on Route 194 – métrobus Rivière-des-Prairies
Montreal, October 25, 2007 - The STM is pleased to announce that, effective this Monday, October 29, passengers will enjoy improved service on Bus Route 194 – métrobus Rivière-des-Prairies. This route will now offer continuous service on weekdays, at 30-minute intervals between 8:49 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
This additional service complements the service offering to STM passengers who currently travel this route during rush hour. The additional 5,274 hours of service annually will therefore result in an extended timeframe for this faster service to the Radisson métro station. Another two northbound departures will be added on, after 7:00 p.m.
“This move is very good news for transit users in the northeast part of Montreal Island,” stated Claude Trudel, Chairperson of the STM Board of Directors. “The service improvements being introduced here are a clear reflection of the STM’s commitment to offering riders better public transit and an alternative to taking the car.”
Bus Route 194 – métrobus Rivière-des-Prairies represents significant time savings – as much as 30 minutes – for passengers, who will now be able to travel directly to the Radisson métro station. Buses on this route will also travel the entire length of Ray-Lawson Boulevard within the industrial park, in the Borough of Anjou, as well as on the principal axes of this area, which include Armand Bombardier, Henri-Bourassa, Armand-Chaput and Perras Boulevards.
Cosmo Maciocia, mayor of the Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies – Pointe-aux-Trembles, sees this additional service as an extremely positive development. “What we’re doing is giving the residents of this borough more flexibility, which will be useful to those who have an unusual work schedule or would simply prefer to leave their cars at home. This represents another improvement in their quality of life.”
Over the October 27-28 weekend, flyers containing the new schedule and details of the route will be distributed to all households in the Rivières-des-Prairies district. We suggest that transit users keep these flyers for reference, since the new schedule listed will replace all those currently in effect for this route.
Clients wishing further information, including trip details, are invited to call
STM-INFO (514-786-4636) or to consult the System Map or our Website (www.stm.info), which contains a wealth of useful information.
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