The STM increases shared taxi service in L’Île Bizard – Sainte-Geneviève Borough

Press release


The STM increases shared taxi service in
L’Île Bizard – Sainte-Geneviève Borough

Montréal, April 16, 2010
In order to improve public transit service in L’Île Bizard – Sainte-Geneviève Borough, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is beefing up shared taxi service starting this week. The service now covers a wider area with five new stops (four at the north-east and north-west tips of the island, and one at the Saint-Raphaël Sports Complex) and offers extended service hours. In addition to existing departure times, the improved service features departures synchronized with arriving 207 – Jacques-Bizard buses, which share stops with the 265 bus route, serving Cégep Gérald-Godin and Fairview Terminus.

«We have worked with borough officials to provide an expanded public transit service, particularly along boulevard Jacques-Bizard up to the Saint-Raphaël Sports Complex. Clients in that area can therefore enjoy an improved offer of service that meets their needs,» explained Michel Labrecque, Chairman of the STM Board of Directors.

«Better service will be of benefit to borough residents: this is good news for those who use it to go to work, to school and for their other transportation needs,» mentioned Richard Bélanger, mayor of L’Île-Bizard – Sainte-Geneviève Borough.

Shared taxis are available on call, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday, heading to the bus stop, and heading back from the bus stop between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Service in both directions is also provided evenings, Monday to Friday, between the Saint-Raphaël Sports Complex and any other shared taxi stop. These departures take place every hour, in both directions, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

No specific route is set in advance, as it depends on reservations by clients who must reserve a seat at least one hour ahead of time by calling 514 636-6666. Clients can also consult the STM website ( for more useful information to help them plan their transit use. Moreover, shared taxi fares are the same as those for the bus and metro system. To pay for their ride, clients must show a valid STM transit fare.

The STM also provides shared taxi services between Lachine industrial park and Dorval train station, along Norman Street in Lachine, between Lachine train station and the residential area west of 32nd Avenue, between Philips Avenue in Senneville and either John-Abbott College or Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue train station, along Senneville Road, in the Sainte-Marie sector of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, as well as on Nun’s Island, and Technoparc Montréal in Saint-Laurent.

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