Quick access between Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and the métro
The STM puts a new direct bus line into service during rush hour for the hospitals employees and clientele
Montreal, 3 March 2003 The Société de transport de Montréal today inaugurated a new bus line departing from the Assomption métro station to better serve the hospitals clientele and employees.
will offer a shuttle service Monday to Friday from 7:10 a.m. to 8:25 a.m., and from 4:10 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. The bus will depart from the Assomption métro station, making its first stop across from the Maisonneuve Pavilion and its second stop in front of the Rosemont Pavilion on Rosemont boulevard. It will then return directly to the métro.
This joint initiative between the health institution and the Société de transport de Montréal is designed to increase the use of public transit by the hospitals 4,500 employees and the more than 300,000 visitors annually to its outpatient clinics.
According to the chairman of the board of the STM, Mr. Claude Dauphin, "this new service will enable some one hundred people each day to save time by avoiding a transfer and by benefiting from more direct access. We are delighted to have Maisonneuve-Rosemont among our partners and are very proud of the fact that it is the first health institution to choose public transit. We would like to thank the hospitals management for the various measures they implemented to encourage their employees and clients to improve the quality of their travel."
The executive director of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Mme Carole Deschambault, emphasized the institutions commitment: "Our efforts to promote public transit are, first and foremost, a way of ensuring the well-being of our employees. Our many clients will also appreciate this new direct service as an alternative to the car. Developing public transit is particularly important for us as a public health institution."
An 800-bed institution serving a population of 500,000 in Montreal East, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital is affiliated with the University of Montreal. It is also a province-wide reference centre for several major specialties.