Introducing the Navette Or Côte Saint-Luc

Press release


Introducing the Navette Or Côte Saint-Luc

Montréal, October 27, 2010
As part of PASTEC, the Public Transit Service Improvement Programme, funded in equal parts by Transports Québec and Ville de Montréal, Michel Labrecque, Chairman of the STM board of directors, and Côte Saint-Luc Mayor, Anthony Housefather, announced the creation of a new bus shuttle route aimed at serving seniors living in Côte Saint-Luc. The new 262 – Navette Or Côte Saint-Luc will provide seniors with greater mobility within their neighbourhood starting next November 2.

The roughly 26 km minibus route features 16 stops in each direction, serving seven residences for seniors in that area, as well as the main local points of interest to them. In addition to the residences, the minibus route will serve Carrefour Angrignon, Cavendish Mall, Maimonides Medical Centre, CLSC René-Cassin, Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, as well as the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre and municipal pool.

The 262 – Navette Or Côte Saint-Luc shuttle bus will operate according to a set timetable on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, featuring four departures in each direction, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The route will take about 44 minutes to travel in each direction, from the Côte Saint-Luc public pool (north terminus) to Carrefour Angrignon (south terminus). Moreover, the bus route number will appear on a gold-coloured background on designated bus stops, making it easier for clients to identify this particular service.

‘’Today, we are introducing the 262 - Navette Or Côte Saint-Luc, the result of joint efforts by Côte Saint-Luc and STM representatives. The deployment of this new route is excellent news for Côte Saint-Luc seniors, as it significantly increases their mobility. Indeed, the bus route will serve the main residences for seniors in the area, as well as public locations of interest to them, such as shopping centres, as well as healthcare, recreational and community-oriented services,” declared Mr. Labrecque.

‘’Dedicated to our senior residents, the 262 bus service complements services currently offered by Côte Saint-Luc to this particular segment of the population. It will be easier for residents to reach various programmes and services offered by the city and take advantage of municipal facilities, such as the library. We are also very pleased that the STM designated the Côte Saint-Luc municipal pool as the route’s north terminus, as it is located next to the aquatic and community centre we recently began building. The centre will headquarter the Côte Saint-Luc Senior Club,” declared Mayor Housefather.

In addition to the Navette Or in Côte Saint-Luc, the STM also inaugurated this type of service in the boroughs of Anjou and Ahuntsic-Cartierville in 2010. The STM has introduced seven other Navette Or shuttles in 2008 and 2009, one per borough in Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, Montréal-Nord, Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, and LaSalle, as well as two such shuttles in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

To advertize the new 262 – Navette Or Côte Saint-Luc shuttle service, fliers will be distributed in each residence for seniors served by the route. Moreover, community groups and Côte Saint-Luc officials will also help promote it. Ads will also be posted in locations visited by seniors and served by the shuttle. For more information, clients call call STM-INFO (786-4636). They can also call A U T O-B-U-S (288-6287) for bus arrival times at their stop. The STM website also provides access to timetables and other transit-related information.


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