Improvement in the bus service in the
Borough of Saint-Laurent
Montreal, 24 March 2003 In order to provide a service that responds more effectively to the needs of residents and businesses in the Bois-Franc sector, the Société de transport de Montréal will modify the route of bus line 70 Bois-Franc and extend its hours of service as of March 31, 2003.
Put into service on January 6, 1997, thanks to a financial partnership with Bombardier Real Estate Ltd., line 70 was aimed at fulfilling the needs of a fast-developing new sector. Having reached the standard for profitability of 25 passengers per vehicle per hour, it was integrated into the STMs regular system in May 1999. This sector of the Borough of Saint-Laurent has seen tremendous growth over the past few years, and it is anticipated that 400 new residential units will be built over the next three years. In agreement with interested parties in the sector, the STM made the decision to extend the route of line 70 at its northern end to travel along Alexis-Nihon, des Nations and Poirier. The present terminus located at the intersection of Charles-Darwin and Poirier will be moved to the corner of Des Harfangs and Poirier.
As this line is presently only in service during morning and afternoon rush hours, a decision was also made to extend the hours of operation to provide regular service Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
These changes will provide better access to the commercial sector and to the new residential developments located in the northern end of the Bois-Franc sector and represent a distinct improvement in bus service in the Borough of Saint-Laurent.