Montréal to host the COP15 : Plan your trips

Context

The Conference of the Parties (COP15)—a convention that brings together leaders from around the world—will be held in Montréal from December 7 to 19. We are proud of our involvment in the planning of the COP15, an event whose mission is directly linked to our purpose and values.

We are working closely with the City of Montréal, the SPVM and COP15 authorities to prepare for this event and the impact that it will have on our bus, métro and paratransit networks.

Operational impacts

We could start feeling the impact as early as November 7, when the organization will begin installing fencing for the safety perimeter around the Palais des Congrès.

Here are some of the impacts we know:

  • At the request of authorities, Place-d’Armes métro station will be closed from December 1 to 20. The métro will run from Champ-de-Mars to Square-Victoria-OACI, without stopping at Place-d’Armes, in either direction.
  • Bus lines in the area will be rerouted.
  • Paratransit services may not be able to cover stops in and around the safety perimeter.

Course of the event

Please note that due to the evolving safety protocols during the event, measures that are in effect could change rapidly. Our real-time information tools will be updated to reflect the current conditions.

Stay informed!

If you must travel downtown, we urge that you plan your trips using these tools in advance.

This web page will be updated regularly to keep you informed of planned impacts on our networks.

Bus impacts

Buses will not have access to the area identified in red. Therefore, the following lines will be rerouted from November 14th to December 20th, inclusively.

Northbound

Regular route.

Southbound

This line is rerouted on Saint-Denis, between René-Lévesque and Notre-Dame, and gets back to its regular route on Saint-Laurent. Regular terminus at Saint-Laurent / Saint-Jacques (52947).

Cancelled stops

52746 Saint-Urbain / René-Lévesque

52807 Saint-Urbain / De La Gauchetière

52851 Station Place-d'Armes (Saint-Urbain / Viger)

53811 Notre-Dame / Saint-Sulpice

Northbound

Regular point of departure at Palais de Justice (Notre-Dame / Saint-Gabriel), at stop 52968.

Cancelled stop

59309 Saint-Antoine / Gosford

Southbound

This line is rerouted on Saint-Denis between René-Lévesque and Notre-Dame, and gets back to its regular route on Notre-Dame. Regular terminus at Palais de Justice (Notre-Dame / Saint-Gabriel), at stop 52968.

Cancelled stops

52679 De Bleury / René-Lévesque

52779 De Bleury / Viger

59308 Saint-Antoine / Saint-Urbain

60541 Saint-Antoine / Champ-de-Mars

59309 Saint-Antoine / Gosford

Northbound

Temporary departure point at Saint-Laurent / Saint-Jacques (52947). This lines gets back to its regular route on Saint-Antoine.

Cancelled stops

53969 Saint-Antoine / de la Place-d'Armes

53811 Notre-Dame / Saint-Sulpice

52969 Notre-Dame / Saint-Laurent

53998 Place Jacques-Cartier

53673 Gosford / Saint-Antoine

Southbound

This line is rerouted on Notre-Dame between Saint-Denis (Bonsecours) and Saint-Laurent. Temporary terminus at Saint-Laurent / Saint-Jacques (52947).

Cancelled stops

53692 Viger / de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

53693 Viger / Saint-Laurent

53969 Saint-Antoine / de la Place-d'Armes

Northbound

Temporary departure point at Saint-Laurent / Saint-Jacques (52947).

Cancelled stops

53969 Saint-Antoine / de la Place-d'Armes

53811 Notre-Dame / Saint-Sulpice

Southbound

This line is rerouted on Saint-Denis, between René-Lévesque and Notre-Dame. Temporary terminus at Saint-Laurent / Saint-Jacques (52947).

Cancelled stops

52746 Saint-Urbain / René-Lévesquer

52807 Saint-Urbain / De La Gauchetière

53969 Saint-Antoine / de la Place-d'Armes

Northbound

Temporary departure point at Saint-Laurent / Saint-Jacques (52947).

Cancelled stop

59308 Saint-Antoine / Saint-Urbain

Southbound

This line is rerouted on Beaver Hall and Square-Victoria between René-Lévesque and Saint-Jacques, then on McGill between Saint-Jacques and Notre-Dame. Temporary terminus at Saint-Laurent / Saint-Jacques (52947).

Cancelled stops

52679 De Bleury / René-Lévesque

52779 De Bleury / Viger

59308 Saint-Antoine / Saint-Urbain

Please note : At any given time, there may be occasional detours or service adjustments in our bus network. Plan your trips in advance.

Métro impacts

At the request of authorities, Place-d’Armes métro station will be closed from December 1 to 20. The métro will run from Champ-de-Mars to Square-Victoria-OACI, without stopping at Place-d’Armes, in either direction.

Downtown travels for people with reduced mobility

With the temporary closure of Place-d’Armes station, people with reduced mobility who wish to travel downtown via the Orange line can do so through Champ-de-Mars station, which remains universally accessible.

Temporary closure of the CHUM elevator at Champ-de-Mars

Please note that the door giving on the access to the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) will be closed from December 1 to 20, inclusively. To access the CHUM from this station, use the street level exit, then acess the entrance via Viger street.

Métro service status

At all times, we advise you to check the métro service status before your trip.

Paratransit

Impact on paratransit customers

While access to the Palais des congrès de Montréal will be closed off, the surrounding area will remain accessible.

However, customers planning to travel in the area during the event should expect traffic disruptions.

Notifications to customers

Customers travelling in the area will receive notifications (by email, text, or phone, based on customers’ preference) the day before their trip.

Tool for tracking vehicles on a map

Use this tool to track your vehicle in real time. Log in to SIRTA, our online reservation system, to use it on a computer or mobile device.

Unplanned impacts

At any time, it is possible that impacts beyond our control may occur in our networks.

Métro

Plan your trips ahead. We recommend that you check the métro service updates. This information is also available on our Twitter feeds.

Bus

The challenges on the road can sometimes be surprising, and major events such as the COP15 are no exception. We recommend that you plan your itinerary on our homepage, and consult the red zone, which informs you of disruptions at your stop, or on your line.


 

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