls will be replaced to detect buses at intersections and respond to real-time requests sent by buses, improving travel times. These measures will benefit approximately 47,400 trips daily, with 22,300 mostly during peak periods, on lines 36, 37, 78, 106, 109, 110, 113, 195, 406 and 495.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

A new bus and taxi reserved lane is now in service on Langelier Boulevard between Dumesnil and Sherbrooke East, in both directions. It will run through the boroughs of Saint-Léonard and Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Work is currently underway.

Totalling five kilometres in length (both directions), the reserved lane will be in operation Monday to Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. southbound and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. northbound.

The new lane will help us to make several improvements to current traffic problems in the area:

  • Improved bus traffic conditions, particularly south of Highway 40, reducing customer travel times
  • More consistent travel speeds on Langelier Boulevard to help buses arrive on time
  • Efficient alternative to solo car use

Please note that between Bélanger and Sherbrooke, the reserved lane will also be open to bicycles. This will offer cyclists another entry point to the Bélanger bike path.

Other bus priority measures (BPM) will be implemented in a second phase on Langelier. Bus priority signals (“candlestick” lights) will be added, and traffic light controls will be replaced to detect buses at intersections and respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses, improving travel times.

These measures will benefit nearly 18,000 daily trips, almost half of which are made during peak periods by customers on line 33.

The lanes that have been targeted for bus-and-bike sharing meet the criteria established by the STM and the City of Montréal. BPM implementation is a part of both the STM’s 2025 SOP targets and the City of Montréal’s transportation objectives.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

The Ministère des Transports informs users that buses and taxis can operate on the reserved lanes of Highway 20 and Route 136, in the Turcot interchange area. Several Exo and STM circuits will use them.

  • Opening of the reserved lane on Autoroute 20 and Route 136 (Autoroute 720), eastbound, between the Saint-Pierre interchange and exit 2 (av. Atwater)
  • Opening of the exclusive ramp to buses and taxis, leading from route 136 (highway 720) to exit 2 (av. Atwater)
  • Opening of the reserved lane on Highway 20, westbound, between the Turcot and Saint-Pierre interchanges

For more information

The René-Lévesque reserved lane between Papineau and Atwater avenues, in the Ville-Marie borough, have extended hours of operation.

Totalling eight kilometres in length, the reserved lane will now be in operation Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in both directions, between Papineau and Atwater avenues, westbound, and between Sussex and Berri streets, eastbound. This will benefit approximately 12,000 trips daily, mainly on lines 150, 410, 420, 427, 430, 445, 465, 480 and 747.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

For more information, visit our press room.

A new reserved lane for buses, taxis and carpool is in service on Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, between Graveline and Delmeade streets, in the Saint-Laurent borough and the Town of Mont-Royal.

Totalling 2.7 kilometres in length, the reserved lane will be in operation Monday to Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. eastbound, between Graveline and Delmeade streets.

These measures will benefit approximately 2,000 trips daily, mostly during afternoon rush hour, on lines 100, 179, 202, 409 and 460.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

For more information, visit our press room.

A new reserved lane for buses and taxis is now in service on Robert-Bourassa boulevard north, between Saint-Paul and Saint-Jacques and between Viger and De la Gauchetière, at the south entrance to the business district in the Ville-Marie borough.

Both reserved sections total 350 metres in length (northbound only) and will be in effect Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.

These measures will benefit approximately 13,300 trips daily, with 8,400 mostly during peak periods, on lines 35, 36, 61, 168, 178 and 420. The implementation of this initial section of the reserved lane is intended to improve bus traffic flow in light of several obstructions downtown due to ongoing major worksites.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

For more information, visit our press room.

As of July 12, a new reserved lane for buses, taxis and carpool will be in service on Louis-Hypolitque-Lafontaine Boulevard, between Highway 40 and Curatteau Street, in the Anjou and Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve boroughs.

Hours of operation

From monday to Friday, from 3 h p.m. to 7 h 30 p.m, southbound.

These measures will benefit approximately 16 500 daily trips, including mostly during peak periods, on the 18 - Beaubien, 428 - Express Parcs industriels de l'Est, 432 - Express Lacordaire et 444 - Express Cégep Marie-Victorin lines.

2019

As of October 21, a new reserved lanes for buses and taxis is in service on Gouin Boulevard between De Beauséjour and Chemin du Golf and between O'Brien and De St-Castin. Bicycles can also be used on this reserved lane.

Reserved lane schedule and location: 

From Monday to Friday, between De Beauséjour and Chemin du Golf, both directions, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Reserved lane between De Beauséjour and Chemin du Golf

From Monday to Friday, between O'Brien and de St-Castin, eastbound only, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Voie réservée entre O'Brien et St-Castin

Bus lines running in these reserved lanes:

  • 68 Pierrefonds
  • 69 Gouin
  • 468 Express Pierrefonds
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Other BPMs will be implemented in a second phase on Gouin Boulevard in 2019. Traffic light controls will be replaced with technology that can detect buses at intersections and respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses to improve trip times.

These measures will benefit approximately 30,000 daily trips.

This work is made possible through funding from the Ministère des transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports. 

For more information, visit our press room.

As of August 26, a new reserved lane for buses and taxis will be in operation on Papineau Avenue between Jean-Talon and Marie-Anne streets.

Bicycles can also be used on this reserved lane

  • Southbound: between Louvain and Jacques-Casault and between Jean-Talon and Sherbrooke.
  • Northbound: between Barnabé-Larocque and Louvain and between Rachel and Jean-Talon

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday

  • West: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • East: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Bus lines running in this reserved lane:

  • 45 Papineau
  • 445 Express Papineau

These measures will benefit approximately 15,000 daily trips, almost half of which are made during peak periods, by customers on the 45 and 455 lines.

New reserved lane on Bourbonnière for buses and taxis

The new reserved lane on Bourbonnière will improve daily trips for users of the 139 Pie-IX going north. The reserved lane will be in service only until the work on the Pie-IX BRT is finished in 2022.

  • Northbound, between Sherbrooke Street and Rosemont Boulevard.
  • In service from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., during the work on the Pie-IX BRT on Pie-IX Boulevard.

A new reserved lane is now open for buses, taxis and carpools on Côte-Vertu Boulevard between Hervé-Saint-Martin and Montée de Liesse.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday

  • West: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • East: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Other BPMs will be implemented in a second phase on Côte-Vertu Boulevard in 2019. Traffic light controls will be replaced with technology that can detect buses at intersections and respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses to improve trip times.

These measures will benefit approximately 1,300 daily trips, including 820 mostly during peak periods, on the 174 Côte-Vertu-Ouest line.

Additional service on 174 Côte-Vertu-Ouest

Since January 2019, the 174 has offered departure times that correspond with the beginning and end work shifts on Côte-Vertu Ouest Boulevard. View the full schedule for the 174.

This work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des transports de la mobilité durable et de l’électrification des transports.

For more information, visit our press room.

 

 

2018

A new reserved lane is now open for buses, taxis and bikes on Thimens Boulevard between Alexis-Nihon and Henri-Bourassa Ouest (westbound) and between Cousens and Alexis-Nihon (eastbound).

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday

  • West: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • East: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Bus lines running in the new reserved lane:

  • 128 Ville-Saint-Laurent
  • 171 Henri-Bourassa
  • 177 Thimens
  • 213 Parc-Industriel-Saint-Laurent
  • 225 Hymus

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Other BPMs will be implemented in a second phase on Thimens Boulevard in 2018, with the addition of priority traffic lights (white candlestick lights) for buses, which will operate during off-peak periods. Buses will be given priority when crossing intersections where these signals are installed. A second phase of work will see these traffic lights upgraded with smart technology to respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses to improve trip times.

These measures will benefit approximately 21,000 daily trips, including 8,000 made mostly during peak periods on the five bus lines using the reserved lane.

This work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des transports de la mobilité durable et de l’électrification des transports.

For more information, visit our press room.

A new reserved lane for buses, taxis and carpools is now in service on Sherbrooke Street between Haig and Parthenais.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday between Haig and Parthenais

  • West: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • East: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Most sections of this new reserved lane will be open to carpools (two or more people).

Bus lines running in the new reserved lane:

  • 24 Sherbrooke
  • 185 Sherbrooke
  • 432 Express Lacordaire

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Other BPMs will also be implemented on Sherbrooke Street in 2018, with the addition of priority traffic lights (white candlestick lights) for buses, which will operate during off-peak periods. Buses will be given priority when crossing intersections where these signals are installed. A second phase of work will see these traffic lights upgraded with smart technology to respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses to improve trip times.

 

These measures will benefit approximately 29,600 daily trips, including 9,000 made mostly during peak periods, on the three bus lines using the reserved lane.

This work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des transports de la mobilité durable et de l’électrification des transports.

For more information, visit our press room.

New reserved lanes on Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard

New reserved lanes for buses, taxis and bikes are now in service during peak periods on Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday

West:

  • 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.: between 87e Avenue and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard
  • 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.: between 56e Avenue and Langelier Boulevard

East:

  • 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.: between Langelier Boulevard and Rivière-des-Prairies Boulevard

Bus lines running in the new reserved lanes:

  • 49 Maurice-Duplessis
  • 48 Perras
  • 43 Monselet
  • 69 Gouin
  • 81 Saint-Jean-Baptiste (new line starting August 27)
  • 86 Pointe-aux-Trembles
  • 183 Gouin
  • 444 Express Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • 448 Express Maurice-Duplessis
  • 449 Express Rivière-des-Prairies
  • 428 Express Parcs industriels de l'Est
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PRIORITY TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Other BPMs will also be implemented in a second phase on Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard in 2018, with the addition of priority traffic lights (white candlestick lights) for buses, between Désy Avenue and Rivière-des-Prairies Boulevard, which will operate during off-peak periods. Buses will be given priority when crossing intersections where these signals are installed.

More space for bikes:

The Maurice-Duplessis reserved lane is the third reserved bus/bike lane in Montréal. Reserved lanes give additional space to cyclists. Sharing the road is thus easier, safer and more collaborative.

This work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des transports de la mobilité durable et de l’électrification des transports.

For more information, visit our press room.

Bus priority measures on Notre-Dame Est corridor

New reserved lanes for buses and taxis are now in service on the Notre-Dame Est corridor, from Monday to Friday.

  • Notre-Dame Est reserved lane: 6:30 to 9:00 a.m., westbound between  Georges-V and Beaurivage
  • René-Lévesque reserved lane: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., westbound, and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., westbound between Papineau and Berri 

Bus lines running in the new reserved lanes:

  • 22 Notre-Dame
  • 150 René-Lévesque
  • 410 Express Notre-Dame
  • 430 Express Pointe-aux-Trembles

Monday to friday: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. around René-Lévesque. Also 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. between Beaurivage and Georges-V on Notre-Dame Est.

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Since 2017, priority traffic lights have gradually been installed on the Notre-Dame Est corridor and others will be over the coming months to complete all bus priority measures. These BPMs will benefit approximately 10,000 daily trips.

This work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des transports de la mobilité durable et de l’électrification des transports.

For more information, visit our press room.

 

2017

Reserved lane for buses and taxis on Boulevard des Galeries-d'Anjou

A new reserved lane for buses and taxes is now in service during peak periods on Boulevard des Galeries-d'Anjou, Monday to Friday. 

Hours of operation:

  • 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

South:
- between Jean-Talon and Bélanger
- between saint-Zotique and Beaubien

  • 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

North:
- between Saint-Zotique and Jean-Talon

  Bus lines running in the new reserved lane:

  • 44 Armand-Bombardier
  • 95 Bélanger
  • 460 Express Métropolitaine

These measures will benefit about 22,000 daily trips during peak periods on the buses using the new reserved lane.

New priority traffic lights were installed between Jarry and Beaubien streets to complete all bus priority measures along this road.   

The infrastructure work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des transports de la mobilité durable et de l’électrification des transports.

For more information, visit our press room.

Reserved lane on four sections of Wellington Street, between Rhéaume and Ann.

A new reserved lane is now open for buses, taxis and bikes during peak periods on Wellington Street, Monday to Friday.

Hours of operation:

  • 6:30 to 9:00 a.m.

East:

- between Rhéaume and Gilberte-Dubé streets / bus/taxi reserved lane

- between Fortune and De la Sucrerie / bus/taxi/bike reserved lane

- between Peel and Ann streets / bus-taxi reserved lane

  • 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    East:

- between Rhéaume and Gilberte-Dubé streets / bus/taxi reserved lane.

West:

- from De la Sucrerie to Charron / bus/taxi/bike reserved lane

- from the Highway 15 overpass to Gilberte-Dubé Street / bus/taxi/bike reserved lane

  Bus lines running in the new reserved lanes:

  • 21 Place-du-Commerce
  • 57 Pointe-Saint-Charles
  • 61 Wellington,
  • 71 Du Centre
  • 74 Bridge
  • 715 Vieux-Port

These measures will benefit approximately 1,700 trips during peak periods on these bus lines.

Number two! 

This is the second shared reserved lane for buses and bikes in Montréal. 

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New priority traffic lights will gradually be deployed between Woodland and Nazareth streets to complete the bus priority measures program along that corridor. In a second phase of work, these traffic lights will be upgraded with smart technology to respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses. This will improve trip times for nearly 11,000 passenger rides per day.

The infrastructure work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des transports de la mobilité durable et de l’électrification des transports.

For more information, visit our press room.

Two new reserved lanes for buses and taxis on Henri-Bourassa Boulevard are benefiting approximately 4,000 trips during peak periods, Monday to Friday.

Hours of operation:

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

  • West: from Place Vermandère to Douglas-B.-Floreani
  • East: from Douglas‐B.‐Floreani to Place Vermandère, except for the short stretch from de Miniac and Brabant‐Marineau

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • West only: from Place Vermandère to Douglas‐B.‐Floreani

  Bus lines running in the new reserved lane:

  • 164 Dudemaine
  • 177 Thimens
  • 215 Henri-Bourassa
  • 225 Hymus
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Bus priority lights will be installed in a second phase of work to complete all bus priority measures along this corridor.

The infrastructure work was made possible thanks to funding from the Ministère des transports de la mobilité durable et de l’électrification des transports.

For more information, visit our press room.

2016

Between De Jumonville and Renoir

Buses operating on five lines now run in a reserved lane for buses, taxis and carpools, Monday to Friday.

Hours of operation

South:

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

  • between Amos and Charleroi; Grandes-Prairies and Galets; Paimpol and Jean-Talon; Saint-Zotique and Jumonville
  • Overall length: 4.25 km

North:

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • between Jean-Talon and Paimpol; Galets and Grandes-Prairies; Charleroi and Renoir.
  • Overall length: 2.9 km

Total overall length of reserved lane: 7.15 km

Bus lines running in this new reserved lane:

Main bus lines:  32 Lacordaire and 432 Express Lacordaire

Bus lines operating on portions of reserved lane:  33 Langelier, 69 Gouin and 439 Express Pie-IX

Cars with two or more passengers can also use the reserved lane.

This reserved lane for buses, taxis and carpools is made possible with the collaboration of the City of Montréal, the boroughs of Montréal-Nord, Saint-Léonard and Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie and Transports Québec.

For more information, visit our press room.

 

2015

Between De Normanville Street and Pie-IX Boulevard

The 18 Beaubien line now runs in a reserved lane for buses and taxis, Monday to Friday.

Hours of operation

West:

  • between 20e Avenue and 1ere Avenue, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • between De Lorimier Avenue and Fabre Street, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

East: 

  • between De Normanville Street and De Lorimier Avenue, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • between 1ere Avenue and Pie-IX Boulevard, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Note: This is an extension of the reserved lane with priority traffic lights initially deployed on Beaubien Street in 2009.

This reserved lane for buses and taxis was made possible in cooperation with the City of Montréal and Transport Québec (MTQ).

For more information, visit our press room.

Between Gouin Boulevard and Saint-Louis Avenue

Lines 208 Brunswick, 209 Des Sources, 409 Express Des Sources and 475 Express Dollard-des-Ormeaux now run in a new reserved lane for buses, taxis and carpools, Monday to Friday.

Hours of operation:

South:

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

  • between Gouin and De Salaberry boulevards
  • between Hymus Boulevard and Saint-Louis Avenue

North:

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • between Reverchon Avenue and Hymus Boulevard
  • between De Salaberry and De Pierrefonds boulevards 

Cars with two or more occupants can use the reserved lane.

Parking on Des Sources is prohibited at all times.

This reserved lane for buses, taxis and carpools is made possible with the cooperation of the City of Montréal, the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, the City of Pointe Claire and Transports Québec.

For more information, visit our press room

New reserved lane between Victor-Doré and De Beauharnois streets

Lines 179 de l’Acadie and 180 de Salaberry are now running in a new reserved lane for buses and taxis, Monday to Friday. Bicycles can also be used on this reserved lane.

Hours of operation

South:

  • between Victor-Doré and Lavigerie, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • between Caroline-Béique and Beauharnois, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

North:

  • between Legendre and Louvain, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • between Port-Royal and Place de l’Acadie, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
 

Vehicles:

Vehicle traffic and parking will be prohibited once the reserved lane is operational.

This reserved lane for buses and taxis is made possible with the cooperation of the City of Montréal and Transports Québec.

For more information, visit our press room

2014

Lines 64 Grenet and 468 Express Pierrefonds/Gouin are now running in a  reserved lane for buses and taxis on Grenet, Monday to Friday.

Hours of operation

  • South: between De Mésy and Deguire, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • North: between Deguire and De Serres, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

On-street parking is permitted on the side opposite the reserved lane during service hours.

This reserved lane for buses and taxis is a joint initiative of the City of Montréal and Transports Québec.

Two new reserved lane sections are now in service for buses and taxis:

  • between De Viterbe and Saint-Zotique
  • between Rosemont and Pierre-De Coubertin

South: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

North: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m

Vehicle traffic and parking are not permitted in the reserved lanes during service hours

PILOT PROJECT: bus/bike/taxi reserved lane between Rosemont and Pierre-De Coubertin

Montréal is well known for its citizens’ interest in alternative methods of transportation, including buses and bikes. This pilot project allows these two modes of transportation to share the road.

The Viau reserved lane offers several benefits:

  • Trips that are more efficient
  • Service that is more regular and more punctual
  • Fewer greenhouse gas emissions in your sector
  • A safe and comfortable configuration for buses and bikes

It’s a first!

This is the first shared reserved lane for buses and bikes in Montréal. We will assess the results, and this type of reserved lane could be implemented elsewhere in the city.

Lines 105 Sherbroke and 420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce are now running a new reserved lane for buses and taxis, Monday to Friday.

Hours of operation

  • East: between Elmhurst and Girouard, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • West: between Addington and West Broadway, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

On-street parking is permitted on the side opposite the reserved lane during service hours.

This reserved lanefor buses and taxis is a joint initiative of the City of Montréal and Transports Québec.

 
 

Bus rapid transit

Discover the major BRT projet underway:

Integrated Pie-IX BRT

 

BRT service runs in a lane reserved for bus traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offers a service frequency comparable to that of the métro during peak periods. These are, in a way, super reserved lanes!

Candlestick and real-time traffic signals

Candlestick lights give buses priority and a 4- to 5-second head start over motorists. We have 400 of these lights across our network.

The following candlestick variations allow buses to go straight, turn left, turn right, or have priority to perform a required manoeuvre.

Real-time traffic lights are installed along certain corridors. Buses send a signal to the traffic light as they approach an intersection. Either the green light or the candlestick light is extended, allowing the bus to drive through and avoid stopping at a red light.

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