Grand Prix de Montréal
The métro: a winning formula to reach the Grand Prix
Montreal, June 4, 2008 – With the Formula 1 Grand Prix roaring through Ile Notre-Dame next June 6, 7 and 8, the STM will be increasing métro service. Indeed, on the Yellow - 4 line, trains will run every 4 to 5 minutes, from the first departure in the morning until 7 p.m., while the number of trains on the Green – 1 and Orange – 2 lines will be adjusted according to demand.
Because of the large crowds expected to use the Yellow – 4 line, the STM recommends that transit users purchase their return fare ahead of time to avoid line-ups. For $17, racing fans can also buy a three-day Tourist Pass, providing them with unlimited access to public transit during Grand Prix activities. The Tourist Pass is sold in a few métro stations, including Berri-UQAM, Bonaventure and Peel. See the STM website, under Fares, for a complete list.
As large numbers of fans are expected to use the métro to attend racing events, system-wide access to the métro with a bicycle will be forbidden until 7 p.m. on June 6, 7 and 8.
Bus service modifications
Slight changes will affect bus service around the islands. There will be no service on the 167 – Les Îles, heading to La Ronde, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Instead, transit users should take the 169 – Île-Ronde bus from Papineau métro station to reach the amusement park. The 167 – Les Îles, heading to the Casino, will follow its regular timetable between 8:30 am and 6 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As for the 168 – Cité-du-Havre, regular service will be provided on Friday and Saturday, although buses will not stop at Cité du Havre from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
When planning their transportation to any of these weekend events, transit users should call A-U-T-O-B-U-S (514 288-6287) for timetables at their bus stop. For other information, including travel directions, call STM-INFO (514 786-4636). Timetables updated to daily events are now available from the STM website (www.stm.info) up to seven days in advance, as well as more useful transit information.
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