The STM extends the 120 – LACHINE/LASALLE bus route
Montréal, June 11, 2010 – Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing it will extend the 120 – Lachine/LaSalle bus route to the terminus at Dorval train station, as of next June 21. The route adjustment will tap into a new client base by making transit more accessible to people in Montréal’s West Island sector, as well as offering a transportation alternative for boulevard Bouchard residents and workers.
“Introduced March 29, the new bus route is the result of combined efforts by Lachine and LaSalle boroughs to meet the public transportation needs of residents in those sectors. The route extension also represents an increase of some 4500 hours of service per year,” declared Michel Labrecque, Chairman of the STM Board of Directors.
“The extended 120 bus route will finally allow Montréal – Dorion commuter train users to come work or study in LaSalle by only having to take a single bus. Moreover, LaSalle residents need only take the 120 bus to go directly to Dorval train station to catch a VIA train to Toronto or Ottawa; they can also go to Montréal-Trudeau Airport with only one bus transfer. This is the latest improvement in the offer of transit service along the LaSalle – Lachine – Dorval corridor,” explained Madam Manon Barbe, Mayor of LaSalle and Montréal Executive Committee member responsible for transportation.
“The introduction of the 120 bus route last March was already excellent news for Lachine as it provided a more direct access to Montréal’s metro system for our borough residents. The bus route extension to Dorval train station represents another nice improvement, particularly for citizens who need westbound transportation on weekdays,” added Lachine Mayor, Me Claude Dauphin.
“The extended route is welcome is it improves the service provided to workers and makes it possible for our residents to use public transit to go directly to Centre hospitalier de Lachine,” declared Edgar Rouleau, Mayor of Dorval.
The new service is offered Monday to Friday, every 20 minutes during rush hour, and every 23 minutes during off-peak periods. Service starts around 5 a.m. and ends at métro closing time.
The 120 – Lachine/LaSalle runs by the main points of interest in these boroughs, including Centre hospitalier de Lachine, LaSalle Borough Hall, L’Octogone library, LaSalle General Hospital, Place LaSalle and Cégep André-Laurendeau, while providing a faster, more direct access to Angrignon métro station.
Clients are invited to consult the spring Planibus timetables containing the schedule for this line. For any other information on routes, clients can call STM-INFO (514-786-4636), consult the network map or visit the STM’s Web site (www.stm.info), which features more useful transit information.– 30 –