Service Modifications Due to the Fireworks and the Grand Prix
Montréal, June11, 1997 - The STCUM wishes to advise its ridership that modifications will be brought to some of its services in the course of the next few days due to the fireworks at La Ronde and the Grand Prix on Île-Notre-Dame.
Fireworks - Saturday June 14
Service on several bus routes running south of Sherbrooke Street - between Papineau and Frontenac - will unavoidably be slowed. From 8 pm to 11:30 pm, the circuit of route 10 - De Lorimier will end at the De Lorimier / De Maisonneuve intersection while that of routes 34 - Sainte-Catherine and 94 - Iberville will end at the Frontenac métro station. Lastly, it should be noted that service on routes 11 - Montagne and 169 - ële Ronde will be interrupted as of 8 pm and will restart after the event, i.e. around 11:30 pm.
Grand Prix - Sunday June 15
The STCUM would like to remind its ridership that all through the weekend, the métro will be the most efficient means of transportation to quickly get to the ële-Notre-Dame site. Frequency of service on line 4 - yellow, between the Berri-UQAM and Longueuil stations, will be increased in relation to the crowds. In addition, there will not be any short trains on lines 1 - green, 2 - orange and 4 - yellow this weekend.
Transportation of bicycles inside the métro
Bicycles will not be allowed inside the métro all day Friday and Saturday (June 13 and 14) as well as on Sunday (June 15) until 7 pm, due to the high number of commuters using the métro to get to the fireworks and the Grand Prix.
Also, until June 15, it should be noted that modifications have also been brought to routes 15, 80, 129, 358 (night route) and 535 due to the Molson Dry RockFest taking place around Place-des-Arts.
As the métro is much more crowded after an event than prior to it, the STCUM recommends that commuters purchase their return ticket on the way to events. For those who plan to use public transit repeatedly over this activities-filled weekend, the STCUM would like to remind them that tourist passes (Carte touristique) are available at downtown métro stations for $12 and are valid for a three-day period.
To better plan their trips on these days, customers should dial their Telbus number. For additional information on routes, dial A-U-T-O-B-U-S (288-6287).