The STM announces service improvements in the Chabanel and Marché Central sector

Press release


The STM announces service improvements
in the Chabanel and Marché Central sector

  • Creation of the 19 – Chabanel / Marché Central bus route
  • Modification to the 55 – Saint-Laurent bus route
Montréal, June 14, 2010 Société de transport de Montréal (STM) wishes to inform clients of a series of measures to improve public transit services in the Marché Central and Chabanel Street sector.

“This service improvement is the result of joint efforts by STM, elected officials in Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough and by various stakeholders in the area. The new measures, part of the public transit service improvement programme, funded equally by Transports Québec and Ville de Montréal, are in response to the growing needs of our clients in the area. Indeed, the Chabanel revitalization project, the arrival of new businesses in the next few years, as well as Marché Central’s commercial activity have lead to increasing needs in terms of public transit,” declared Mrs. Jocelyn Ann Campbell, councillor for Saint-Sulpice District and member of the STM Board of Directors.

For his part, the mayor of Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough, Pierre Gagnier, added that the economic success of the Chabanel sector rests largely on the quality of public transit. “Chabanel boasts over 10,000 million square feet of rentable space in the very centre of the island of Montréal. With the Chabanel train station already built and a future one planned for l’Acadie to handle the passengers from the suburbs to the north and east of Montréal, in addition to a constantly improving local bus network, we have every reason to be optimistic for this highly strategic sector.”

Creation of the 19 – Chabanel / Marché Central bus route
This new route will operate Monday to Friday, from 8 p.m. until métro closing time starting next June 21. The new route will depart from Crémazie metro station, travel along Saint-Laurent boulevard to Chabanel, then continue on to Marché Central before looping back toward Crémazie station. As the 19 bus route will offer a more direct link between Crémazie station and the Chabanel / Marché Central sector, clients will have access until late at night. Modifying that bus route implies an increase in annual bus service of some 1330 hours and will require an additional vehicle to provide service.

Route modification for the 55 – Saint-Laurent
The northern portion of the 55 – Saint-Laurent bus route is modified so that buses travel along Louvain until de l’Esplanade and before ending on Chabanel. Southbound, the bus route will now follow Saint-Laurent boulevard instead of Clark street. This route change will provide improved access for workers in the Chabanel sector and contribute to improving the quality of life of residents.

Clients should consult the summer Planibus as they feature timetable information for all bus routes, including the new ones.


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